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Pregnancy & Opioids

The number of women giving birth while addicted to opioids has more than quadrupled in the past 15 years, according to a new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It’s an alarming trend that underscores the depth of the opioid crisis in America, and the toll it’s taking on moms and babies. Back…

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Detoxing from Opiates after Burn Injury

Pain and discomfort are an unfortunate part of burn injury and recovery. Many of our patients tell us that ongoing pain continues to be a problem long after discharge from the hospital. Continued pain can interfere with every aspect of your life, including: Sleep: pain can make it difficult for you to fall or stay…

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Detox for First Responders

Quick, Discreet Outpatient Opioid Detox Treatment for First Responders Our first responders are always there to help us in our time of need. The traumatic events that they experience each day while working can be hard, both mentally and physically. Injuries sustained on the job can require opiates to treat pain and years of hard…

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Detox for Employees

Have Employees Using On The Job or Who Need Substance Abuse Treatment but Don’t Want to Miss Work? Outpatient Detox Treatment Is Available. If you’re a business owner, manage employees, or work for an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) you might know someone who is dependent on drugs or alcohol. The impact of alcoholism and drug…

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Chronic Opioid Use After Surgery

Source: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6119469/ “Risks Associated with Opioid Use after Surgery The adverse effects of prescription opioids are well documented. The presence of tolerance and physical dependence can occur even at prescribed doses.18–23 Opioids are associated with immunosuppression and opioid-induced endocrinopathy (sexual dysfunction, depression, decreased energy).24–30 Opioids are implicated in opioid-induced hyperalgesia or increased pain sensitivity despite increasing doses…

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Tapering To Lower Dose of Opioids

According to a study, “Of 82 patients, 31 did not complete the 4-month survey and were considered to have dropped out of the study. Depression negatively correlated (P=0.05) and baseline marijuana use positively correlated (P=0.04) with completing the study. To confirm results of the 51 patients who finished the study, researchers reviewed medical records, periodic…

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What’s my dose?

To determine dose in MMEs, multiply the dose for each opioid by the conversion factor. For example, tablets containing hydrocodone 5 mg and acetaminophen 300 mg taken four times a day would contain a total of 20 mg of hydrocodone daily, equivalent to 20 MME daily; extended-release tablets containing oxycodone 10mg and taken twice a…

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Press Release: Relieve Outpatient Medical Detox, a Brand New 7 Day Outpatient Detox Treatment for Opiates Opens In Scottsdale || September 27, 2019

Relieve Outpatient Medical Detox, a Brand New 7 Day Outpatient Detox Treatment for Opiates to Help Prevent “Accidental Addiction”, Opens In Scottsdale   September 27, 2019 For Immediate Release   Relieve Medical Detox, the first outpatient opiate detox of its kind opened August 23rd, 2019 in Scottsdale, Arizona to help combat the growing Opioid Epidemic.…

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What is my risk of becoming addicted if I take opioids?

You can become physically dependent on opioids in as few as 5 days*. There’s very little risk of becoming addicted to opioids when they’re delivered by an anesthesiologist for pain relief during surgery, such as a c-section. But you do have to be careful if you’re given a prescription for opioid pills, such as Vicodin or Percocet, for…

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