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What Is Loperamide Abuse?

Navigating the journey toward addiction treatment can feel overwhelming, both for those personally facing the realities of substance abuse and for their loved ones offering support. While discussions often focus on well-known substances, the misuse of over-the-counter (OTC) medications like Loperamide, commonly used for diarrhea relief, is a less talked about but equally critical issue.

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Dangers of Using Opioids During Winter

As temperatures drop and the winter months approach, people suffering from chronic pain may find their symptoms exacerbated. For many, the discomfort caused by arthritis, fibromyalgia, and back pain can be unbearable. As a result, they may turn to opioids for relief. However, opioid use during winter can be more dangerous.   Once you understand the

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What Is the Link Between Opioid Use and Constipation?

You may not think that opioid use and constipation have much in common, but there is a strong link between the two. Opioid use can cause constipation, and constipation can be a sign of opioid addiction. If you or someone you care about is taking opioids for a medical purpose, it’s essential to be aware

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