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South Florida Naloxone and Harm Reduction

Unfortunately, opioid dependence and overdose are serious problems in the United States. An average of 128 people died of an opioid overdose per day in 2018. Opioid overdose can occur…

Morphine: Abuse, Addiction & Treatment

Morphine is a prescription opioid widely administered in both generic formulations and branded products such as Kadian and MS Contin.1 What Is Morphine Made of? A naturally occurring plant alkaloid,…

Risks of Snorting, Smoking, and Injecting Heroin

Heroin is a very addictive drug made from morphine that is sold either as a white powder or as a brown sticky substance (black tar heroin). An illicit opioid drug,…

OxyContin Abuse and Addiction

OxyContin is a powerful and highly addictive opioid painkiller that can have several dangerous side effects, especially when misused. People who abuse OxyContin may be more likely to develop opioid…