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The Opioid Crisis: What It Is, How to Recognize Signs

Chances are you’ve heard the term “opioid crisis,” since it’s become a hot button issue in the media in recent years. The opioid crisis refers to the rapidly increasing number of deaths and hospitalizations from opioid medications, which includes highly addictive prescriptions as well as illegal drugs. Opioids you may have heard of include codeine, Demerol, fentanyl, heroin, oxycodone and …