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Recovery is a process of change through which people improve their health and wellness, live self-directed lives, and strive to reach their full potential. Even people with severe and chronic substance use disorders can, with help, overcome their illness and regain health and social function. This is called remission. Being in recovery is when those […]


Medications for Opioid Overdose, Withdrawal, & Addiction

Medications for Opioid Use Disorder This infographic shows the different types of medications prescribed for opioid overdose, withdrawal, and addiction. Medications for opioid overdose, withdrawal, and addiction Medications for opioid overdose, withdrawal, and addiction are safe, effective and save lives. The National Institute on Drug Abuse supports research to develop new medicines and delivery systems […]


Prescription Drugs

What are prescription drugs? Prescription drugs are often strong medications, which is why they require a prescription from a doctor or dentist. There are three kinds of prescription drugs that are commonly misused: Opioids—used to relieve pain Depressants—used to relieve anxiety or help a person sleep Stimulants— used for treating attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) Prescription […]