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Opioids, Could I Be Addicted?

By Marybeth Bock --- Chances are you’ve heard there’s an ongoing opioid epidemic currently happening in the United States. What exactly does this mean, and is there the possibility that you as a teenager could be addicted, or might become addicted in the future? Opioids are a type of medication ...

What is an Opioid?

By  Jennifer Nevels, NMD --- Opioids are a class of medications that are prescribed by physicians for severe pain. The two most common are Codeine and OxyContin, typically given after a major surgery or injury for short term pain relief. Injuries sustained from athletics, car, biking or skate boarding accidents ...