The Prescription Drug Abuse Epidemic

The Prescription Drug Abuse Epidemic

For years the number of people experiencing chronic pain and coexisting psychological disorders including addiction has been increasing significantly. In 2003, according to Peter D. Hart Research Associates, the majority of adults in the United States (57 percent) have experienced chronic or recurrent pain in the last year. According to the American Chronic Pain Association,…

How Opiates Work

[video_lightbox_youtube video_id=”oGqOMEVdHus” width=”640″ height=”480″ auto_thumb=”1″] Opiates’ effects are caused by activating receptors located throughout the brain and spinal cord. The two important effects of opiates are pain relief and enhanced mood. Once an opiate medication reaches these receptors, it activates the opiate receptors and produces an effect of relieving pain. It also causes mood enhancement…

All About Opiate Treatment

[video_lightbox_youtube video_id=”XDSVkITXqjE” width=”640″ height=”480″ auto_thumb=”1″] Las Vegas Recovery Center offers treatment to those who are addicted to opiates. Las Vegas Recovery Center also provides innovative and proven opiate-free pain treatment to those who seek an alternative method for treating pain. While we do not offer opiate pain treatment, we feel it is important to educate…