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Opiate Dependence and Opiate Abuse Are Diagnosed Differently

Since the 1980s, the medical field has used the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), published by the American Psychiatric Association (APA) to determine whether a person has a psychological disorder, including addiction. There are diagnostic criteria established for both substance dependence and substance abuse. That means that the two are considered two …

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State Health Authorities, Michigan Rehab Centers Issue Warning for Carfentanil-Laced Heroin

Public health officials in Wayne County have linked at least 19 overdose deaths since July to a powerful synthetic opioid called carfentanil. Carfentanil is a large animal tranquilizer said to be up to 10,000 times more powerful than morphine, and is often mixed with heroin for a deadly combination. State health authorities and staff from …

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Using Naloxone to Save the Lives of Opioid Addicts in High Schools, Drug Rehab Centers in Michigan

The Michigan Senate recently approved a law that allows public schools to stock medication that revives victims who have overdosed on heroin and other opioid drugs. The medication, called naloxone, is commonly used by hospitals, first responders, and drug rehab centers in Michigan who frequently deal with those who struggle with opioid addiction. While schools …

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