The hallways of most public schools are filled with posters outlining the dangers of drug and alcohol abuse. Kids who watch Saturday morning cartoons may see dozens of commercials encouraging them to say no to drugs and alcohol. And most parents talk to their children on an ongoing basis about why experimenting with drugs…

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Morphine is an opioid prescribed to treat pain after surgery, as the result of an injury or to manage chronic pain. Morphine works by binding to opioid receptors in the brain, changing the way the body perceives pain.1 Morphine is not a drug people turn to when they want to gain or lose weight; however,…

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By Cindy Coloma According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately one in five children experience a mental health condition every year.1 Mental health is a hot topic in the news, and with the coverage and new research, some parents worry about their own kids. Worrying about your child’s mental health is…

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When it comes to pain relief, morphine is one of the most effective medicines available. Derived from the opium poppy in the early 1900s, it was used frequently during the Civil War. And considering how effective morphine is with treating moderate to severe pain, it’s probably not surprising that it’s not only highly addictive but…

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Have you ever felt like your life resembles a scene from the movies? There’s the one where you’re riding your bike through the neighborhood at age seven, fast as you can, and glancing back for signs of The Terminator. And another where your true worth (finally!) shines through and the prince chooses you (yes, you!)…

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On This Page: Addiction Development Signs & Symptoms Treatment Finding Help Today’s teens have never lived in a world without the internet. They are often more tech-savvy than adults and they embrace new trends and technologies. The Internet is a great way to stay connected and informed, but if you’re the parent of a teen,…

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By Becca Owens For someone who lives with anxiety, an episode of overwhelming anxious thoughts or a panic attack can feel crippling. Not being able to return to calm is a terrifying experience, and it can change how you view the world for quite some time. In fact, the fear of entering another episode of…

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