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A Guide to Hydromorphone (Dilaudid)

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Hydromorphone is a semi-synthetic opioid analgesic (a painkiller) that is thought to be six to eight times stronger than morphine. It is derived from morphine and is known under the brand names: Palladone, Hydromorph Contin, Hydrostat, Exalgo, Dilaudid-HP and Dilaudid. Dilaudid's generic brand name is hydromorphone, though it is more commonly referred to as Dilaudid and rarely by its generic name. MORE  

A Guide to Methadone

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Methadone is a synthetic opioid analgesic used to treat moderate to severe pain. It  is best known, however, for preventing withdrawal symptoms in patients with opiate addictions, particularly heroin. Chemically, it is a 50:50 mixture of two enantiomers which are (R-) or levo- or l-methadone and (S-) or dextro or d-methadone. Known brand names of methadone include: Dolphine, Methadose, Westadone and Methadose Oral Concentrate, Symoron, and Metadol. It is taken orally, rectally, by insufflation, sublingually or intravenously. MORE  

A Guide to Morphine

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Morphine is an opiate analgesic (pain killer) that is naturally found in the opium poppy. MORE  

A Guide to Work Addiction

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Classified by many psychologists as an obsessive-compulsive disorder amounting to a behavioral addiction, work addiction is also known as workaholism. It occurs when a person’s work schedule reaches a relentless inner-driven level even though there are not deadlines to meet (except often in the mind of the individual) nor immediate financial concerns. Workaholics often use work as a coping mechanism to deal with anxiety, depression and well-buried self-esteem issues, or as an avoidance mechanism to cope with social interactions in which they are not comfortable. MORE  

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What is Binge Eating Disorder?

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Recently recognized by the American Psychiatric Association as one of the three major eating disorders, binge eating is characterized by quick bursts of uncontrolled eating followed by extreme distress due to a lack of control, and generally occurs at least once a week over a period of three months.  MORE  

What is Anorexia?

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Anorexia is a debilitating eating disorder that affects approximately 1% of the U.S. population and has one of the highest mortality rates of all mental health conditions. People who suffer from anorexia nervosa are seriously underweight and have little to no body fat, a condition usually brought on by self-imposed starvation. They exhibit low self-esteem directly related to their body image and express extreme anxiety about gaining weight. MORE  

What is Bulimia Nervosa?

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Characterized by an obsession with weight control and dieting, bulimia is an eating disorder that affects as much as 5% of the U.S. population.  MORE  

Sending Children Home to Die

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What's the reality behind children fleeing Central America? Read this only if you are willing to be disgusted and outraged, including with Obama and HIllary. MORE  

A Guide to Social Media Addiction

By The Fix staff

Social Media is a major part of life almost everywhere and most of us know people who spend huge amounts of time on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and similar services. Much has been written in recent years about compulsive or addictive social media practices or habits.    How can social media be abused? MORE  

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