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Mixing Medicines Can Be Dangerous

July 15, 2019  /  The NIDA Blog Team

Mixing prescription and over-the-counter medicines with other medicines or substances—intentionally or by accident—can have dangerous effects.  Read More »

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Treating Opioid Use Disorder in the Emergency Room

June 03, 2019  /  The NIDA Blog Team

Opioid use disorder is a complex problem. Emergency room doctors can save the life of someone with OUD by reversing an opioid overdose and addressing the longer-term problem of addiction.   Read More »

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What To Ask Your Dentist About Opioids

April 15, 2019  /  The NIDA Blog Team

One of the best ways to reduce your chance of misusing an opioid pain reliever is to talk to your dentist. Read More »

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Opioids: Just the Facts

August 27, 2018  /  The NIDA Blog Team

What are the risks of misusing opioids? Learn the answer and more about opioids in NIDA’s new guide “Opioid Facts for Teens.” Read More »

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Fentanyl: A Big Danger in Small Amounts

May 29, 2018  /  The NIDA Blog Team

A recent report found that nearly half of overdose deaths that are related to opioids involve fentanyl. Read More »

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