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painkiller addiction

Painkiller Addiction: More Opioids for COVID Long Haulers

For many people with COVID-19, the recovery process was very simple and took only a few weeks. But for others, side effects of COVID-19 persist. Known as COVID long haulers, these individuals can experience symptoms and side effects of COVID-19 long after their body has stopped fighting the virus. And in some contexts, this can...
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What Does Fentanyl Look Like? How Veterans Can Protect Themselves

Fentanyl abuse is a crisis affecting people across the country. And according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, this issue is only getting worse as more and more individuals die from fentanyl overdoses and other health complications due to synthetic opioids. Part of the problem is that for a lot of people, they don’t...
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How Veterans Can Afford Rehab Costs in DeLand, FL

For many veterans who struggle with substance abuse, they know that they need professional help. But knowing you need help does not always mean knowing how to pay for rehab. That’s completely understandable, but at Heroes’ Mile, we want to make sure that rehab cost is not a hurdle in you getting the help that...
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The Opioid Epidemic: History and Impact on Veterans

The opioid epidemic has spread across the United States for nearly 30 years. During this time, there have been millions of cases of opioid use disorders and hundreds of thousands of opioid overdoses. And while the situation has improved, the opioid crisis continues to be a problem for countless Americans. But without knowing how it...
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vicodin drug abuse

Vicodin: Addiction, Uses, and Recovery for Veterans

For many veterans, especially combat exposed veterans, Vicodin plays an important role in their daily pain management. While this can do a lot to help military personnel re-integrate into civilian life, Vicodin is one of many prescription drugs that is regularly abused. And when this happens, it can lead to prescription drug addiction, which can...
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The Link Between Addiction to Prescription Drugs and Veterans

In the United States, there are millions of veterans who return home with service-related injuries. Unfortunately, the risk of addiction to prescription drugs in veterans with these impairments has been on the rise.  Here’s what service members need to know about the connection between addiction to prescription drugs and veterans who have been injured or...
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