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Understanding The Importance of Narcan Nasal Spray

Understanding The Importance of Narcan Nasal Spray

Key Takeaways Narcan (naloxone) nasal spray is a crucial weapon that can help in saving lives in opioid overdose situations.  It is available and user-friendly and, therefore, important in emergency responses.  Community education and adequate training in Narcan use are needed for practical application.    Introduction The USA is facing an opioid crisis as a […]

Fentanyl: Is It Dangerous?

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Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid that is used medically to treat severe pain, such as that experienced by cancer patients. When used appropriately and under the supervision of a healthcare professional, fentanyl can be an effective pain-relieving medication. However, when used without a prescription or abused recreationally, fentanyl can carry serious risks. Is fentanyl dangerous? […]

What Are the Causes of Fentanyl Addiction?

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Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid much more potent than morphine commonly used to treat severe pain. However, recreational users often abuse fentanyl, leading to addiction. Fentanyl addiction is a serious problem that can have devastating consequences. Understanding the causes of fentanyl addiction is crucial to identifying those at risk and providing appropriate support. At Virtue […]