Heroin and Prescription Painkillers

Opioid Basics Highly addictive and relatively easy to obtain, prescription painkillers quickly became one of the most abused drugs in the United States during the late 1990s and 2000s. As these drugs have become more expensive and harder to access, many people...

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Nation’s Most Serious Drug Problem

Opioid addiction has a severe and costly impact on users’ health and lives and the lives of their family members. Communities that would have never dreamed of seeing heroin destroying their children’s lives ten years ago are seeing it happen today. These drugs...

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Opioids Are Highly Addictive

Opioids are extremely addictive because they activate the same receptors in our brains that react to endorphins, the “feel-good” chemical naturally produced in the brain when we do something pleasurable, like exercise or have sex. Endorphins relieve pain, reduce...

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Who Uses Opioids?

Many people begin taking an opioid for a very legitimate reason: They’re highly effective at relieving acute pain. When recovering from surgery or an accident, these drugs can be life-changing, and most people who follow their prescription and doctor’s recommendations...

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Opioid Addiction Cost Communities

Communities affected by opioid addiction pay a high price in terms of legal expenses, law enforcement, workplace costs, hospitalizations, and deaths. Whether directly affected by addiction in the family or in the form of higher taxes and medical costs, everyone is...

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The Good News: Treatment Works

Treatment is one light at the end of the very dark tunnel of opioid addiction. Treatment does work, and it is a wise investment. Every dollar spent on treatment saves up to seven dollars in health, social, and criminal justice costs. Addiction to heroin and...

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Four Rivers Behavioral Health, through our Center for Specialized Addiction Services offers Hazelden Betty Ford’s COR-12 Program as part of the many substance abuse treatment options available to our clients.

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Four Rivers Behavioral Health

Through our Center for Specialized Addiction Services, we offer Hazelden Betty Ford’s COR-12 Program as part of the many substance abuse treatment options available to our clients. We know from experience that recovery is stronger than addiction. For more than 50 years, we’ve helped men, women, teens, families and communities find freedom from addiction.