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What are opioids?
What are opiates?
Why are opioids addictive?
How quickly can someone become addicted?
What are the signs that someone is addicted to opioids?
Is there a non-addictive painkiller that works as a substitute for opioids?
What are the most commonly prescribed opioids?
Why is fentanyl usually prescribed, and in what forms and dosages?
How does combining opioids with benzodiazepines such as Valium and Xanax affect the user?
How does methadone differ from other opioids in its chemistry and its effect on addicts?
What are the most effective treatments for those who become addicted?
What are diseases or medical conditions that arise secondary to opioid addiction? Do these side effects vary by opioid drug?
What is detoxification, or “detox”?
What is withdrawal? How long does it last?
Will insurance cover treatment?