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The Opiate Epidemic: Inpatient Drug Treatment To Withdraw From Opiates

The opiate epidemic continues to spread. The problem began as people were being prescribed opiates for pain relief at a rate far higher than even ten years ago. As acceptance for using prescription opiates increased, so did the number of prescriptions being written. Pharmaceutical companies play a big part in the epidemic, as the marketing efforts for prescription opiates have been strong. Once an individual begins using opiates, withdrawal can be difficult.