Loperamide and Opioid Addiction
The Opioid Crisis
The opioid crisis in the United States has become an epidemic. According to the DEA, 120 people die from drug overdoses every day in the United States. Opiates and opioids make up a very large portion of this number. In 2014, over 24,000 people died from overdosing on opiates and opioids. The crisis is one of the greatest concerns facing the public today.
What makes opioid abuse so dangerous is the tolerance and dependence-forming properties of various opioid drugs. People tend to take more and more opioids over time. Once they become dependent, severe withdrawal symptoms make it almost impossible to quit using the drugs without medical assistance in the form of opioid replacement therapy. While some people have access to this form of treatment, others turn to questionable home remedies like loperamide in an attempt to curb their painful withdrawal symptoms.
- Muscle cramps and soreness
- Excessive sweating
- Opioid cravings
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