January 3, 2019

The Fentanyl Crisis and What You Need to Know

What is Fentanyl? According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, Fentanyl is a powerful synthetic opioid analgesic that is similar to morphine, but is 50 to 100 times more potent. It is a schedule II prescription drug, and it is typically used to treat patients with severe pain, for side effects surrounding aggressive cancer […]

Addiction, Addiction Recovery, Addiction to Pharmaceuticals, Detox Resources for Alcohol and Drugs/Opiates, Drug Rehab Information, Drug Treatment, Heroin, Medical, Substance Abuse, Synthetic
October 21, 2014

Stemming the Rising Tide of Heroin Abuse

Stemming the Rising Tide of Heroin Abuse Why has heroin abuse skyrocketed, who is using it, and what can be done about the problem? Prescription opioids abuse data suggests the reason for a resurgence of heroin use in America.  According to the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA): “Today’s typical heroin addict starts using […]

Abuse, Addiction Recovery, Addiction to Pharmaceuticals, Alcoholism, Behavioral Addictions, Complementary Therapies, Current Events, Drug Treatment, Mental Health, Substance Abuse
April 12, 2013

Buprenorphine and Treating Prescription Drug Abuse

The battle to end the prescription drug abuse epidemic in the United States is now more complicated than ever. The Wall Street Journal reported last week on new findings that show how prescriptions such as buprenorphine, meant to cure addiction, are now also being abused by many addicts who take them. One pharmaceutical company had […]

Addiction Recovery, Addiction to Pharmaceuticals, Drug Treatment
April 5, 2013

New Science Can Personalize Prescription Medication

KXAN.com, an ABC affiliate in Austin, Texas, is reporting on interesting new science that may help decrease a person’s risk of becoming addicted to the prescription medication they are prescribed by doctors. We often hear stories from our clients about the difficulties and circumstances that lead to their opioid addictions. Often the dependencies start as […]

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April 2, 2013

The STOPP Act Takes Effect

Penning a blog for the Huffington Post, U.S. Representative from West Virginia Nick J. Rahall writes about the STOPP act, which he co-sponsored.  He says: “Every year, at least 16,000 Americans die from overdosing on prescription pain drugs, more than from heroin and cocaine combined.  Preventing these deaths should be a national priority, and two measures that […]

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