October 16, 2018

The Top 10 Warning Signs of Becoming Addicted to Medication

Substance abuse and addiction isn’t just limited to alcohol and street drugs. It can also be very easy to become addicted to medication. This can be very confusing and dangerous all at the same time, because medication has been prescribed to help treat something that might be wrong. While taking medication prescribed by a doctor […]

Addiction, Addiction to Pharmaceuticals, Anxiety, Depression, Depression Treatment, Drug Treatment, Painkiller, Substance Abuse
December 19, 2016

Another Stepping Stone to Recovery: What You Need to Know about the 21st Century Cures Act

Another Stepping Stone to Recovery: What You Need to Know about the 21st Century Cures Act This December, President Obama signed the 21st Century Cures Act. The legislation is one of several bills passed by Congress this session taking aim at the nation’s ongoing opioid abuse epidemic. Here’s what you need to know about this […]

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December 10, 2014

Addiction and Mental Health Treatment under the Affordable Care Act

Addiction and Mental Health Treatment under the Affordable Care Act Part of addiction recovery is dealing appropriately and concurrently with any co-occurring mental illnesses that may be present. Yet, estimates suggest that more than 23 million Americans are addicted to drugs or alcohol, but only 10 percent of them are seeking treatment. Why is that? […]

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July 30, 2014

Is the New Opioid Approved by the FDA Dangerous?

Is the New Opioid Approved by the FDA Dangerous? The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Targiniq ER (oxycodone hydrochloride and naloxone hydrochloride extended-release tablets), an extended-release/long-acting (ER/LA) opioid analgesic to treat severe daily pain that is long-term and for which alternative treatment options are inadequate. Targiniq ER contains Naloxone that blocks the euphoric effects […]

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June 25, 2014

Are You Dependent on Sleeping Pills?

Are You Dependent on Sleeping Pills? Despite the knowledge that sleeping pills are only of short-term benefit, many people continue to use such prescriptions long-term. Sleeping pills may help restore sleep in a crisis or during illness, but they were never intended to be used for months or years on end. Although many people take […]

Abuse, Addiction Recovery, Addiction to Pharmaceuticals, Behavioral Addictions, Current Events, Drug Treatment, Sleep, Substance Abuse
June 4, 2014

Genes Linked to Alcoholism

Genes Linked to Alcoholism New research, published in the journal Translational Psychiatry, has pinpointed 11 gene variations linked to a higher risk of alcoholism. This could lead to a better understanding of the role that genes play in the development of alcoholism. While the results may not be immediately helpful, the hope is that someday […]

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May 9, 2014

Zohydro Painkiller: Do We Need It?

 Zohydro: Do We Need It? Allow me to “speak” candidly. I really have no idea why the FDA has approved the highly controversial painkiller Zohydro. Pain specialists and addiction treatment providers are overwhelming against its use, including the FDA’s own research and development specialists. Why does the FDA ask for the opinions of science professionals […]

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April 14, 2014

Painkilling Drugs: Recreational Use Stabilizing

The results of Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health’s study, using data from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s system, indicates that the use of opioid prescription painkillers is stabilizing. After a twenty-year increase in prescriptions for this family of drugs, they reached a peak of 210 million prescriptions. Thank goodness the numbers may finally […]

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April 7, 2014

Painkillers and Drug Problems in the E.R.

A new study shows an increase in the prescription of powerful narcotic drugs in American emergency rooms.  A 49% increase in opioid painkillers despite a small percentage increase in painful conditions was noticed between 2001 thru 2010. This is a troubling increase. OxyContin, Percocet and Vicodin are a few of the well know painkillers often […]

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March 24, 2014

Chronic Pain and the Problem of Addiction

Pain is real and people want relief. The painkillers created over the last two decades are very effective in helping most people with chronic pain, but they are also fueling a prescription painkiller epidemic and an astounding overdose rate. One painkiller that can be prescribed is methadone, but leading doctors are warning against its use. […]

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