America’s Prescription Opioid Epidemic–Healthcare, Ethics, and the Law

America’s Prescription Opioid Epidemic--Healthcare, Ethics, and the Law America’s prescription opioid epidemic has had devastating consequences. Approximately every 19 minutes, for example, someone in the U.S. dies from an unintentional drug overdose, and the majority of those deaths are opioid involved. Overdose deaths for people between the ages of 35 and 50 have now exceeded [...]

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America’s Opioid Epidemic—Human and Economic Costs

America’s Opioid Epidemic—Human and Economic Costs America's opioid epidemic has gained momentum over the past two decades. It involves the misuse of prescription painkillers and illegal substances such as heroin and non-pharmaceutical fentanyl. Prescription opioids are in a class of drugs that are used medically as pain killers (or analgesics) for moderate to severe pain such [...]

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Opioid Overdose – The Terrifying Numbers

Opioid Overdose – The Terrifying Numbers   Opioid overdose is a significant problem in the United States, and while many are able to be saved with the help of first responders and Naloxone, many others simply aren’t saved. So, what’s behind the trend, and what do the numbers look like? Is there really any way [...]

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Will China’s Newest Illicit Drug Ban Help Fight the US Opioid Epidemic?

Will China’s Newest Illicit Drug Ban Help Fight the US Opioid Epidemic?   In yet another attempt to help the US with its opioid epidemic, China banned yet another illicit substance. Many wonder if these steps are going to be enough to slow down some of the dangerous substances hitting the United States from chemical [...]

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Punishing the Opioid Crisis – Does Going to Jail Make a Difference?

Punishing the Opioid Crisis – Does Going to Jail Make a Difference?   For many, punishing the opioid crisis is just something that needs to be done. Many people have been hurt and even killed over this situation. Families have been destroyed, and the more we learn, the more we are forced to recognize that [...]

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It’s Not Just Heroin Causing Problems – The Opioid Epidemic and the Health of the Nation

It’s Not Just Heroin Causing Problems – The Opioid Epidemic and the Health of the Nation   Many people can see that heroin might cause some pretty long-term health problems, but most of us don’t realize that any type of opioid addiction can be really problematic for the overall health and wellness of a person. [...]

By | June 29th, 2017|Blog, Opiate Addiction|Comments Off on It’s Not Just Heroin Causing Problems – The Opioid Epidemic and the Health of the Nation

Drugs and Suicide–a Hidden Public Health Crisis

Drugs and Suicide—A Hidden Public Health Crisis Drugs and suicide are not typically linked in the general public’s awareness when we think about how serious addiction is. Even those of us who worry about a loved one’s addiction can miss that connection. We tend to fear that the drugs will kill an addicted loved one by [...]

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America’s Opioid Addiction Epidemic–a Public Health Crisis

America's Opioid Addiction Epidemic--a Public Heath Crisis America's opioid addiction epidemic has been newsworthy for some time, and each report in recent years has been an increasingly alarming one, reflecting a public health crisis that has yet to stabilize or reverse. The U.S. governmental Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality released a report this week [...]

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Unused Opioids – The Worry Over What to do With Them

Unused Opioids – The Worry Over What to do With Them   One big problem that many Americans have is what to do with their unused opioids. They say not to flush them down the toilet, but you also don’t want to just throw them in the garbage. If you have a legitimate prescription for [...]

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Heroin Overdose – The Dangerous Game People Play to Feed an Addiction

Heroin Overdose – The Dangerous Game People Play to Feed an Addiction   Heroin overdose. You’ve probably heard about it because it seems to be happening more and more often, but what’s going on? Do people know when they’re going to overdose? Some addicts will tell you that you almost don’t overdose on heroin without [...]

By | June 20th, 2017|Blog, Opiate Addiction|Comments Off on Heroin Overdose – The Dangerous Game People Play to Feed an Addiction