OPIOID CRISIS: What role have doctors played in creating the opioid crisis?

Many admit overprescribing of opioid medications helped create epidemic In the early 1990s, the number of painkiller prescriptions filled at U.S. pharmacies increased by 2 to 3 million every year. Around 1996, they jumped by 8 million, as doctors quickly became part of a painkiller prescription-writing bonanza. The makers of Oxycontin launched a marketing campaign …

Marijuana Now a Possible Pain Alternative to Addictive Opioids

Gov. Bruce Rauner has signed a law allowing medical marijuana to be used as a painkiller instead of highly addictive opioids. The law the Republican signed Tuesday is effective immediately. It allows physicians to temporarily prescribe cannabis for pain relief as a means to combat a growing opioid-addiction epidemic. The Illinois Department of Public Health …

Kratom kills 2 in Pennsylvania. Will There be More Deaths Elsewhere?

Kratom, a legal herbal supplement derived from a plant, affects the same opioid brain receptors as morphine and appears to have properties that expose users to the risks of addiction, abuse and dependence. Chester County officials have linked kratom use to the accidental overdose deaths of two men there earlier this year. Police in Chester …

Simple 3 Ingredient Recipe to END Addiction & Bring Recovery to a Close!

Catastrophizing is basically believing something is far, far worse than it actually is.  Some do it specifically for the attention, while others experience this because they truly perceive things from a very negative perspective.  It can generally can take two different forms: making a catastrophe out of a current situation imagining making a catastrophe out …

The Questions & Inner Dialogue that People Use that Drives them into DANGEROUS Opioids, Antidepressants, Benzos, Hypnotics (Sleeping Pills), Stimulants and Weed (for recreational purposes)

The commons thread, as far as thoughts, in ALL people who are in addiction or have depression, include the following.  Not everyone asks or thinks the same statements; however, most of these are included in the minds of a substance user or a depressed person. A depressed or anxious person is the next one to …

Demi Lovato Reportedly Suffering Complications 6 Days After Apparent Overdose

Demi Lovato is still in the hospital after suffering from an overdose on Tuesday. Despite being in the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, Califoria, for six days, the "Sorry Not Sorry" singer has not been discharged due to various "complications," according to TMZ. The outlet's sources, who are said to have "firsthand" knowledge of Lovato's treatment, say …

10 Chain Restaurants to Avoid – Loaded with GMO’s, Toxins & Addiction!

You can choose to be in denial about your food addiction; however, it's very real and very dangerous.  You cannot hide it!  The fast food joints and restaurants you love have DANGEROUS and ADDICTIVE components to keep you coming back.  Ever wonder why you crave these foods so desperately?  Sometimes, I think food addiction is …

Early Signs of Opioid Addiction

The beginning signs of opioid dependence include, but are not limited to the following: Drowsiness Nausea Constipation Slowed Breathing Slurred Speech Requiring more frequent dosing Concern about making sure the prescription is filled and always on hand Increased pain Early signs of withdrawal are: Anxiety Irritability Loss of appetite Craving for the drug Runny nose …