Addicts Are Hurting Their Pets to Get Access to Opioids

Addiction take your God given personality away from you and turns you into a monster... even a monster who would harm your own beloved pets in order to get drugs!  It doesn't get much lower than that.  Perhaps today will be the day that you choose detox and get better! ~NationalAddictionNews.com People are hurting their pets … Continue reading Addicts Are Hurting Their Pets to Get Access to Opioids

When heroin kills, the appeal grows — and policing the drug becomes harder

At the retail end of the global heroin trade, local heroin rings repackage pounds of the drug into single-serve doses and push the product to its final destination: the user. From there, the next stop is often a hospital emergency room or a morgue, as an epidemic of heroin-related overdoses and deaths continues its creep … Continue reading When heroin kills, the appeal grows — and policing the drug becomes harder

“I’m trying not to die right now”: Why Opioid-Addicted Patients are Still Searching for Help

Access and accountability are still huge barriers in the growing treatment industry. The Trump administration, Congress and states are pouring billions of dollars into addiction treatment to fight the opioid crisis, but accountability for the burgeoning industry hasn’t kept pace with those efforts — leaving patients vulnerable to ineffective care, fraud and abuse. Interviews with … Continue reading “I’m trying not to die right now”: Why Opioid-Addicted Patients are Still Searching for Help

What is Fentanyl?

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 or to manage pain after surgery.  It is also sometimes used to treat patients with chronic pain … Continue reading What is Fentanyl?

Talking To Your Teen About Addiction

Choose the right time to talk. When talking to your child be sure your child is sober or has not been using drugs before talking about drugs and alcohol. Voice your suspicion. Begin by expressing your concerns without making accusations. “Susan, I suspect you may be smoking pot occasionally. I love you and I’m concerned about you. Is there something … Continue reading Talking To Your Teen About Addiction

Opioid use may increase risk of DANGEROUS heart rhythm disorder

A NOTE TO MY READERS:  You can live in denial or live in good health.  The choice is yours if you make the decision to contact a board certified medical doctor who can safely detox you off of your opioids.  This MUST be done under strict medical supervision in a hospital or detox center. NEVER … Continue reading Opioid use may increase risk of DANGEROUS heart rhythm disorder

Drug Overdose Epidemic is Far Beyond Opioids

Most government-funded initiatives to address the overdose epidemic in the United States have targeted opioids specifically.They have neglected other drugs that are increasingly implicated in overdoses, such as cocaine and methamphetamine.This is the finding of an issue brief by a drug policy expert at Rice University. The is Katharine Neill Harris, the Alfred C. Glassell III … Continue reading Drug Overdose Epidemic is Far Beyond Opioids

Doctors and Policymakers Struggle To Keep Up As Opioid Use Surges among Women

Rachael Pomerleau, 40, had taken opioids before, having had procedures like wisdom teeth removal and gallbladder surgery. But during the tumultuous two years that her children, now ages 7 and 8, were born, opioids took over her life, she told HuffPost. She was put on bed rest as a result of complications with the pregnancy of her … Continue reading Doctors and Policymakers Struggle To Keep Up As Opioid Use Surges among Women

Seniors In The Deep South And Rural Western States Prescribed Most Benzodiazepines And Opioids

Older male doctors in the South and in rural western states are prescribing the most sedatives and opioids to seniors, according to a new University of Michigan (U-M) study. And those receiving the drugs are more often than not less educated, from areas with lower incomes and at higher risk for suicide. States with the … Continue reading Seniors In The Deep South And Rural Western States Prescribed Most Benzodiazepines And Opioids

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