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Synthetic Drug Overdoses in Los Angeles

Concerns about the use of synthetic drugs in America continue to grow, due to overdose reports and strange, violent behavior that people exhibit when they use these types of drugs. While bath salts and synthetic marijuana are used most commonly, there are perhaps hundreds of different variations of dangerous chemicals being used, such as Flakka Read More

PZM21 Could Replace Opioids In The Future

Last week, we wrote about the American opioid epidemic, specifically with regard to the use of prescription painkillers. Opioids are extremely effective at reducing one’s level of pain, but as we well know in the United States—such drugs are terribly addictive and carry the risk of overdose death. Without fail, as many as 78 Americans Read More

Opioid Epidemic Racial Disparities

If you are not familiar with the details of American prescription opioid and heroin epidemic, you are probably not alone. The opioid epidemic is both unprecedented and there are a number of factors that lead to our over reliance on prescription painkillers turning into a crisis which remains to be quelled. Unlike the drug epidemics Read More

Celebrate Recovery Celebrates 25th Birthday

Celebrate Recovery (CR) is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. Next week, members of CR will be gathering at the birthplace of the program—Saddleback Church—in Lake Forest, California. The two-day event will host both keynote speakers and special guests. Below is a list of each: Keynotes: Pastor John Baker Cheryl Baker Johnny Baker Dr. Cloud Read More

E-Cigs: Cool, New and Fun

Many of our readers are likely to remember when R.J. Reynolds used the mascot Joe Camel in their advertising campaigns. The anthropomorphic looking camel was, by all accounts, a hip, slick and cool looking dude who always had a cigarette at hand. The company received a lot of flak over the campaign from anti-smoking advocates, Read More

CARA Legislation was Approved in the Senate

After years of negotiating back and forth, the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2016 (CARA) will be signed by the President in the near future. At the end of last week, the U.S. House of Representatives overwhelming approved the adoption of the legislation which is designed to combat the American opioid epidemic. Yesterday, the Read More

When Cannabis and Tobacco are Used Together

The dangers of tobacco use are well known. For more than 50 years, doctors in the United States have cautioned against the use of cigarettes—being a leading cause of heart disease and various forms of cancer. What’s more, people who smoke cigarettes are more likely to use other mind altering substances that can be addictive Read More

Doctors Oppose Prescription Opioids Restriction

Curbing the American opioid epidemic has proven to be a difficult task from lawmakers, law enforcement and addiction experts. The use of prescription painkillers and heroin is a crisis that is unprecedented, with opioid overdoses taking more than 70 American lives every day. It is widely accepted that both doctors and patients have become far Read More

Smoking: It Can Take 30 Attempts to Finally Quit

Do you smoke cigarettes? Have you ever tried to quit smoking cigarettes? Did you ever manage to accomplish smoking cessation? If you answered ‘yes’ to all of those questions, then there is a strong likelihood that quitting tobacco wasn’t an easy task. Despite the fact that fewer people are using tobacco products than ever, cigarettes Read More

Emergency Department’s Prescription Opioids Solution

Last month, we wrote about CNN’s chief medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta’s call to action directed at physicians across the country to do their part in ending the American opioid epidemic that they helped create. It is no secret that for well over a decade doctors engaged, and still do, in questionable prescribing practices when Read More