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Opioids May Block Parenting Ability

Prescription opioids and heroin are particularly dangerous drugs that can easily lead to an overdose death. Sadly, many opioid addicts lose their life before they ever get a chance to find recovery. Even those who do manage to get treatment and begin a program of recovery are susceptible to relapse and potential overdose. Opioid narcotics Read More

American Adults Favor Cannabis Legalization

Today, Americans have a far different outlook on marijuana than not that long ago. Despite the fact that marijuana use rates are only second to that of alcohol, there is much we do not know about the drug—the byproduct of prohibition. Cannabis, and all its related products, are illegal to produce, distribute and use on Read More

Taking The StigmaFree Mental Illness Pledge

Each year, in May, we in the field of addiction medicine observe National Mental Health Awareness Month (MHM). Addiction is just one of a myriad of mental health disorders that affect millions of Americans across the country. What’s more, those who suffer from the disease of addiction are far more likely than the general population Read More

Treating Opioid Use Disorder in America

It practically goes without saying that tackling the American opioid epidemic has, and is going to continue to, cost a lot of money. The unprecedented crisis we face has already put huge demands on hospitals and addiction treatment service providers across the country. This is a trend that is likely to continue in the years Read More

Alcohol Abstinence vs Controlled Consumption

The majority of people with alcohol use disorders (alcoholics) who found recovery at one time thought that they could learn to moderate their alcohol consumption. It is wishful thinking to say the least, because people with alcohol problems are not able to drink like others. Sure, for a time it is possible to restrict one’s Read More

Intervention: Encouraging Family to Seek Help

When the average person thinks of an intervention, they are likely to recall images from the popular A&E television series, Intervention or Discovery Life’s Addicted. While these shows were sometimes considered as rather sensationalized, they did much good in a number of ways, mainly with regard to starting a conversation about a disease which plagues Read More

Boxed Warning for Benzodiazepines

Many opioid addicts will often mix prescription painkillers or heroin with sedatives, such as benzodiazepines. It is a class of drug that is effective at treating the symptoms of anxiety, but is also used for insomnia and seizures. When opioids and “benzos,” like Valium or Xanax, are mixed together it causes increased euphoria, compared to Read More

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