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Wet Brain and Delirium Tremens 25 Apr 2018

Wet Brain and Delirium Tremens

In the world of alcohol addiction, there is a real threat of both short term and long term damage that comes along with drinking. Most people are familiar with the liver failure, the throat, stomach, and kidney cancers. However, most…

NJ ER Reduces Opioid Use By Over Half Using Alternatives 12 Mar 2018

NJ ER Reduces Opioid Use By Over Half Using Alternatives

In an effort to help reduce the opioid epidemic, one of the busiest Emergency Departments has taken to alternative methods to help ease patient’s pain, and so far, it is showing promising results. St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Paterson, NJ…

“Doctor Shopping” and the Opioid Epidemic 12 Mar 2018

“Doctor Shopping” and the Opioid Epidemic

In the battle against the opioid epidemic, one of the most widely discussed areas of concern is unsafe prescribing practices in the United States. Many people have the availability to receive opioid prescriptions pills in excess through “doctor shopping”. What…

What Abusing Inhalants Does to Your Body 5 Feb 2018

What Abusing Inhalants Does to Your Body

Most parents around the country right now are so hyper-focused on their child staying away from marijuana, alcohol, and opiates. However, there is an equally dangerous form of substance abuse occurring around the world that many people take no notice…

New Data Released on neonatal abstinence syndrome shows scale of epidemic 15 Jan 2018

New Data Released on neonatal abstinence syndrome shows scale of epidemic

With the opioid epidemic continuing to rise throughout the United States, record numbers of Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome have been recorded throughout the nation. As 2017 came to a close, the Indiana Department of Health worked to gather data on the…

The Increase in Adolescent Overdoses; a Gut-Wrenching Reality 26 Dec 2017

The Increase in Adolescent Overdoses; a Gut-Wrenching Reality

Talking about overdose deaths is never easy, but certain realities of this epidemic are even more difficult to wrap my head around. Accidental drug overdose is now the leading cause of death for Americans under the age of 50. The…

Pain Management without Painkillers 26 Dec 2017

Pain Management without Painkillers

Every day, thousands of Americans are struggling with an addiction to painkillers and opiates. Most of these people thought that this would never happen to them. Most of these people were originally prescribed these painkillers by a doctor. Many of…

What Happens During Opiate Withdrawl 20 Dec 2017

What Happens During Opiate Withdrawl

Have you ever heard the excuse, “I don’t have the time to be sick”, as a reason why you or a loved one refused to get clean from opiates? If so, you are not alone. All over the country, Americans…

Is There a Positive Correlation Between Wealth and Addiction? 5 Dec 2017

Is There a Positive Correlation Between Wealth and Addiction?

Many people associate low socioeconomic neighborhoods with drugs, and there is certainly some degree of accuracy to this notion, but who is actually buying these drugs? A drug habit is a full-time job, and you don’t get paid. In fact,…

FDA Makes Statement on “Deadly” Kratom 30 Nov 2017

FDA Makes Statement on “Deadly” Kratom

What was once hailed the “miracle cure” for heroin and opioid addiction has now been deemed a “potential killer” by the FDA. Kratom is an herbal supplement that has begun to make some pretty serious waves over the last few…

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