Tags Substance abuse & addiction

substance abuse & addiction

Repurposing Cancer Drugs to Combat Opioid Dependency

Repurposing Cancer Drugs to Combat Opioid Dependency

Finding effective and safer alternatives to pain management is essential in the fight against the opioid epidemic.
drink less be merry healthy holiday

10 Ways to Drink Less and Be Merry During the Holidays

If you're trying to cut down on your drinking, the triggering effects of this festive time of year may be challenging. Here are strategies to that will help.

The Science of Mind-Body Therapy for Pain

Research shows that a mind-body approach to chronic pain can result in a decrease in pain similar to what one might find with opioids.

Opioid Addiction is the Cancer of Our Generation

Opioid addiction is the cancer of our generation—it is progressive and often rapidly fatal. Why should we give up on it?
medical marijuana opioid

Can Medical Marijuana Help Curb the Opioid Epidemic?

Some studies are finding that prescribed marijuana, especially for pain issues, can help prevent an opioid addiction from developing in the first place.

E-Prescribing: A Powerful Tool in the War Against Opioid Abuse

Between 3% and 9% of drugs that are diverted for abuse are tied to fraud and forgery of paper prescriptions. This is a blind spot we can no longer live with.
sleeping man addiction recovery

Natural Remedies for Insomnia in Addiction Recovery

Insomnia puts a recovering addict at risk for relapse, tempting them to use the same substances they abused to get relief from the aggravating lack of sleep.

How the Opioid Crisis Affects Addiction Treatment Centers

The need for these services far outweighs the demand as many people who meet the critical for severe substance use disorder meet financial barriers to access treatment.
big pharma america usa opioid

The Deadly Game Big Pharma Played on the American People

The drug industry spent $102 million lobbying Congress to be sure the industry-favoring Patient Access and Effective Drug Enforcement Act was passed. It worked.