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Finding effective and safer alternatives to pain management is essential in the fight against the opioid epidemic.
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.
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—it is progressive and often rapidly fatal. Why should we give up on it?
Some studies are finding that prescribed marijuana, especially for pain issues, can help prevent an opioid addiction from developing in the first place.
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.
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.
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.
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.