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Financial Preparedness in the Face of Opioid Addiction

John Halterman - 3/21/2018 - 0

Most people don’t plan on having a loved one fall victim to addiction but the sad reality is that it happens and, in West Virginia, it happens quite regularly. Here’s what families may have to do financially to adapt if their family is impacted by the opioid crisis, based on my experience being a wealth manager in West Virginia, the #1 opioid state.

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There’s More to St. Patrick’s Day Than Drinking

Sean O'Brien - 3/16/2018 - 5

If you’re an alcoholic like I am, there really is no question—you drink, you always drink. That’s what alcoholics do, we drink, St. Patrick’s Day or not.

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The High Price of Being Constantly Plugged In

Taylor Davis - 2/14/2018 - 0

How constant connectivity negatively impacts teens’ mental health and what you can do about it.

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The VA’s Contradictory Stance on Medical Marijuana

Andy Heikkila - 2/7/2018 - 0

Military veterans are still unable to be referred to state medical marijuana programs by VA physicians due to a federal prohibition. 

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Methadone and Suboxone For Heroin Recovery

Thomas G. Kimball, PhD - 1/23/2018 - 0

Medication Assisted Treatment programs for opioid-addicted incarcerated individuals increase reporting for post-release treatment and lower recidivism and relapse rates.

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Repurposing Cancer Drugs to Combat Opioid Dependency

Thomas G. Kimball, PhD - 12/19/2017 - 1

Finding effective and safer alternatives to pain management is essential in the fight against the opioid epidemic.

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The Science of Mind-Body Therapy for Pain

Maricel Tabalba - 12/8/2017 - 0

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.

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Opioid Addiction is the Cancer of Our Generation

Leslie Dye, MD - 11/27/2017 - 4

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

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Can Medical Marijuana Help Curb the Opioid Epidemic?

Andy Heikkila - 11/26/2017 - 0

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

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

Paul Uhrig - 11/24/2017 - 0

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.

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Natural Remedies for Insomnia in Addiction Recovery

Trevor McDonald - 11/19/2017 - 6

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.

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How the Opioid Crisis Affects Addiction Treatment Centers

Thomas G. Kimball, PhD - 11/17/2017 - 0

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.

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