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Busting Common Myths About The Opioid Crisis

Busting Common Myths About The Opioid Crisis

Talk of the opioid epidemic is all over the news, in the newspapers, and on the internet. The problem is that there are so many myths circulating that it’s hard to decipher what is the truth. Fixing a problem that few understand is difficult. The reality is that one...

How the Rural Opioid Crisis Differs from the Urban One

How the Rural Opioid Crisis Differs from the Urban One

As the opioid epidemic continues to rages across most of the United States, lawmakers and other concerned parties remain somewhat clueless as to how to effectively battle the problem. Part of finding a solution is determining the cause, and unfortunately, there's not...

Legislation Tackles the Nation’s Opioid Crisis

Legislation Tackles the Nation’s Opioid Crisis

A number of bills designed to tackle the nation's opioid epidemic were recently signed into law by President Donald Trump. The package of legislation received bipartisan support in both the House and Senate, a rare feat in the current political climate that exists in...

How the Opioid Epidemic Affects Chronic Pain Patients

How the Opioid Epidemic Affects Chronic Pain Patients

Opioid addiction has become so widespread that the government has been forced to take action, enacting regulations that affect both doctors and patients. The goal is to ensure those prone to addiction don't have access to these highly addictive substances, but new...

Pros and Cons of Abstinence Addiction Treatment

Pros and Cons of Abstinence Addiction Treatment

Within the realm of addiction and recovery, there is a very well-known term: abstinence. Abstinence is the continued choice to no longer use drugs or alcohol or to take part in the kinds of activities that commonly lead to or are associated with drug or alcohol use....

The History of the Opioid Crisis

The History of the Opioid Crisis

The current opioid epidemic is believed to have started in 1991. During this time, officials began to notice a drastic increase in the number of prescriptions written for the use of opioids as painkillers. Doctors were falsely informed that the risk of addiction to...