How Opioid Addiction and Treatment Differs in Older Adults

How Opioid Addiction and Treatment Differs in Older Adults

Deaths among young adults are used to illustrate the tragedy of the opioid epidemic, but addiction to these powerful pain relievers and the problems they create are as prevalent in seniors. Not all recovery programs, however, are prepared to meet the unique physical...
How Will the App Approved by the FDA Help Fight Opioid Addiction?

How Will the App Approved by the FDA Help Fight Opioid Addiction?

Opioid addiction remains a disturbing problem in the United States. Many theories have been proposed and programs developed in the hopes of reducing the epidemic. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently approved a mobile app known as reSET-O, which is designed...
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...