Prescription Drug Addiction

What to Do with Unused Prescription Drugs

Following President Trump’s declaration of a nationwide public health emergency to address the opioid crisis in 2017, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) facilitated its 14th Prescription Drug Take Back Day. The DEA’s semiannual events are intended to provide opportunities for people to remove unused opioids and other prescription drugs from their homes so they don’t … Continue reading What to Do with Unused Prescription Drugs

Alcoholism Treatment

Medication-Assisted Treatment: Is It a Secret Weapon Against Alcohol Dependency?

Alcohol use disorder affects more than 15 million adults in the United States, according to the most recent stats from the 2016 National Survey on Drug Use and Health.1 An even harsher reality: Approximately 88,000 people die from alcohol-related causes each year.2 That’s even higher than the estimated 64,000 drug-related deaths in 2016.3 And while … Continue reading Medication-Assisted Treatment: Is It a Secret Weapon Against Alcohol Dependency?

Mental Health and Addiction Treament

Can Being Exposed to Disasters and Tragedies in the Media Cause Trauma?

  Sometimes it seems like the national news contains one tragedy after another. National and world disasters wreak havoc on families and individuals, and these traumas often create ripple effects that impact people outside of the actual physical incident. Is it possible to become traumatized from afar by watching or reading the news?   How … Continue reading Can Being Exposed to Disasters and Tragedies in the Media Cause Trauma?

Drug Abuse

Are Narcan Home Kits a Lifesaver or Safety Net for Opioid Addiction?

With opioid use on the rise, the risk of overdose is real and present for every addicted individual. The most recent numbers suggest a terrifying prospect for future overdose predictions: More than two million Americans rely heavily on opioids, which include prescription painkillers, heroin and its synthetic counterpart, fentanyl.1 It’s no wonder recovery advocates celebrate … Continue reading Are Narcan Home Kits a Lifesaver or Safety Net for Opioid Addiction?