Drug Abuse

Explaining Fentanyl

By Melissa Riddle Chalos A major headliner in U.S. media, the opioid crisis is now beyond epidemic, reaching pandemic proportions. Opioid overdoses now kill more people each year than breast cancer,1 more than the Vietnam War2 — reaching a record-setting high in 2016, up 20 percent from the previous year.1     Many experts suggest … Continue reading Explaining Fentanyl

Oxycontin Addiction

How Oxycodone Affects Your Eating Habits and Appetite

Oxycodone is a narcotic painkiller. Doctors prescribe this drug to treat moderate to severe pain. Because it works similarly to morphine, it’s often used after major injuries or surgery. But did you know oxycodone does more (and sometimes less) than help you manage pain? Science explains that oxycodone, “can actually make you more sensitive to … Continue reading How Oxycodone Affects Your Eating Habits and Appetite

Treatment Services

Treating Addicted Patients Poses Medical Dilemma, but Should It?

By Becca Owens When you hear that someone has been diagnosed with a disease, you may begin to circle through thoughts of cancer, diabetes or maybe autoimmune or degenerative disorders. It is less likely that you consider the disease of addiction, although it is extremely prevalent and affects lives just as deeply as any other … Continue reading Treating Addicted Patients Poses Medical Dilemma, but Should It?