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
By Taylor Davis With more than 64,000 Americans dying from drug overdose in 2016 and 50,000 of those related to opioids,1 fighting the opioid crisis has become a top priority for the Trump administration. In October 2017, the president declared the crisis to be a public health emergency, and in March 2018 he shed some … Continue reading Would a “War on Drugs” Strategy Work?
By Wesley Gallagher It’s no secret that lawyers have demanding jobs. From the time they take the LSAT to the moment they get that corner office, lawyers are required to put great amounts of time and energy into their profession. And while law isn’t the only demanding career, there are aspects of being a lawyer … Continue reading Mental Health and Addiction in the Legal Community
If anyone close to you has struggled with repetitive addiction behavior, you have probably already thought of an entire list of things you would like to say to that person about the addiction and the impact that addiction is having on the rest of the family. Hopefully, you and your friends, colleagues, or family members … Continue reading 6 Things You Should Say During an Intervention
Percocet addiction is a multifaceted disease. Like other opiate drugs, Percocet is highly addictive and Percocet dependence can take over after just a few weeks of treatment. All opiate addictions will only worsen the longer an individual goes without treatment. Every Percocet addiction is unique. The path and intensity of opioid addiction is unique to … Continue reading How Long Does It Take to Become Addicted to Percocet?
Sometimes adults and families need a different kind of help when it comes to dealing with emotional health. Whether the issue is behavioral or relational, adventure therapy can be the answer when traditional methods don’t seem to be effective or aren’t an option. “Adventure therapy helps kids learn to be in the moment, be in … Continue reading How Adventure Therapy Helps in Recovery
The desire to help your loved ones meet their recovery goals can be a source of strength and motivation for someone who is struggling with addiction. But for some people, the need to help becomes so strong it’s impossible to recognize when the line between helping and enabling is crossed. By definition, enabling is essentially … Continue reading How to Stop Enabling an Addicted Loved One
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
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?
Facing a loved one’s addiction is always difficult, but when that person is part of an addicted couple, new problems emerge. It’s a lesson that Jason and Donna learned the hard way. For 10 years they shared everything. They had a home, cars, jobs and children. They also shared a meth addiction. Though it wasn’t immediately … Continue reading Treatment Works: One Couple Beats Crystal Meth Addiction