Drug Abuse

Is Botox Technology the Newest Weapon in Pain Control?

Botox does a lot more than get rid of wrinkles; it might even control pain.

Prescription opioid use, abuse, and overdose deaths continue to climb across our nation. The epidemic has medical experts scrambling to understand chronic pain and finding new forms of alternative pain management. Believe it or not, Bonti, a biotech company, believes that Botox could be an effective option. Botox and Pain Management Bonti’s researchers are exploring […]

7 Ways the Gov’t Could Help the Nation’s Drug Crisis

Nearly 2.5 million Americans are hooked on opioids like prescription painkillers or heroin. Each day, 44 Americans die from an opioid overdose. We’re in the midst of ever growing addiction epidemic. Can anything be done to reverse this dangerous trend? Because the current opioid crisis affects our nation as a whole, the government could play […]

Making Pain Management Safe: It’s a Complicated Task

Since pain is subjective, is it fair to develop a one-size-fits-all treatment plan?

More than two million Americans suffer from substance abuse issues related to prescription painkillers and this epidemic takes the lives of more than 90 Americans every single day. These alarming statistics led researchers to ask: How do we make pain management safe? Specifically, how can we balance opioid prescription length and the risk of dependence? […]

Staying Sober in a City That Embraces Legalized Pot

I never thought moving to Portland would impact my recovery. I was wrong.

When I planned my move to Portland, I was excited by the prospect of adventure and was optimistic about my future – moving to the land of opportunity. Portland is a liberal city that’s full of creatives – my kind of people. As a person who loves the outdoors, I was drawn to the vibrant […]

Inhalant Abuse: On the Rise, Hard to Treat, and Often Fatal

Abusing inhalants wreaks havoc on the body and treatment is often very difficult.

While the nation’s opioid addiction takes up the spotlight, there’s another deadly threat lurking in the shadows: inhalant abuse. Here’s the problem with inhalant abuse – most of these potentially lethal products are perfectly legal to possess and readily available in every household. Inhalants can be found in kitchens, bathrooms, and garages. There are thousands […]

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