• Addiction Treatment: What’s in Store for 2018?

    We learned a lot about addiction treatment in 2017, but what's in store for 2018?

    We learned a lot about addiction treatment in 2017, but what's in store for 2018?

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    What was accomplished in the field of recovery during 2017? Here’s the honest answer: more than some believed possible and less than others had hoped. As we take the year in review, we see many changes. From the highest levels of government to the smallest town meetings, substance abuse issues affected every individual across the […]

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  • Chris Christie Blames China for Our Fentanyl Problem

    Featured Article

    Governor Chris Christie is no stranger to the opioid epidemic. The New Jersey Republican signed groundbreaking legislation that limits first-time opioid prescriptions to a five-day supply and requires state health insurers to cover at least six months of substance abuse treatment. His pleas for governmental opioid reform and his appointment as chair of President Trump’s […]

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  • Is Botox Technology the Newest Weapon in Pain Control?

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

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

    Featured Article

    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 […]

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

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    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 […]

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  • 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?

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

    Featured Article

    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? […]

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Addiction Treatment: What’s in Store for 2018?

We learned a lot about addiction treatment in 2017, but what's in store for 2018?

What was accomplished in the field of recovery during 2017? Here’s the honest answer: more than some believed possible and less than others had hoped. As we take the year in review, we see many changes. From the highest levels of government to the smallest town meetings, substance abuse issues affected every individual across the […]

Chris Christie Blames China for Our Fentanyl Problem

Governor Chris Christie is no stranger to the opioid epidemic. The New Jersey Republican signed groundbreaking legislation that limits first-time opioid prescriptions to a five-day supply and requires state health insurers to cover at least six months of substance abuse treatment. His pleas for governmental opioid reform and his appointment as chair of President Trump’s […]

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 […]

Delaware is Tired of Losing Its Citizens to Overdose

Will Delaware's new Senate Bill 111 help to improve state addiction services?

Last year, 300 Delaware residents died from overdose. Compared to other states’ death tolls, that might not sound like much, but don’t let the numbers fool you. Since 2015, Delaware has seen a 35 percent increase in overdose fatalities. It’s also a significant portion of the population, considering the entire state is home to less […]

Has Fentanyl Found a Deadly New Friend?

Ruthless drug dealers are now cutting their cocaine with fentanyl.

Fentanyl is a potent opioid. It’s deadly even in tiny doses. But that certainly hasn’t stopped drug dealers from mixing this lethal substance in with their heroin. In spite of the apparent danger, some users are willing to try this combination in search of a “higher” high. Authorities have frequently discovered this deadly mix in […]

How and Why Did the Stigma of Addiction Begin?

Here's a brief history on addiction stigma and tips on how we can end it.

Chemical dependency can be defined as a chronic, relapsing brain disease – one that’s characterized by a compulsive need to seek and use a substance. While treatment professionals and small part of the general population see substance abuse this way, much of society views addiction quite differently: as a moral and character failing. A History […]

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