Is Buprenorphine Safe for Long-term Use?
Is Buprenorphine Safe for Long-term Use?

Is Buprenorphine Safe for Long-term Use? The chief of the addiction section of Oregon’s Health and Science University (OHSU) has some strong convictions about buprenorphine and whether it offers safe…

What to do After Naloxone is Administered
What to do After Naloxone is Administered

What to do After Naloxone is Administered The opioid epidemic has swept across America and has claimed tens of thousands of lives. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse,…

Risks of Mixing Opiates and Alcohol
Risks of Mixing Opiates and Alcohol

Risks of Mixing Opiates and Alcohol Opiates and alcohol. It may seem obvious mixing the two is a recipe for severe, irreversible consequences. Independently, each has the ability to take…

10 Famous Celebrity Overdoses
10 Famous Celebrity Overdoses

10 Famous Celebrity Overdoses No one is immune to a drug overdose. Just like ordinary Americans, celebrities have been struck by drug overdoses as well. There have been many celebrity…

Rehabs in Scottsdale Work to Help Heroin Addiction
Rehabs in Scottsdale Work to Help Heroin Addiction

Rehabs in Scottsdale Work to Help Heroin Addiction Taking heroin results in a flush of dopamine rushing to the brain, causing a tremendous amount of pleasure and, more importantly for…

The Clinical Opiate Withdrawal Scale (COWS)
The Clinical Opiate Withdrawal Scale (COWS)

The Clinical Opiate Withdrawal Scale (COWS) For patients receiving medically assisted opioid treatment, assessing the withdrawal levels is critical. Developed in the 1930’s, the clinical opiate withdrawal scale has been…

Access to Naloxone is Increasing - Is That Enough to Help The Opioid Crisis?
Access to Naloxone is Increasing - Is That Enough to Help The Opioid Crisis?

Access to Naloxone is Increasing There were over 60,000 fatal drug overdoses in America during 2016. The use of an overdose treatment drug known as naloxone has been the topic…

Opioid Overdose Memorial Controversy
Opioid Overdose Memorial Controversy

The Controversy Surrounding the Opioid Overdose Memorial  If you have been keeping an eye on the news, you already know how tragic the opioid epidemic has become in recent years,…

911 Good Samaritan Law in Arizona
911 Good Samaritan Law in Arizona

Good Samaritan Law in Arizona In the past, people who called 911 to report that they were with someone who had overdosed on heroin could be charged if they were…

Opioid Prescriptions in Arizona
Opioid Prescriptions in Arizona

Opioid Prescriptions in Arizona Did you know that the number of opioid prescriptions written in the United States in 2017 would be enough to medicate every person in America for…