Fentanyl-Laced Cocaine: How Opioids are Killing People with Cocaine Addiction
Fentanyl-Laced Cocaine: How Opioids are Killing People with Cocaine Addiction

Fentanyl-Laced Cocaine: How Opioids are Killing People with Cocaine Addiction Deaths from opioid-induced overdoses have substantially risen over the last two decades. From 1999 to 2017, more than 702,000 people…

The Stigma of Opioid Dependence & Heroin Addiction: Medical Conditions or Behavior Choices?
The Stigma of Opioid Dependence & Heroin Addiction: Medical Conditions or Behavior Choices?

The Stigma of Opioid Dependence & Heroin Addiction: Medical Conditions or Behavior Choices? The opioid epidemic is at an all-time high, as rates of opioid abuse continue to rise in…

Chronic Pain and Opioid Addiction
Chronic Pain and Opioid Addiction

Chronic Pain and Opioid Addiction What affects more lives than heart disease and diabetes combined? You probably guessed cancer, but it is, in fact, chronic pain. Chronic pain affects 133…

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…