Long-term Effects of Opioids on the Brain
Long-term Effects of Opioids on the Brain

Long-term Effects of Opioids on the Brain Medical professionals prescribe opioids to treat acute pain, cough, and chronic diarrhea. While opioids can provide tons of medical benefits to alleviate pain-related…

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…

Understanding the Risk for Fentanyl Overdose
Understanding the Risk for Fentanyl Overdose

Understanding the Risk for Fentanyl Overdose The Midwest Medical Examiner’s office cited the death of rock musician Prince in 2016 as an “accidental overdose of self-administered fentanyl.” While tragic, his…

What Is Kratom? A Tool to End Addiction?
What Is Kratom? A Tool to End Addiction?

What Is Kratom? A Tool to End Addiction? In the world of addiction treatment, there are many tools for dealing with dependency. If you or someone you know has been…

Why Avoiding Painkillers After Injury or Surgery Can Save Your Life
Why Avoiding Painkillers After Injury or Surgery Can Save Your Life

Why Avoiding Painkillers After Injury or Surgery Can Save Your Life The prescribing of painkillers after injury or surgery has become an expected part of the recovery process. Unfortunately, for…

Should We Be Decriminalizing Drugs to Decrease Addiction Rates?
Should We Be Decriminalizing Drugs to Decrease Addiction Rates?

Should We Be Decriminalizing Drugs to Decrease Addiction Rates? It’s no secret that drug addiction is a problem, especially in the United States. From alcohol to prescription drugs to illegal…

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…