Substance Use Disorder and Associated Secondary Medical Conditions
Substance Use Disorder and Associated Secondary Medical Conditions

Substance Use Disorder and Associated Secondary Medical Conditions A substance use disorder can be an incredibly challenging condition for an individual to have to overcome. Getting past a serious addiction…

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 Are the Long-term Effects of Methadone?
What Are the Long-term Effects of Methadone?

What Are the Long-term Effects of Methadone? Everyone who faces opioid addiction has a unique story. At the same time, there are some shared elements in many people's experiences. Dealing…

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…

How Drug Use and Addiction Can Affect Your Immune System
How Drug Use and Addiction Can Affect Your Immune System

Addiction and Immune System: How They Affect Each Other There are many ways addiction and immune system affect each other.  They range from immunosuppression, weakened lungs, sleep deprivation, and lack…

Disturbing Facts About the Cost of Addiction
Disturbing Facts About the Cost of Addiction

Disturbing Facts About the Cost of Addiction Everyone is familiar with the emotional and physiological cost of addiction. No matter what drug you abuse, using any addictive substance causes severe…

Chronic Pain and Substance Abuse
Chronic Pain and Substance Abuse

Chronic Pain and Substance Abuse Chronic pain, defined as any pain that lasts longer than 12 weeks, affects about 100 million Americans and is the most common reason people go…

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,…

Understanding 8 Myths About Addiction
Understanding 8 Myths About Addiction

Understanding 8 Myths About Addiction Chances are you have heard myths about addiction, but not all of these myths are accurate. While many of us can make professional or personal…