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…

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…

Preventing Marijuana Dependency
Preventing Marijuana Dependency

Preventing Marijuana Dependency The legalization of marijuana in Arizona has made this once illicit-substance much more widely available as an option for both a medicine and to be used recreationally.…

Changing Our Attitudes About Substance Misuse and Addiction
Changing Our Attitudes About Substance Misuse and Addiction

Changing Our Attitudes About Substance Misuse and Addiction When people hear of others having a substance abuse problem, they may think that they could just quit if they really wanted…

Understanding Holistic Healing in Addiction Recovery
Understanding Holistic Healing in Addiction Recovery

Understanding Holistic Healing in Addiction Recovery Addiction is a complex condition with symptoms that vary widely among individuals. Treatment, therefore, should be a personalized process that focuses on the physical…

The Stigma of Addiction and How It’s Killing People
The Stigma of Addiction and How It’s Killing People

The Stigma of Addiction and How It’s Killing People The stigma of addiction is interfering with the treatment of addiction and keeping many people suffering with addiction from getting the…

Confronting a Loved One about Addiction Rehab
Confronting a Loved One about Addiction Rehab

Confronting a Loved One about Addiction Rehab One of the toughest things that any of us will ever experience is confronting a loved one about addiction rehab. Although this is…

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,…