Medication Management Aids in Relapse Prevention


There have been a number of steps taken and laws passed to try and alleviate the damage done by the opioid epidemic. The abuse of prescription pills has taken and upended countless lives in the United States in recent years and those in power are working gradually to see what can be done to improve [...]

Medication Management Aids in Relapse Prevention2019-08-15T10:49:03-04:00

Heroin Addiction in Baltimore News


There always seems to be a lot of news in Baltimore on the subject of heroin addiction. Whether it's the relaying of recent tragedies within the news or celebrations of lawmakers changing things for the better, Charm City is often in the spotlight when it comes to this particular addiction. Fortunately, there has been a [...]

Heroin Addiction in Baltimore News2019-08-15T10:53:48-04:00

Outpatient Detox/Withdraw Symptom Management Program Advantages


If you are working to ease away from using drugs or alcohol, you may need a little extra help in the withdrawal period of things. This time can be intense, distressing, and incredibly difficult for many as the physical symptoms rage on against that person's body from the inside. It can seem impossible, and can [...]

Outpatient Detox/Withdraw Symptom Management Program Advantages2019-08-15T10:54:41-04:00

Prescription Painkillers’ Paradoxical Addiction


There is a lot of less-than-positive news when it comes to opioids these days, particularly when it comes to the rates of addictions and the difficulties that come with them. Unfortunately, as more and more research is done about prescription painkillers and their effects, there are more concerning breakthroughs that take place. In this case, [...]

Prescription Painkillers’ Paradoxical Addiction2019-08-15T10:55:22-04:00

Opioid Addictions and Overdoses Pose Serious, Fatal Problems


It isn't breaking news that opioid addictions and overdoses having been a major problem in the United States within a period that stretches back almost thirty years.  Doctors, who can recognize the symptoms immediately and determine what substance has brought in the overdose patient, are seeing more and more a certain demographic of people who fall victim [...]

Opioid Addictions and Overdoses Pose Serious, Fatal Problems2019-08-15T11:00:30-04:00

Heroin Addiction Treatment


Heroin is a dangerous drug and those who use heroin often become addicted from first use. Heroin addiction rates have skyrocketed in the Baltimore City, Baltimore County and Harford County areas. In fact, ABC News reported that in Harford County “there have been two heroin overdose deaths, and 12 non-fatal overdoses,” since the beginning of [...]

Heroin Addiction Treatment2017-02-10T10:06:02-05:00

Understanding Addiction


Understanding addiction is usually done by looking at its negative aspects. Why does the addict participate in these behaviors? Why does the addict do harm to themselves and others? While these are all good questions, Gabor Maté, a Canadian physician who has specialized in terminal illness, chemical dependents, and HIV positive patients, discusses looking at addiction [...]

Understanding Addiction2017-02-10T10:06:06-05:00

New Study Highlights Practice of Doctor Shopping


Doctor shopping is the practice of seeking prescriptions for medications such as opioids from multiple doctors in a short period of time. In this way, prescription-seekers can obtain their drugs legally and in large quantities. A new study shows that while this practice accounts for a relatively small percentage of total opioid prescriptions, obsolete data [...]

New Study Highlights Practice of Doctor Shopping2019-08-15T11:44:12-04:00

New Painkiller Zohydro Hits the Market


After it's approval by the FDA in March of this year, the new painkiller Zohydro, an extended-realease opioid agonist, went on sale in the United States. The painkiller is the first of its kind in that it is a long-lasting formula of hydrocodone, designed to be taken once every 12 hours. Vicodin, for example, is [...]

New Painkiller Zohydro Hits the Market2019-08-15T11:45:47-04:00

Easy Prescriptions May Contribute to Veteran Substance Abuse


Recent research conducted by The Center for Investigative Reporting (CIR) shows that Veterans Affairs health facilities have drastically increased the number of prescriptions for patients since 2001, including painkillers, muscle relaxers, and anti-anxiety education. Anecdotal evidence suggests that many veterans have developed substance abuse problems as a result. “In 2012, CIR found, VA doctors wrote [...]

Easy Prescriptions May Contribute to Veteran Substance Abuse2019-08-15T11:46:19-04:00