Tag Archives: Opioid Epidemic

How Addiction to Prescription Drugs Has Grown Beyond Opioids

How Addiction to Prescription Drugs Has Grown Beyond Opioids
Now over 20 years old, the opioid crisis taking place throughout the world currently is no longer breaking news. However, many people do not realize the prescription drug epidemic extends much further than opioids. Nowadays, benzodiazepine and prescription stimulant addiction rates are increasing rapidly, making the need for prescription drug abuse treatment even greater. When done ...
If You Think There Might Be a Problem, There Already Is

If You Think There Might Be a Problem, There Already Is
Opiate abuse cases range in severity, complexity, and duration. Family members often struggle when they think a loved one is using opiate drugs, but they don’t know how or when to bring up the subject of considering outpatient treatment. A substance use disorder is described clinically as a medical condition that produces significant impairments in health management, ...
President Trump Announces the Opioid Crisis is Now a Public Health Emergency

President Trump Announces the Opioid Crisis is Now a Public Health Emergency
From the East Room of the White House today, President Trump declared that the Opioid Crisis in America is now a “Public Health Emergency.” Citing the toll that the crisis has taken on the young and the old, the rich and the poor, and those in both urban and rural communities, the President asserted that ...
How to Talk to Teens About Prescription Pills

How to Talk to Teens About Prescription Pills
All parents inevitably have to have a talk with their children concerning drugs. As children grow older, they are more likely to encounter different types of drugs through friends and schoolmates, and it’s important that they understand the risks of experimenting with alcohol and other drugs. The dangers of most illicit drugs are well-known, but many ...
The Latest News on the Opioid Epidemic in America

The Latest News on the Opioid Epidemic in America
We are in the middle of our worst opioid epidemic ever. This current epidemic had its start in the 1990’s when big pharma companies really pushed the sale and prescriptions of their drugs. Their aggressive marketing techniques (that included TV commercials and incentives for doctors to prescribe) are at the root of it. This is ...