How The Opioid Epidemic Took Center Stage At The DNC
The opioid crisis was placed front and center at the Democratic National Convention, where multiple speakers highlighted how addiction has affected them.
White House Labels Opioid Epidemic a “Health Emergency”
Overcoming drug addiction requires a holistic approach and strong personal commitment, but the results can be overwhelmingly positive.
Tragic Case Highlights the Danger of Exposure to Deadly Opioids
When a person has a substance abuse problem, it impacts every area of his or her life, with family, financial, emotional, and often legal consequences. The good news is that…
Surgeon General Sends Out Naloxone Advisory
One of the recommendations by the CDC was to protect people with an opioid use disorder by expanding addiction treatment and the availability of naloxone.
Study Reveals Overdoses May Not Change Opioid Addiction Behaviors
While it seems reasonable that an opioid overdose would be enough to motivate someone to seek substance abuse treatment, that is not always the case.
Study Reveals Issues with Criminal Justice Opioid Treatment Referrals
Of the people referred to opioid addiction treatment from the criminal justice system, fewer than 5 percent are directed to medication-assisted treatment programs.
State-Specific Strategies for Combating America’s Opioid Addiction
Individual states are beginning to address the growing drug addiction problem with some aggressive new programs.
Researchers Encouraged by NAS Outcomes at 2-Year Mark
Do babies born with NAS have a predetermined future? A new study sheds some encouraging light on the resilience of the young.
Pain Relief Top Reason for Misuse of Opioids, Study Finds
If you have become addicted to opiates, specialized substance abuse treatment is available. Click here to read on.
Orlando Opioid Workshop Inspires Action
On March 2, 2017 policymakers, community leaders, treatment providers, law enforcement officials and citizens settled in to discuss Florida’s opioid crisis.
The Opioid Epidemic: The Oft-Forgotten Elderly
Addiction is on the rise for the elderly, though, and it’s in America’s best interest to become more aware of and pursue avenues to halt this growing trend.
More Americans Concerned With Opioid Crisis Than Gun Control
With the recent uproar in the gun control controversy, many Americans seem to be more concerned with a different kind of crisis - opioid addictions.
HIV Patients Rarely Monitored for Opioid Abuse and Addiction, Study Finds
A new study finds that HIV patients are not only susceptible to opioid addiction but also rarely screened and monitored for opioid misuse or abuse.
The Fight Against Ohio’s Opioid Epidemic
The unofficial epicenter for opioid abuse? Ohio largely earns that distinction – and it’s not the kind of No. 1 ranking the Buckeye State desires. Opioids are used to “treat…
The Staggering Heroin and Fentanyl Epidemic in Ohio
Heroin and Fentanyl are incredibly popular drugs in the United States. In one state, Ohio, they're far more popular than in the rest of the U.S.
New Study Provides More Accurate Picture of Opioid Death State Stats
Opiate addiction treatment is available as a personalized drug rehab program that will vary depending on your addiction history and your overall health.
UK Researchers Develop Nasal Spray for Pain Relief
The good news is that there is compassionate addiction treatment available that understands the complex issues of being addiction to opioids.
Law Budgets Four Billion to Fight Opioid Epidemic
Even with the new funding for addiction treatment, the cost to defeat this issue will be high. Read on to learn more.
Governors Press for More Help to Fight Opioid Epidemic Nationwide
In January 2018, several of the nation’s governors gathered to express their concerns that the federal government is not helping states sufficiently in handling opioid drug addiction.
Gov. Rick Scott Declares an Opioid Epidemic Across State of Florida
Florida Gov. Rick Scott signed Executive Order 17-146, directing a Public Health Emergency and declaring an opioid epidemic across the state. Find more about it here.
Fed’s Latest Economic Snapshot Factors in Opioid Addiction
Studies show that there is a cost-benefit ratio of 12:1 for substance abuse treatment, meaning that every $1 you spend on rehab will save you $12 in healthcare costs.
Petition Aims to Prompt FDA to Help Fight the Opioid Epidemic
Drug addiction can begin innocently, with treatment for common injuries. Click here to read on.
Exploring the Impact of the Opioid Epidemic on the Construction Industry
Change is happening, in the form of trades beginning to work with recovery communities to encourage addiction treatment for people who need it. Click here to read on.
Opioid Addiction Treatment: ERs on the Frontlines
One recent study concludes that the emergency department (ED) might be one of the most cost-effective places to begin opioid addiction treatment.