PTSD and Addiction Go Hand in Hand

What Is PTSD? Post-traumatic stress disorder or PTSD is a disorder that affects over 3 million people every year in the United States. PTSD occurs when you cannot properly recover after seeing or experiencing something traumatic, such as Death Fire Natural disasters All of these events can cause you to

FDA Pushing for MAT Programs

Over the last month, the Food and Drug Administration has been pushing Congress to encourage MAT Programs in more states around the country. What is MAT, you ask? MAT Programs stand for Medication-Assisted Treatment. Or, in other words, prescribing opioid addicts medications such as methadone, buprenorphine (Suboxone), and naltrexone, as
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NJ Emergency Room Becomes the First to Stop Use of Opioid Painkillers

On January 4th, 2017 St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center’s Emergency Department started using opioid painkillers only as a last resort in the treatment of pain. The hospital, which is located in Paterson, New Jersey, decided that rather than go the traditional route of prescribing opioids in order to treat patients

The Theory Behind Drug Injection Sites

For those of who you do not know, drug injection sites, are legally sanctioned and medically supervised places where intravenous drug users can go and do drugs. As you can probably surmise, having a place where heroin users or intravenous cocaine addicts can go and do their drugs in peace,

A Recap of Surgeon General’s “Facing Addiction in America” Report

The current Surgeon General of the United States, Dr. Vivek Murthy, released a report a few weeks ago entitled Facing Addiction in America. The report outlined where America currently stands in its fight against drug addiction and makes some suggestions for what we can do moving forward. It is the
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Designer Drugs Such as “Pink” Being Banned

In November, the DEA classified the designer drug U-47700, otherwise known as Pink, as a Schedule I substance. Schedule I substances are drugs that haven proven to be highly addictive and have no known medical application for their usage, so with this classification, the drug is now illegal in the

Drug Addicts in the Philippines Face a New Danger

There is currently a brutal drug war going on in the Philippines, and I do not mean a metaphorical one. This war is being orchestrated by the Filipino government and their newly elected President Rodrigo Duterte and while it is purported to be for the benefit of the Filipino people,

Boston’s Proposed Tax on Alcohol to Fight Drug Epidemic

Massachusetts has received national attention as of late for being one of the epicenters for the opioid epidemic in the country. In 2015 there were 1,531 confirmed cases of opioid-related deaths in the state, a number that represents a sharp increase from previous years. State officials and those in the