The Origin Of Fentanyl

The opioid pain reliever known as Fentanyl has changed the face of the opioid crisis dramatically quickly. According to the CDC, 2019 accounted for approximately 36,000 people who died of synthetic opioid overdose. This number has spiked dramatically, with the same report indicating that there were 12x more synthetic opioid deaths in 2019 than in [...]

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How To Manage Chronic Pain Without Opioids

For many sufferers of chronic pain, extended pain management using opioids may seem like the only option for treatment. After all, opioids are the only pain management drug with a high enough potency to provide adequate relief. However, as more and more information becomes available about how easy it is to develop an opioid use [...]

By |2021-09-01T11:28:01-05:00August 1st, 2021|Addiction, Questions|Comments Off on How To Manage Chronic Pain Without Opioids

The Dangerous Trend In Pediatric Opioid Prescriptions

As the medical community becomes increasingly aware that doctors have over-prescribing opioids for pain management in adults in recent history, the scope has widened to also indicate that the same practice has occurred in pediatric care. A new study reported by the University of Michigan Health Lab and Pediatrics has brought to light several disturbing [...]

By |2021-09-01T11:17:59-05:00July 1st, 2021|Addiction, Questions|Comments Off on The Dangerous Trend In Pediatric Opioid Prescriptions

How To Handle The Vaccinated Summer As A Recovering Opioid Addict

As Alabama has announced that anyone over the age of 16 is now eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine, the end of the pandemic seems like it’s in sight and will be here by summer. Though bars and restaurants have been open at full capacity for some time, with the arrival of vaccinations there is [...]

By |2021-05-27T21:39:31-05:00June 1st, 2021|Addiction, Questions|Comments Off on How To Handle The Vaccinated Summer As A Recovering Opioid Addict

What Is An Addictive Personality?

We’ve all heard it before, from a friend talking about a new show they just binged all in one sitting, or a family member talking about a snack food they can’t stop eating. It serves as almost a justification for binge behavior, “I couldn’t stop myself because I have an addictive personality.” For some, it [...]

By |2021-05-27T21:40:21-05:00May 25th, 2021|Addiction, Questions|Comments Off on What Is An Addictive Personality?

Why You Need To Put Naloxone In Your First Aid Kit

Naloxone, more commonly known by the name brand Narcan, is an opioid antagonist that saves lives every day. But, why do you need to put Nalaxone in your first aid kit? Because it works to rapidly reverse the effects of an opioid overdose. This gives a person having an overdose reaction to remain stable until [...]

By |2021-05-27T21:40:12-05:00May 18th, 2021|Addiction, Questions|Comments Off on Why You Need To Put Naloxone In Your First Aid Kit

How To Prepare For Opioid Withdrawal Symptoms

As with any addictive substance, over time opioids cause your body to become desensitized to their effects. This desensitization causes you to need to consume more and more opioids to achieve the same feeling. This cycle of abuse can lead to stronger, more damaging drug use and potential overdose, among other effects. Stopping your opioid [...]

By |2021-05-27T21:39:58-05:00May 11th, 2021|Addiction, Questions|Comments Off on How To Prepare For Opioid Withdrawal Symptoms

What You Need To Know About Heroin

Of all the illegal drugs, Heroin probably has the most fear-inducing reputation. For good reason too, the Centers for Disease Control reported that in 2018, over 15,000 people died from a Heroin overdose, that’s over 40 people every single day. As a highly addictive drug, Heroin demands that users take more and more to achieve [...]

By |2021-05-27T21:39:51-05:00May 4th, 2021|Addiction, Questions|Comments Off on What You Need To Know About Heroin

Why You Should Attend An Addiction Support Group

We’re all familiar with the scenes of alcohol and drug addiction support groups in movies and TV. Typically, these meetings are portrayed as some sad meeting, full of glum individuals, sharing the saddest stories you’ve ever heard. Not exactly the way that anyone would want to spend an evening. But what if the truth of [...]

By |2021-05-27T21:39:43-05:00April 27th, 2021|Addiction, Questions|Comments Off on Why You Should Attend An Addiction Support Group

What’s The Difference Between Oxycodone And Hydrocodone?

Often when a doctor prescribes strong painkillers like Oxycodone and Hydrocodone it can be met with some confusion, fear, and often misinformation due to various sources of internet information. These drugs perform in similar ways but each one has some benefits in performance over the other. Here’s what to know if your doctor prescribes you [...]

By |2021-05-27T21:39:16-05:00April 20th, 2021|Addiction, Questions|Comments Off on What’s The Difference Between Oxycodone And Hydrocodone?