According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), overdose fatalities from cocaine and methamphetamine in the United States have tripled over the past five years.
Well, it’s that time of year again: back to school. Some people love it and some people dread it. For many parents, this is a time of joy and celebration and for others, it is a bittersweet reminder of yet another milestone.
It’s almost hard to believe that in the United States more people die from an alcohol-related death each year than from an opioid-related death.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ( CDC ), the rates of new infections from the Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) have nearly tripled over the past five years and have reached a 15-year high.
One of the worst mistakes a parent can make when it comes to addiction and drug use is telling themselves “My child would never do that!” While we would all like to believe and hope that this is true, it is a risky lie to believe.
A lot of people hold off on asking their loved ones to get help because they believe the myth that someone has to hit “rock bottom" in order to be willing to get help. While for some people this may be true, it is not necessarily true for everyone.
Every day families across the country struggle as they watch their loved ones battle with addiction. For many, it is easy to lose hope because it seems like the person they love so much does not want to change. It is a hard thing to watch someone that you care about slowly destroy their life.
On Friday, November 2nd the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the new pharmaceutical drug Dsuvia which is an extremely high strength opioid. The potent painkiller is 500-1000 times more powerful than Morphine and ten times stronger than one of the strongest opioids fentanyl.
According to the American Cancer Society heavy alcohol use has been linked to multiple types of health concerns. Perhaps the most alarming of these health concerns is cancer.