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How to help a friend or loved one overcome the stigma of opioid addiction

How to help a friend or loved one overcome the stigma of opioid addiction

February 19th, 2017

Addicts can be hard on themselves…let alone society! Learn what you should do for your friend or family member when they are facing an addiction. More here.

1 What are synthetic opioids and why are people using them?

What are synthetic opioids and why are people using them?

December 14th, 2016

How is doctors’ reluctance to prescribe painkillers leading to more synthetic drug use? What opioids are being created in the labs and how are people using them? We explain here.

What are the challenges of treating patients with opioid dependence?

What are the challenges of treating patients with opioid dependence?

November 1st, 2016

What are the physical, emotional and social challenges in the treatment of opioid dependence? Clare Waismann explains major issues in treating the growing population in this article. Plus, she addresses what factor effective treatments for opioid dependence need to address. More insight here.

1 Signs and symptoms of opioid addiction

Signs and symptoms of opioid addiction

August 31st, 2016

There are a number of physical and behavioral signs and symptoms that can suggest someone is addicted to opioids. More on how to recognize and treat opioid addiction here.

Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs (PDMPs): How do you identify at-risk patients?

Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs (PDMPs): How do you identify at-risk patients?

August 29th, 2016

What can Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs (PDMPs) do to protect patients’ susceptible to prescription opioid abuse? More here.

2 Oxycodone vs. Buprenorphine: The addiction paradox

Oxycodone vs. Buprenorphine: The addiction paradox

July 26th, 2016

How can opioid or opiate dependence be treated with a prescription for another opioid? More here.

2 How to deal with chronic pain without addiction (BOOK REVIEW)

How to deal with chronic pain without addiction (BOOK REVIEW)

May 23rd, 2016

Understand your pain and learn how you can take control over your life again. Learn more in our book review of “Managing pain before it manages you” by author and pain expert Margaret A. Caudill.

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