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.
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 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.
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.
What can Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs (PDMPs) do to protect patients’ susceptible to prescription opioid abuse? More here.
How can opioid or opiate dependence be treated with a prescription for another opioid? More here.
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.