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Improving Patient-Clinician Relationships to Combat Opioid Misuse

Improving Patient-Clinician Relationships to Combat Opioid Misuse

March 3rd, 2017

Current U.S. statistics suggest that ineffective patient-clinician relationships may contribute to opioid misuse. Here, we summarize important recommendations that we can apply to start to prevent opioid misuse in clinical settings.

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 The Opiate Crisis and the Hidden Costs of Addiction

The Opiate Crisis and the Hidden Costs of Addiction

January 5th, 2017

What’s really going on with opiates, opioids, and Rx painkillers in the U.S.? Expert Warren Rivera – a former DEA Special Agent with years of experience in drug diversion – explores 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.

Can you get addicted to oxycodone?

Can you get addicted to oxycodone?

December 12th, 2016

Oxycodone is an extremely habit forming painkiller. Learn how you can recognize oxycodone addiction and what you can do to avoid it, 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 Help for Ultram addiction

Help for Ultram addiction

September 22nd, 2016

Ultram addiction treatment includes physical and psychological therapies which need to be carefully monitored by medical professionals. More about the available treatment options and resources for Ultram addiction help here.

Can you get addicted to Vicodin?

Can you get addicted to Vicodin?

September 20th, 2016

Yes, Vicodin can lead to addiction. Read about what Vicodin’s chemistry, what makes Vicodin addictive, and the ways you can avoid addiction…plus, more here.

1 Adverse effects of methadone (INFOGRAPHIC)

Adverse effects of methadone (INFOGRAPHIC)

September 16th, 2016

An infographic explaining the behavioral, physical, psychological, sexual, reproductive and other side effects of methadone abuse.

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.

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