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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.

2 How to recognize a prescription drug addict

How to recognize a prescription drug addict

September 3rd, 2016

How can parents recognize if their child abuses prescription drugs? A description of the signs that parents can look for in their children…and a section for your questions at the end.

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.

Senior sleep problems: 5 Solutions OTHER THAN sleeping pills

Senior sleep problems: 5 Solutions OTHER THAN sleeping pills

July 23rd, 2016

Why not try these 5 solutions for insomnia before you turn to a doctor for prescription sleeping medications? You may be getting a quality night’s sleep sooner than you think.

1 Getting rid of chronic pain without risking addiction

Getting rid of chronic pain without risking addiction

February 26th, 2016

Looking to treat chronic pain WITHOUT getting addicted to painkillers? Addiction psychiatrist, Dr. Alkesh Patel helps you explore your options and alternative treatments here.

33 Have benzos ruined your life? You are not alone...

Have benzos ruined your life? You are not alone…

January 24th, 2016

Dependence and withdrawal from benzodiazepines can be a living hell. More on the growing epidemic and problems behind benzo use here, with a place for you to share your own personal story at the end.

2 Is Ritalin a narcotic?

Is Ritalin a narcotic?

December 3rd, 2015

Yes, Ritalin (methylphenidate) is classified by the Drug Enfocement Administration as a Schedule II narotic. But is Ritalin a medical narcotic? More on its medical and legal classification.

2 Prescription drug use and overdose accidents: SLLiP (FILM REVIEW)

Prescription drug use and overdose accidents: SLLiP (FILM REVIEW)

November 19th, 2015

Each day, almost 7,000 people are treated in emergency departments for using prescription drugs in manner other than as directed. 44 of them will die. Here, we review the film that helps bring us deeper into this very important issue. Read more here.

5 Can you get addicted to Subutex? Is Subutex addictive?

Can you get addicted to Subutex? Is Subutex addictive?

August 20th, 2015

Subutex (buprenorphine) has a low abuse potential. The risk of developing addiction is also low. However, some people grow an uncontrollable need and compulsion for Subutex, which is characterized as addiction. Read more details, here.

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