A Rise in Fentanyl Abuse in America
Fentanyl addiction rates are rising to epidemic proportions in America. It’s one of the deadliest drugs available, and overdoses caused by fentanyl abuse rose 540% from 2013 to 2016. Fentanyl is not only found on the black market. It’s also a prescription opioid used to treat moderate to severe pain. The drug was first synthesized […]
Fentanyl Abuse: A Look at Withdrawals and Overdoses
Fentanyl abuse is becoming a massive problem in America. In 2016, the number of overdoses caused by fentanyl rose 540% within the previous three years. This prescription opioid treats moderate to severe pain. Although effective, it has a potential for becoming highly addictive. Even when taken as prescribed, many patients can still get addicted to […]
Addiction Vaccine: Could It Really Work?
As you might imagine, some recovering addicts and alcoholics take issue with the belief that addiction is incurable. Many prefer to think of themselves as fully recovered. Even the Big Book uses this word on its title page. Nevertheless, many of those same individuals who see themselves as cured often find themselves dealing with relapse […]
Opioid Rehab in Massachusetts | What is Fentanyl?
In 2016, fentanyl was all over headlines due to the role that is played in music legend Prince’s tragic and untimely death. More than a year later, this prescription drug’s prevalence has yet to fade. This is largely due to the fact that continues to largely contribute to America’s ever-growing opioid crisis. What exactly is […]
Will the Obamacare Repeal Affect Drug Treatment?
Not even one month into office, recently inaugurated Donald Trump has already signed numerous executive orders. While many disagree with the content of these orders, it does appear that Trump intends to deliver on the bulk of his campaign promises. But he has yet to fulfill one particular promise with which many may be familiar—the […]
Pink: The Dangerous New Synthetic Opioid
In October and November of 2016, the media addressed a new potential drug menace. Pink, a dangerous new synthetic opioid, claimed dozens of lives before the DEA enacted an emergency ban. But as we know all too well, making a drug illegal will not end its use. This terrifying designer drug is already out there, […]
Donald Trump on Addiction Treatment
The 2016 election pitted Americans against each other on a number of issues. Some felt that their candidate was the only one who could save the country. Others simply voted for the candidate they hated the least. But in the end, only one person could win. And no matter who you voted for, you likely […]
Fighting the New England Heroin Epidemic
If you Google the word “epidemic,” the first definition you’ll see is “a widespread occurrence of an infectious disease in a community at a particular time.” In terms of describing the New England heroin epidemic, this means a few things. First, it describes the disease of heroin addiction as something spreading out of control. Second, […]