How the Opioid Epidemic Puts Hospitals at Risk

Not long ago, we discussed the issue of chronic pain patients. Many non-addicted pain patients find themselves currently unable to acquire proper doses of medicine, largely due to the opioid epidemic and its effect on prescribing practices. Nonetheless, while overprescribing definitely occurs, many doctors perform their jobs with care. And while it’s easy to focus […]

Surgeon General Addresses MAT for Opioid Addiction

Toward the end of 2016, Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy did something no Surgeon General had done before. He released a comprehensive report on the United States drug epidemic and steps to combat it. Entitled Facing Addiction in America: The Surgeon General’s Report on Alcohol, Drugs, and Health, this report focused largely on rising rates […]

Safe Injection Sites: A Controversial Solution

Few would dispute that the United States currently struggles against a growing drug problem. As the New England heroin epidemic rages on, opioid addiction rates continue rising across the country. In addition, law enforcement agencies and addiction treatment centers must now account for new threats such as dangerously potent synthetic drugs. As soon as we […]

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, […]