Part Three: My Son is a Heroin Addict: A Mom’s Tale

Amy is the mother of Steven, a heroin addict who recently almost died from an overdose. Steven is now living in a sober house after completing an inpatient treatment program. Amy is hopeful for her recently-turned-18 son. She is committed to his recovery no matter how he chooses to go about it. Amy also struggles […]

Part Two: My Son is a Heroin Addict: A Mom’s Tale

Amy is the mother of Steven, a heroin addict who recently almost died from an overdose. Steven is now living in a sober house after completing an inpatient treatment program. Amy is hopeful for her recently-turned-18 son. She is committed to his recovery no matter how he chooses to go about it. Amy also struggles […]

Part One: My Son is a Heroin Addict: A Mom’s Tale

Amy is the mother of Steven, a heroin addict who recently almost died from an overdose. Steven is now living in a sober house after completing an inpatient treatment program. Amy is hopeful for her recently-turned-18 son. She is committed to his recovery no matter how he chooses to go about it. Amy also struggles […]

How Prescription Drug Use Can Turn into Opioid Addiction

The current opioid epidemic in this country is out of control. Opioid addiction and abuse is a serious problem that is affecting society socially and economically. Above all, it affects the health of the people. Drug overdoses in general are the leading cause of accidental deaths in the United States. Specifically, in 2015 there were […]

Addiction Recovery in New England

The drug epidemic is spread nationally across the map, and has been for some time now. Nearly half a million people in the United States died from drug overdoses from 2000 to 2014, according to the CDC.  Most noteworthy, New England is getting hit especially hard by addiction. From painkillers to heroin, the drug epidemic in New […]

Carfentanil Laced Heroin is Killing in Record Numbers

All drug abuse is harmful in one way or another. Drug use – especially heroin use – in America is widespread and some say it is an outright epidemic, including in New England.  These new chemical mixes, shoddy manufacturing, and impure cutting agents all add to these already dangerous and addictive substances. Now, heroin users […]

Drug Policies of the Trump Administration

It’s time for President Trump to put all of his proposed policies to action now that he is in office. But what exactly are the drug policies of the Trump administration? Trump’s stance on drugs has changed over the years when it comes to legalization. In the 1980s and 90s, he was all for legalization […]

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 […]