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November 29, 2016
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Medications For The Treatment of Addiction

Information below is courtesy of information is courtesy of the National Institute on Drug Abuse  According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, there are various approaches that can be taken to treat prescription drug addiction. Medications for the treatment of … Continue reading

November 25, 2016
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Social And Environmental Cause of Prescription Drug Addiction

There are various causes for the increasing trend in prescription abuse and addiction, which started in the mid-90’s throughout the US and continues even today. Some experts described it as a combination of the pill-market becoming more active for pharmaceutical … Continue reading

July 12, 2016
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DEA Facts on: Hydromorphone

What is its effect on the body? Hydromorphone may cause: Constipation, pupillary constriction, urinary retention, nausea, vomiting, respiratory depression, dizziness, impaired coordination, loss of appetite, rash, slow or rapid heartbeat, and changes in blood pressure What are its overdose effects? … Continue reading

March 15, 2016
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CDC: Opioid Fatal Overdose and Abuse

When do prescription drugs become a problem? Addiction and abuse of prescription medications are best prevented when recognized at the onset of experiencing symptoms of abuse, such as having withdrawal symptoms when stopping, mood swings, or increasing dosages to get … Continue reading

March 9, 2016
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CDC’s Plan to Curb America’s Opioid Addiction

It’s not hard to imagine an opioid epidemic when most Americans are becoming addicted through doctor visits and continuous prescription write-ups. Opioid sales have risen 300 percent since 1999, and in 2012, providers wrote 259 million prescriptions for opioids, enough … Continue reading

December 18, 2015
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Doctors Not Explaining the Risks of Opioid Use to Patients

American researchers are finding that many patients who go to the emergency room are not fully aware, or are not fully understanding of the dependence and addiction risks linked to opioid painkillers. Opioid medications are often used in the emergency … Continue reading

November 19, 2015
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The Problem With Addictive Sleep Medications

Sleeping pills like Diazepam (Valium) and other “hypnosedatives” for over a month or so may develop physical and psychological dependency depending on dosage amount, how frequently it was used, and what kind of sedative/depressant is being used. Every person reacts … Continue reading

August 19, 2015
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Wine for your Health: Truth and Myth (Seminar)

This is a news update from The National Council on Alcoholism & Drug Dependence Information is courtesy of  ncadd.org Drug & Alcohol Awareness Seminar: Wine for your Health: Truth and Myth – 8/19/2015 On Wednesday, August 19, Cigna Behavioral Health will … Continue reading

August 6, 2015
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Myths of Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) for Opioid Addiction

Medication Assisted Treatment for Opioid Addiction, known as MAT, is the use of medications such as buprenorphine, naltrexone, and methadone, which are combined with behavioral therapies and counseling in order to provide the patient with an all-around integrated treatment program. … Continue reading

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