Category: Addiction

Terminal Illness & Substance Abuse

Path in the woods representing terminal illness Unless you have a loved one or friend who has died because of a terminal illness, it must be difficult to imagine the thoughts and feelings associated with hearing the words, “there is no cure for this.” For some people, this news may cause them to make a bucket list and begin setting things in [...]
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Meds for Opiate Disorder

Nature Road Through Redwood National Park In May of 2020, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) released a Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) document titled, TIP 63: Medications for Opioid Use Disorder. [1] According to SAMHSA, the document “reviews the use of the three Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved medications used to treat OUD (Opioid Use Disorder)—methadone, naltrexone, and [...]
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COVID 19 Era = More Junk Food, Online Gambling, Gaming, and Pornography

Very sad youg man sitting on the floor crying due to his grief The COVID-19 pandemic is having far-reaching effects on global health, economy, and ways of life. The virus has now infected more than 4 million people worldwide, killed hundreds of thousands, and led to shutdowns and other major initiatives to limit the disease spread. Half of the world’s population is living under restrictions more like quarantine [...]
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