ER Overdose Visits & Opioid Deaths

Doctor thinking about Physician Mental Health Screenings According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), opioid overdoses are on the rise, as evidenced by the number of overdoses treated in emergency rooms (ERs) across the country. One report showed that between July 2016 and September 2017, the number of overdoses that ER doctors treated rose the most in large cities. Still, the [...]
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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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Childhood Trauma Related to Opiate Abuse

Woman sitting watching the sunset Common sense has long assumed that a troubled childhood has the potential to result in a troubled adult life. We are learning that this is not only common sense, but a scientifically valid conclusion as research shows the connections between facing adversity in early life and increased vulnerability to health problems, mental illness, and substance [...]
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