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Naloxone or Narcan: Life-saving Wonder Drug 2020

Hospital Room with Bed Opioid Use Disorders and Opioid Overdose Epidemics Cries for help have been increasing since the coronavirus quarantine. EMTs have been busy with COVID 19, as have community emergency departments and general hospitals. The overdose-reversal support system (Naloxone and other MATs) that we patched together to respond to the opioid use epidemic had become broken. Suspected [...]
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Serotonin & Substance Abuse Relapse

Nature Lone Tree in Field According to Harvard Medical School, addiction “exerts a long and powerful influence on the brain that manifests in three distinct ways: craving for the object of addiction, loss of control over its use, and continuing involvement with it despite adverse consequences.” [1] It may appear that those who struggle with addictive behaviors have “lost their [...]
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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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