Category: Opioids

Methadone & Buprenorphine: Combatting Opiate Addiction

Man talking to doctor about receiving approved medications like methadone and buprenorphine treatment for addiction More than 2.3 million Americans are battling an opioid use disorder (OUD), but only less than half of this population are receiving approved medications like methadone and buprenorphine to treat the disorder. This is despite the fact that medication is the only treatment supported by years of evidence depicting its efficacy in assisting patients to recover [...]
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HHS Releases $487 Million to Increase Access to Effective Opioid Treatment

Man receiving treatment for depression Last month, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Resources (HHS) issued an additional $487 million in adjunction to the first-year funding through its State Opioid Response (SOR) grant program. These awards to states and territories are a component of HHS’s Five-Point Opioid Strategy. The U.S. opioid epidemic In the late 1990s, increased prescription of [...]
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Life & Death Reality of Opioids & Teenagers

Group of teenagers abusing Opioids At this point, the opioid crisis is well-covered in the media, and it should be. Teenagers abusing opioids and the true reality of death are well documented. After all, a staggering and heartbreaking 130 irreplaceable individuals die from opioid overdoses per day in America [1]. Sadly, these numbers are only rising, as opioid addiction impacts the [...]
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Understanding Chronic Pain and the Role of Opioids

Guy battling Chronic Pain Data encompassing the past two decades revealed an overall increase in Chronic Pain trends and opioid use among American adults. Freely prescribed and mindlessly consumed, the opioid consumption trends have taken an epidemic turn. Rising pain trends and opioid use Research shows that American adults, aged 18 years and older, were increasingly experiencing at least [...]
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