Category: Opioids

NIH Plan for Long Term Addiction

Couple enjoying the new year Every day in the United States, more than 130 individuals die from an opioid overdose. [1] While there are effective treatments available for opioid dependence, less than 10% of people who need treatment actually receive it. [2] According to the Center for Disease Control, the number of people dying from opioid overdose began a steep [...]
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Teens Abusing Prescription Drugs

Father And Teenage Son Hugging - Addiction Hope A lot is going on in adolescence. During these years, tremendous changes are happening in the body and brain, not to mention the sexual, social, relational, and spiritual awakenings. Sadly, teen prescription abuse is often a part of adolescence as well. Daniel Siegel, MD, is a clinical professor of psychiatry at the UCLA School of [...]
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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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