These last two weeks mark a sharp increase—double the average number of weekly fatal overdoses throughout much of 2020.
“Telehealth sessions have been a lifeline for those walking the long road to recovery during a stressful, isolating time.”
Emotional pain and chronic pain are related, and painkillers, ultimately, make things worse
There has been explosive growth in America’s drug rehab industry. Unfortunately, that includes some operators interested more in the money than the welfare of patients.
The app has also been applied to the treatment of other chronic and infectious diseases such as tuberculosis, diabetes, and hepatitis C.
Holiday drinking can get out of hand before we know it. It’s important to know the signs of overuse.
The plan will allow the city to take people with mental illness or substance abuse issues off the streets without their consent and put them into treatment.
In 2018, county saw a 400% jump in the number of new HIV diagnoses among people who inject drugs.
In the article, Sally Satel, a psychiatrist, argued that law enforcement was overzealous, and that some patients needed large doses of opioids to relieve pain.
A meta-analysis of the studies found cannabis use didn’t reduce illicit opioid use during treatment nor did it retain people in treatment.
A non-profit wants to open a safe injection site in Philadelphia’s Kensington neighborhood, known for high-quality, cheap heroin and daily overdose deaths.
Alcohol ramps up the effects of drugs that act on the brain and nervous system, and vice versa, which increases the risk of overdose.
Tens of thousands are dying of opioid-related overdoses in the US, but many could be saved if they had been treated with the safe, easy-to-use drug naloxone.
Nonprescription use of stimulants is a growing problem for young people, bringing not only a risk of overdose and addiction but also damaging sleep disruption.
Patient “brokers” can make initial commissions of as much as $2,000 for each patient they recruit for for-profit opioid treatment programs.