What’s the root cause of our nation’s burgeoning opioid epidemic? A lot of it could be traced back to the prescribing habits of doctors. That’s according to research presented in May at the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine annual meeting in Orlando. Take, for example, sprained ankles. In a news release from Perelman School of […]
Every day, breaking news seems to bring new threats. Many people comment that our world is moving quickly and that violence and extremism are ever-present dangers. Visible images from television and the Internet often leave people anxious and concerned. Will terrorism ever end? Will we be able to experience a sense of safety—and for that […]
Thanks to the candor of subjects interviewed in a new survey about painkillers, we now have even further evidence of just how addictive opioids are. What’s disturbing is that while most said their doctors warned them of the potential for addiction, they did not discuss how to wean their patients off the drugs to keep […]
The chronic nature of opioid relapse, and a reluctance of many addicts to seek help, means a new, comprehensive approach to treatment is needed. Researchers often say an opiate addict’s best chance at long-term recovery includes medication-assisted therapies, such as methadone or buprenorphine as well as psychological treatment.
Opioid Addiction Epidemic: Most Users Are Not Getting Help, But Long-Term Recovery Is Their Best Hope
Fewer people are using painkillers these days for nonmedical reasons, and that’s good news.1 But many of those who have already gone down that road have developed serious dependency problems. Some are now abusing heroin and even dying from overdose, new studies show.1 The chronic nature of opioid relapse, and a reluctance of many addicts […]