Tennessee Recovery Program Offers Care for Opioid Addicted Pregnant Women

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Tennessee Recovery Program Offers Care for Opioid Addicted Pregnant Women Humboldt Medical Center in West Tennessee has added a new treatment facility for opioid-addicted mothers and mothers-to-be, with a ribbon cutting ceremony held last Wednesday. The much-needed facility, called A Mother’s Love, will offer holistic care for pregnant opioid-addicted women. The program, which provides residency and rehabilitative services… Read More

New Religious Movement in West Virginia Sets Sights on Drug Epidemic

New Religious Movement in West Virginia Sets Sights on Drug Epidemic “There’s a problem underlying our drug epidemic,” says Travis Lowe, pastor at the Crossroads Church in Bluefield, West Virginia. “It’s an epidemic of despair. These kids have never even thought about what they want to be when they grow up.” The despair among these young people is… Read More

Tennessee to Sue Drug Manufacturers Over Ongoing Opioid Epidemic

Tennessee to Sue Drug Manufacturers Over Ongoing Opioid Epidemic A Tennessee press conference addressed drug manufacturers role in the opiate epidemic that is sweeping the country. District Attorney generals representing nine TN counties officially filed a lawsuit against Purdue Pharma, Mallinckrodt and Endo Pharmaceuticals. The basis for the State of Tennessee’s prosecution is that drug makers have been… Read More

Delray Considers Suing Drug Manufactures Responsible For Opioid Epidemic

Delray Considers Suing Drug Manufactures Responsible For Opioid Epidemic Mayor Cary Glickstein of Delray Beach has come up with a novel approach to dealing with the opioid epidemic: hold “big pharma” accountable for deceptive and unfair marketing practices. Hardly a day goes by in Palm Beach County without a drug overdose, and Delray Beach seems to be the… Read More

Heart Infection on the Rise Due to Rising Drug Addiction Rates

Heart Infection on the Rise Due to Rising Drug Addiction Rates ABC News WFAA examines a new heart infection that is on the rise due to opiate addiction. Within the segment, a mother shares the story of her son who struggled with meth and Xanax for years. Eventually, that struggle would overtake Jeremy’s frail body. Every time an… Read More

Colorado Physician Acknowledges Medical Community’s Responsibility in the Opioid Epidemic

Colorado Physician Acknowledges Medical Community’s Responsibility in the Opioid Epidemic Colorado-based Doctor Adam Barkin attributes a significant amount of painkiller abuse, and thus the opioid crisis to doctors who don’t exercise enough caution prescribing the potentially habit-forming medications. “We as physicians, I think, had helped create this problem by prescribing opioids and ultimately we decided we need to be part… Read More

The Harmful Effects of Opiates on the Body

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The Harmful Effects of Opiates on the Body Opiates are a growing concern in American society. This “opioid epidemic” is caused by the increasing amount of doctors that are prescribing opiates for chronic pain. Opioids are among the most addictive substances that exist on our planet. Once patients become addicted to their prescription medications, they seek more affordable… Read More