The Opioid Crisis and How to Help

The Opioid Crisis and How to Help

The opioid crisis in the United States is worsening each and every year. In the midst of this trying time in our world, it is important to understand what exactly opioids are, why the addiction rate is growing, and how you can help yourself and your loved ones to stay safe. Drugs like fentanyl, heroin, and pain relievers… Read More

How Prescription Opioids Became an Epidemic

For anyone who pays any kind of attention to the news these days (even if that news just comes from social media sites), you have more than likely noticed that there has been an ongoing conversation lately about an “Opioid Crisis”. Considering the fact that you are looking at this page, you yourself are likely experiencing an addiction… Read More

Opioid Use In Veterans

When a soldier comes back to war he or she may come back with a wound or health problem that causes them pain, perhaps even the kind of chronic pain that must be attended to. When the veteran seeks medical assistance they will likely be treated at the VA.   Criticism of the VA The VA at its… Read More

Opioid Epidemic in The USA Pt 2. From Prescription to Overdose

While the current opioid crisis in the United States does include a considerable problem with heroin addiction and overdose, much of the addiction plaguing our society right now is due to the use of opiates that are prescribed for pain medication. Though doctors were hesitant to prescribe opiates due to risk of addiction and health complications after heroin… Read More

Kratom and America’s Problem with Opiates

inpatient rehab detox

For those of you who have followed the news at all lately, you know that the country has been plagued with a problem with opiates, which has been deemed an opioid crisis. However, a smaller contingency of news reports have come out discussing a substance called kratom, which many people claim is a tool in helping them self-medicate… Read More

Words, Not Numbers, When Describing Pain

NPR recently had an eye-opening article called Words Matter When Talking About Pain With Your Doctor. The premise was that because we all experience pain differently, telling your doctor “I feel like I’m at a 6 out of 10” or so is too subjective to give the doctor any real information. The Problem Let’s say that three people… Read More

Is the US Creating a New Permanent Subclass?

Whether or not you are aware of it, the opiates crisis across the country has gotten so bad that nearly everyone knows someone else who is abusing opiates or is an addict him or herself. What it’s starting to seem like, though, is that there is never going to be a proper full-scale response to this epidemic, which… Read More