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Nurses Standing Against Arresting Mothers with Addiction

Despite what stigma teaches people, it is possible to be a good person and be addicted to drugs or alcohol. It is possible to be a good parent while fighting to overcome a substance use disorder (SUD), and it is vital that mothers feel safe when seeking help. Sadly, the threat of arrest and prosecution . . . . Continue Reading


Using Heroin During Pregnancy: How Opioids Impact Mothers and Babies

Use of Heroin During Pregnancy Using heroin during pregnancy can cause serious health problems for you and your baby. The same can be said for most other powerful opioids. There is no denying that the consumption of such potent substances put both you and your unborn child at risk. However, the stigma surrounding heroin use . . . . Continue Reading


Important Facts to Consider When Fighting Percocet Addiction

America’s opioid crisis continues, and by many accounts, it is worse than ever. Every day, more than 130 people in the United States die from an opioid overdose, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). Illicit drugs such as heroin or fentanyl contribute to staggering overdose rates across the country. Meanwhile, prescription painkillers . . . . Continue Reading


Medicaid Approved to Pay More for Addiction Treatment

Reimbursements for Residential Care This past Wednesday, an increase in Medicaid reimbursement rates was approved by the Executive Council in New Hampshire for providers of residential addiction treatment. This creates a new sense of hope for those in need of treatment opportunities in the Granite State. Treatment providers in the area had previously cautioned that . . . . Continue Reading


How Does Medicaid Help with Addiction Treatment Programs?

A lot of people may not realize that Medicaid covers approximately one in every four American citizens. So, with drug abuse and addiction being such a hot topic, how much of this helps with addiction treatment? What is Medicaid? In an effort to keep it simple and still be informative, let us look at the . . . . Continue Reading


Blue Light Special: Colored Bulbs to Prevent Public Restroom Drug Use

  It has been said before that in the midst of the ongoing opioid crisis in America, public restrooms have become ground zero all across the country. You don’t have to look very hard to find stories about users being found in the grips of an overdose on bathroom floors; be it at a bar or . . . . Continue Reading


Meth Detox: What You Need to Know

Not many people truly realize how prevalent meth abuse in America is, and how damaging it can be to the human body. Just the drug itself is attached to a great deal of taboo, not to mention attaching it to addiction. However, this powerful stimulant drug is used by roughly 4% of the US population. . . . . Continue Reading


Ohio Teen Using Baby Blankets to Fight Infant Heroin Addiction

Sidney Depp is a 16-year-old sophomore cheerleader at Springboro High School in Springboro, Ohio. For the past two years she has been running a non-profit called The Love Project. The mission of her campaign is to help fight infant heroin addiction, which has increased drastically in the past few years due to the opioid epidemic. . . . . Continue Reading


Overdose Deaths in Ohio and the Rural Midwest Rising Steadily

Ohio has been one of the top 5 states for the last several years suffering alarming rates of opioid overdose and opioid-related death. Overdose death rates are already accelerating all over the country, and the Buckeye State is one of many that are part of the trend. In 2016, Ohio ranked number 2 in overdose . . . . Continue Reading


Cocaine in America: Use Rising Under the Radar

There is absolutely no denying at this point the severity and urgency of the opioid epidemic in the U.S. Synthetic opioids like fentanyl and semi-synthetic opioids like prescription painkillers or heroin are destroying countless lives across the nation. But we cannot drop our guard on the other very real threats that are a lot bigger . . . . Continue Reading