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Opioid Crisis Causing Increase in Rates of Infectious Diseases

Fighting for Public Health America’s opioid epidemic has paved the way for a lot of new challenges. Frequently, these problems call for new strategies. The overdose outbreak led to staggering death rates, as well as a new wave of harm reduction techniques. Crackdowns on prescription opioids led to an influx in heroin use, and lethal . . . . Continue Reading


School Teachers Seeing More Kids Affected by Addiction at Home

Addiction in the Home It is safe to say that a lot of young people have their first experience with drugs when they are still young enough to be in school. It might be due to exposure to other people using drugs, or being offered drugs by their peers. Needless to say, if someone in . . . . 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


Bridging the Gender Gap of Addiction Treatment Options

Substance abuse and addiction are devastating for anyone, but the journey of recovery can be a particularly difficult one for women. Women are much more likely than men to face a multitude of barriers when trying to get access to treatment. In fact, women are far less likely than men to even seek treatment when . . . . Continue Reading


Xanax Detox: What You Need to Know When Getting Help

Xanax is the most commonly known brand name for a prescription drug called alprazolam. This drug is part of a class of drugs called benzodiazepines, which are essentially tranquilizers. These drugs are typically used as sedatives with a range of therapeutic applications, such as treating anxiety or panic disorders. The calming effect of Xanax happens . . . . Continue Reading


Risks of Ritalin and the Effects of Developing an Addiction

  Prescription drug abuse has become a central issue when discussing drug addiction in America today. Whether it is opioid painkillers like oxycodone, anti-depressants like Xanax, or stimulants like Ritalin there is a lot of focus on curbing the misuse of powerful medications. There are a lot of adverse effects associated with prescription drug abuse, . . . . Continue Reading


Putting the Narco in Narcolepsy: Connecting Heroin and Sleep Disorders

Most of the world is well aware of the numerous adverse effects of drugs like heroin. Considering the desolation of the ongoing opioid crisis in America, we have become increasingly informed as to the dangers of addiction and overdose death when dealing with these substances. Prescription painkillers and illicit synthetic opioids have all played a . . . . Continue Reading


Opioids and Opiates: Understanding the Key Differences

  We hear the term all the time- “opioid epidemic”- but people often get the keyword “opioid” confused with “opiate”, and honestly it is a completely understandable mistake. The two seem pretty much interchangeable in a lot of situations. However, there are a few differences that it helps to be aware of. So what are . . . . Continue Reading


Understanding Addiction and Recovery: By Thomas G. Beley

By Thomas G. Beley, Ph.D., LCSW Neurobiology, Behavior, and Addiction The addictive disorders have probably been one of the most confusing and elusive disorders to treat over the years. There is no other disorder that has created more confusion or controversy, or for that matter, debate as to what needs to be done for someone . . . . Continue Reading


Best 6 Tips for Making a Quick Comeback After a Relapse

One of the most difficult things for most people to face when it comes to addiction and recovery is a relapse. After someone manages to give up the substances and behaviors holding them back, it can be hard to feel like the work was a waste when things get hard and they fall back into . . . . Continue Reading