Stress is inevitable. It might be something you deal with infrequently or seemingly all the time, but it’s how you respond to stress that can have a huge impact on your health and happiness. For example, self-medicating stress with drugs or alcohol is unhealthy and can lead to mental health issues and addiction. You’re much […]
RESTRICTIONS ON OPIOID PRESCRIPTIONS ARE WORKING, BUT OPIOID DEATHS RELATED TO HEROIN AND SYNTHETIC DRUGS ARE CLIMBING
While the number of opioid prescriptions and opioid overdose deaths has fallen, fatalities from heroin and black-market synthetic opioids are on the rise, according to research from the American Action Forum, a center-right think tank based in Washington, D.C.
After growing at a 14.3% annual rate between 1999 and 2010, the number of opioids […]
The term “addictive personality” is often used flippantly, and it implies that a person may be predisposed to substance use disorder based on their personality type. But it’s not that simple. There isn’t one single personality type that automatically indicates a potential for addiction. There are, however, a few distinct personality traits that are common […]
A recent study suggests that depression is a side effect of chronic opioid use, and adequate treatment of depression improves recovery outcomes.
According to the study published in The British Journal of Psychiatry, when patients adhered to a prescribed antidepressant and stopped using opioids, their depression symptoms subsided much more rapidly than patients who […]