Monthly Archives: June 2018

FDA Announces Plans to Develop New Tech for Combating Opioid Crisis

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently announced a new challenge “to spur the development of medical devices, including digital health technologies and diagnostic tests that could provide novel solutions to detecting, treating and preventing addiction, addressing diversion and treating pain” in an effort to combat the opioid crisis.

It’s part of the FDA’s […]

FDA Announces Plans to Develop New Tech for Combating Opioid Crisis2019-03-06T17:01:50+00:00

Physical and Mental Health Conditions Associated with Opioid Addiction

By now, we’ve all heard that there is a serious opioid addiction crisis in America. But what if the crisis is in your own home? The thing about painkiller addiction is that it can happen to anyone, and it may begin innocently enough with a legitimate doctor’s prescription. Or it may begin among trusted friends, […]

Physical and Mental Health Conditions Associated with Opioid Addiction2019-03-06T17:05:05+00:00

THIS IS WHAT PREDICTS CHRONIC OPIOID USE, ACCORDING TO A WVU STUDY

Four factors can predict the likelihood of chronic opioid use, according to research from West Virginia University.

The study, led by Nilanjana Dwibedi, assistant professor in the WVU School of Pharmacy, is the first of its kind to investigate the risk of developing chronic opioid use among patients with noncancer pain. Chronic opioid use refers to […]

THIS IS WHAT PREDICTS CHRONIC OPIOID USE, ACCORDING TO A WVU STUDY2019-07-17T16:00:07+00:00

HOW DOES PARENTAL SUBSTANCE ABUSE AFFECT CHILDREN?

As children, we look to our parents and caregivers for unconditional support from the time we are infants through adulthood. But some parents can’t provide that support because they’re dealing with a drug or alcohol addiction.

In fact, it’s estimated that 25% of children under 18 are exposed to alcohol abuse or dependence within […]

HOW DOES PARENTAL SUBSTANCE ABUSE AFFECT CHILDREN?2019-07-17T16:00:16+00:00

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Former NY Jet Erik Coleman Speaks About Addiction Recovery Advocacy & The Guardian Recovery Network

Erik Coleman, former New York Jet, had his sights set on broadcasting long before his current job in broadcast journalism. Coleman, the Jets’ free safety and former 5th round pick from the [...]

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