Prescription Painkillers

Solving the Opioid Epidemic Requires More Than Regulation

A researcher from Florida Atlantic University’s Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, just minutes from Guardian Recovery Network’s Delray Beach headquarters, was recently awarded a 5-year, $4 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to investigate alternatives to the “one-size-fits-all” model for opioid prescriptions.

Dr. Janet […]

3 States Crack Down on Opioid Epidemic with Tougher Laws

The nationwide opioid epidemic has ballooned into a serious public health crisis. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate 115 people die daily in the U.S. from an opioid overdose, and more than three out of five drug overdose deaths […]

Is There a Study Drug Crisis Among U.S. Students?

For a high school or college student struggling to maintain a good GPA, a pill that helps them focus or stay awake for an all-night study session may seem like a magical solution. That’s why the misuse of so-called “study drugs” such as Adderall is […]

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 […]

Opioid Deaths Related to Synthetic Heroin Are Climbing

While the number of opioid prescriptions and opioid overdose deaths has fallen, fatalities from heroin and black-market synthetic heroin and 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 […]

RESEARCHERS USE SPEARMINT AROMATHERAPY IN TREATMENT OF CHRONIC PAIN

Researchers have created a new strategy that could serve as a powerful tool in the fight against the opioid epidemic. In a study published in the journal Nature Biomedical Engineering, researchers engineered cells that target pain receptors and trigger an aroma that […]

OPIOID DEATHS IN HOSPITALS HAVE QUADRUPLED

Patient deaths among opioid-driven hospital stays in the United States quadrupled between 1993 and 2014, according to a study published in Health Affairs.

Physician and Assistant Professor of Health Care Policy at Harvard Medical School Zurui Song analyzed nearly 385,000 hospital stays involving […]

OVERCOMING THE OPIOID USE CYCLE: CHRONIC PAIN, MENTAL HEALTH AND RECOVERY

You’ve no doubt heard about the ongoing opioid epidemic that is happening in our world right now. It’s hard to avoid as this drug crisis is covered regularly in newspapers and magazines, on news programs and addressed by lawmakers. But what do you really know […]

How the Opioid Epidemic Affecting Children, Losing Custody

We typically examine addiction by exploring how it affects the addicted person, but as anyone who has struggled with addiction–either personally or within their family–will tell you, the addict isn’t the only person affected.

In 2015 the opioid epidemic caused approximately 20,000 deaths […]

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