The Current United States Opioid Addiction Epidemic

Drug overdose is the leading cause of accidental death in the US, with 52,404 lethal drug overdoses in 2015. Opioid addiction is driving this epidemic, with 20,101 overdose deaths related to prescription pain relievers, and 12,990 overdose deaths related to heroin in 2015. Prescription abuse is currently one of the most common types of addiction. […]

Recognizing the Signs of an Opiate Addiction

It is a common myth that addictions stem from illegal drug use. In fact, many opiate addictions actually begin with a legitimate and innocent reason for the drug use. When you begin taking opiates as a form of treatment or pain reduction for a medical condition, it can be more difficult to identify when a […]