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Why is an Effective Opioid Addiction Medication being Restricted?

Buprenorphine, found in the popular drug Suboxone, has been proven to be effective for opioid addiction treatment. So why is it increasingly harder to get? Doctors and pharmacists alike run into problems when prescribing the drug for opioid addiction treatment. Restriction on both doctors and pharmacies keep the drug hard [...]

ADHD and Addiction 

Undiagnosed ADHD Causes Higher Risk A recent study found that more than 15 percent of adults with ADHD struggle with drug and alcohol abuse and/or addiction. Trouble usually starts around adolescence. Before age 15, those with ADHD are no more likely to experiment with drugs or alcohol. After age 15 [...]

Addiction and Delusional Disorder

Prolonged substance abuse can greatly increase the risk of delusional thinking. Drug or alcohol abuse can cause breaks from reality that can worsen over time. These delusions can cause dangerous behaviors and can lead to manipulation of others to obtain drugs. Studies have found that there is a link between [...]

Arrests, Lawsuits, and Taxation: The Latest in the Opioid Crisis

The opioid crisis in America continues to claim thousands of lives year after year.  Doctors have the enormously challenging task of prescribing opioid medication effectively and responsibly. Drug manufacturers also hold the responsibility for how their potentially dangerous product is distributed. Recently, both medical professionals and prescription drug makers and [...]

2019-04-28T00:45:37+00:00 April 28th, 2019|Controlled Substances, News, Prescription Drugs|

Fentanyl Patch Abuse

Fentanyl was developed as a powerful painkiller for patients who developed resistance to narcotic pain medication. It is powerful opioid that is 100 times more powerful than morphine and 50 times more potent than heroin. Fentanyl is usually prescribed to cancer patients and those with terminal, painful conditions. The drug [...]

2019-04-08T01:47:37+00:00 April 8th, 2019|Controlled Substances, Drug Addiction, Prescription Drugs|

Daily Use of Marijuana Can Cause Psychosis

Marijuana has been a hot button issue in the U.S. for several years. So far 10 states have decriminalized it for recreational use and a growing list of others have approved it for medical treatment. The popularity of marijuana seems to be increasing at a fast rate and its use [...]

2019-03-21T16:12:15+00:00 March 21st, 2019|Controlled Substances, News, Prescription Drugs|

Is CBD Oil Worth the Hype?

Cannabidiol (CBD) oil and CBD products are exploding in the U.S. You probably see CBD oil and products everywhere. From your local health food store to coffee shop, there is a seemingly limitless supply.  Some claim its benefits are innumerable, treating everything from chronic pain to acne. But where the [...]

2019-07-20T14:03:15+00:00 February 3rd, 2019|Controlled Substances, Drug Information, News, Prescription Drugs|

Deadly Combinations: How Benzos are Overlooked in the Opioid Crisis

Benzodiazepines are a class of sedatives used to treat anxiety and/or insomnia. The most popular benzo on the market is Xanax, which has over 50 million prescriptions written each year in the U.S. Many Americans see benzos as socially acceptable and as a helpful way to treat anxiety. An overlooked [...]

2019-01-29T03:39:48+00:00 January 29th, 2019|Addiction, Controlled Substances, Drug Addiction, Prescription Drugs|

Can Ketamine Cure Depression?

Recently, alternative methods for treating depression have emerged. There have been several alternative methods to treating depression that have strayed from the traditional thinking about depression medication. The most controversial of these new methods is the use of ketamine to alleviate depression symptoms. Some view ketamine as strictly a “party [...]

2019-01-12T15:32:17+00:00 January 12th, 2019|Controlled Substances, News, Prescription Drugs|

Current State of the Opioid Crisis

The opioid crisis in America has been raging for decades. Recent government regulations seek to eradicate this crisis from the country, but the problem is complex and its effects are far reaching. Many chronic pain patients rely on opioids to help them function and lead a normal life, but new [...]

2018-12-15T16:36:54+00:00 December 15th, 2018|Drug Addiction, News, Prescription Drugs|