The Opioid Epidemic’s Effect On Pregnancy and Newborns

In blog December 10th, 2019 No Comments

As reported by CNN Health, “The cost of treatment for infants in US hospitals who had been exposed to opioids rose by more than $250 million over four years”. Another staggering statistic included in the report,   “In 2012, total hospital costs to treat neonatal abstinence syndrome were $316 million. By 2016, according to the study…


Mindfulness Practice for Opioid Addiction

In blog November 21st, 2019 No Comments

According to a study published in Science Daily, “People suffering from opioid addiction and chronic pain may have fewer cravings and less pain if they use both mindfulness techniques and medication for opioid dependence.” Practicing mindfulness is said to increase self-awareness and self-control, therefore allowing those to curb their cravings as well as be less…


Opioids Effect on Modern Family Structure

In blog February 15th, 2019 No Comments

The opioid epidemic has taken its toll on the nation’s health and well-being of many people struggling with addiction. But the damage from opioid abuse not only affects the individual it also has a strong impact on family life. Addiction puts a financial and emotional strain on families that must care for their loved ones…


What is a Mass Overdose and How Does it Occur?

In blog January 10th, 2019 No Comments

As the opioid epidemic becomes and increasingly alarming problem in the U.S., the government is facing serious public health issues such as mass overdoses. One of the reason that mass overdose has been a problem recently is the growing use of the drug fentanyl, a highly potent and dangerous opioid that has been flowing into…


Is This the Key to Successful Opioid Recovery?

In blog November 26th, 2018 No Comments

With the rampant abuse and addiction to opioids, it can be difficult to pinpoint one single cause or a specific solution that will help people quit. People may start using opioids for a number of different reasons depending on their situation and there can be a wide range of factors that can be helpful in…


How the Opioid Epidemic is Affecting Different Age Groups

In blog September 12th, 2018 No Comments

Opioid Withdrawal & Opioid Addiction – The opioid crisis has been devastating to the health of our nation and has led to many tragic deaths due to overdose. The epidemic has not affected everyone the same way however, as certain demographics have been hit harder by the wave of addiction. Young millennial adults and the baby…


Cocaine is Surging

In blog June 11th, 2018 No Comments

Most people now are aware of the serious problem with opioids we have in the U.S. but other drugs are also on the rise. Cocaine abuse has increased dramatically as well in recent years and is causing serious health issues throughout the country. The rise in cocaine use and deaths related to cocaine laced with…


Side Effects of Opioid Abuse

In blog May 24th, 2018 No Comments

The nation’s opioid epidemic has taken an alarming toll on the health of our citizens that are struggling with addiction. Opioids have a high risk of overdose and have led to thousands of deaths in recent years as the problem continues to increase. Abusing opioids can either be deadly or have serious effects on a…

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