One of the overwhelming health concerns of the United States is its opioid addiction epidemic. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC),reports that more than 15,000 people died of an overdose from prescribed opioids in 2015. Since 1999 the number of overdose deaths from opioids has increased fourfold. Between 2000 and 2015 close to..
According to a new study, patients treated by doctors who frequently prescribe opioid painkillers were at a higher risk of developing an opioid addiction. Further, emergency room (ER) patients were at a greater risk for long-term opioid use even after a single prescription from an ER doctor recommending painkillers. The study found that based on..
At a distance of just 45 miles north of San Francisco, Sonoma Valley may appear as an idyllic slice of pastoral paradise with its breathtaking views of striking castles, rolling vineyards and vast expanses of pristine nature trails nestled between two mountain ranges. However, the invisible perils of rampant opioid abuse are wreaking havoc among..
Music can uplift your mood, inspire you and get you grooving. But, can it also help you recover from ailments? To understand this link better, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Symphony Orchestra (NSO) and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts have joined hands to launch an initiative called Sound Health.
According to a new study published in the Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, two in five people seeking detox for addiction to heroin or opioids reported taking benzodiazepines (BZDs). The study was based in a Massachusetts drug-treatment program.
“I want to build the wall. We need the wall,” said a convinced President Donald Trump reiterating his intention to fortify the Mexico-U.S. border in the third presidential debate in late October last year. “We stop the drugs; we shore up the border.” However, as reality would have it, President Trump had pledged to construct..
The United States is grappling with a deadly prescription opioid abuse epidemic, which is shattering communities not only along the borders, and crime-ridden alleyways but also, in every nook and corner of concrete high-rises and bustling metropolises. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), estimate that since 1999, the amount of prescription opioids sold..
Alcohol abuse is a serious disorder which Americans are finally taking note of. According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), about 88,000 people succumb to alcohol-related causes annually, making the substance the fourth leading preventable cause of death in the United States. While the addictive impact of alcohol is already known, findings..