The legalization of cannabis use in many states across the United States has deepened the belief about the drug being harmless. This has caused many parents to use pot in the presence of their kids, increasing the risk of exposing the children to secondhand marijuana smoke. A group of researchers at the Columbia University’s Mailman..
Sovereign Health provides its readers with current and in-depth information in the field of addiction, mental and behavioral health. Read up on our blogs for the latest news on recent therapeutic approaches, current events and the latest research on mental disorders.
At a time, when the sale of illegal prescription drugs in the United States has gone through the ceiling, Walmart has decided to revisit its opioid policy and make novel changes to it. Early this week, the retail giant announced that it would make its opioid policy stricter by enforcing a limit on filling opioid..
Amid growing concerns over an increasing number of teenagers and young adults getting addicted to drugs, a high school in New Zealand has distributed pamphlets to students that carries step-by-step instructions to use methamphetamine “discreetly.” However, the initiative has stirred an outrage among the parents of the students.
Cocaine abuse is one of the predominant reasons for the rise in the number of emergency room (ER) visits and overdose deaths. The impact of cocaine addiction is primarily felt on the natural reward circuits of the brain, making it difficult for the user to quit the habit. In order to manage cocaine withdrawal symptoms..
To assist health care providers, doctors and community organizations working toward combating the opioid menace, Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton announced fresh guidelines on April 26, 2018, to monitor patients using painkillers. Dayton also urged the state legislature to do more toward achieving this goal. He also earmarked $700,000 as grants to eight communities in Minnesota.
Residents, medical professionals and law enforcement agencies had recently gathered at a town hall meeting in New Jersey to discuss the impact of opioid abuse from their perspective. On April 19, the Dennis Township Senior Center hosted a town hall meeting on “Knock Out Opioid Abuse” – a program for countering the ill effects of..
Doctors are well aware of the fact that patients taking a combination of benzodiazepines and buprenorphine are at an increased risk of overdose and death, but still more than half of them prescribe this combination, according to a study presented at the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) 49th Annual Conference in April 2018. The..
Overdose cases involving fentanyl are rising across the United States. Drug rehab centers are constantly flooded with patients seeking help for their dependence on the highly addictive synthetic opioid. While there may be many symptoms of addiction to an opioid, a group of researchers from Canada has observed that use and overdose of fentanyl show..
Surveys show that impaired driving is the prime cause of road rages and car crashes across the United States. Statistics suggest a considerable percentage of motorists against whom legal proceedings have been conducted earlier for driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol or a drug often tend to repeat their offenses. In Lake County, repeat..
Facebook needs to “do a better job policing on our service,” admitted CEO Mark Zuckerberg as he appeared before the Congress on April 11, 2018 in the wake of the recently exposed Cambridge Analytica data scandal, in which the social media giant allowed the data firm to access personal information of its 87 million users.