Living With Opioid Addiction

Living With Opioid Addiction

Opioid addiction is rampant in the United States. One of the reasons for the epidemic is older adults are told they are no longer a good candidate for narcotic pain prescriptions. In support groups, seniors tell stories of no longer being able to obtain their medication legally so they turned to illegal means of obtaining the drug. […]

The Relationship Between Opioids and Depression

The Relationship Between Opioids and Depression

The world is well aware there is a serious opioid epidemic in the United States. There is also the overwhelming fact that one in 12 adults in the United States suffers with depression. According to Kathleen Smith, PhD and author of “Depression and Opioid Abuse,” 2.4 million people in the U.S. abuse prescription painkillers and […]

Opioids May Be Over Prescribed by Non Specialists

Opioids May Be Over Prescribed by Non Specialists

An opioid is a substance that may be over-prescribed by non-specialists. One such form of the drug is opiates, which are derived from opium, these drugs are highly controlled substances. This drug is used to release endorphins into the central nervous system to relieve pain. The opioid is one of the two drugs that are […]