Living With Opioid Addiction

Living With Opioid Addiction

Opioid addiction is rampant in the United States. One of the reasons for the epidemic is that older adults are no longer good candidates 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. It […]

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 […]