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What Happens During an Opioid Overdose?

May 29, 2020

As America wrestles with the opioid crisis, people experience overdoses every day. According to the most recent statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 192 people die from drug overdoses each day, and nearly 68 percent of these deaths involve opioids. If you or someone you know takes prescription opioids or is struggling…

3 Reasons Methadone May Not Be the Best Treatment Choice for Opioid Addiction

May 20, 2020

Opioid addiction is a severe brain disease that requires treatment if the individual wants to live a life free of substance abuse. When choosing a form of addiction treatment for opioids, there are many options from which to select. Methadone maintenance treatment is a form of medication-assisted treatment (MAT) that is, in some cases, effective for people…

Can Social Isolation Lead To Opioid Addiction?

May 11, 2020

Identifying factors that contribute to the opioid addiction crisis is one of the most important steps we can take to improve the chances of success for those in recovery. One factor that many overlook or underestimate is the role of isolation in the development and advancement of opioid addiction. How does spending too much time…