Monthly Archives: December 2017

21 12, 2017

Subutex: This Opioid Replacement Therapy is Highly Effective As a Treatment For Opioid Addiction

December 21st, 2017|0 Comments

Opioid Addiction Has Taken America By Storm And The Individual Addict Still Suffers By now, most Americans know that opioid addiction is ravaging the country. Millions of Americans are addicted to opiates like heroin, Morphine, and Codeine, and synthetic opioids like Oxycodone, Hydrocodone, and Fentanyl. The problem is so devastating, President Donald Trump recently

19 12, 2017

Antidepressant Risks: Deadlier Than You Think? Or Lifesaving Agents?

December 19th, 2017|0 Comments

Millions of Americans Take Antidepressants – Also Known As SSRIs Time Magazine reports that “clinical depression affects about 16 million people in the U.S. and is estimated to cost the U.S. about $210 billion a year in productivity loss and health care needs.”  It’s no wonder, then, that – as of 2017 – approximately

17 12, 2017

The Dark, Final, End Stage of Alcoholism

December 17th, 2017|46 Comments

Untreated alcoholism is a terminal disease comprised of four stages--the fourth being the end. According to the NIAAA, an estimated 88,000 people (62,000 men and 26,000 women) die annually from alcohol-related deaths. This makes alcoholism the third leading cause of preventable death in the United States. End-stage alcoholism carries defining physical markers and symptoms.

13 12, 2017

Painkillers: Can We Live Without Them?

December 13th, 2017|0 Comments

America is Hooked on Dope – And Our Doctors are The Dealers By now, most Americans are familiar with the opioid crisis happening in the United States. Things have gotten so bad, President Donald Trump recently declared the country’s opioid epidemic a national public health emergency. Millions of people from all walks of life

11 12, 2017

How to successfully use SSRIs (Antidepressants) in Recovery

December 11th, 2017|0 Comments

Are Antidepressants Off-Limits For People In Recovery From Drug And Alcohol Addiction? A lot of people recovering from drug or alcohol addiction are under the mistaken believe that antidepressants – also known as SSRIs – are a “no-no.” This is unfortunate. Many people who have made the commitment to abstain from drugs and alcohol

7 12, 2017

Physical Addiction Versus Psychological Addiction

December 7th, 2017|0 Comments

Like cancer, the disease of addiction is commonly recognized as having different subtypes: psychological and physical. But are physical and psychological addiction truly two separate illnesses? Breast cancer and melanomas are by definition certainly both cancers, but they are vastly different diseases. Similarly to cancer, addiction has many variations in how it presents itself,

5 12, 2017

Russell Brand: Changing Our View on Addiction

December 5th, 2017|0 Comments

You May Not Love Russell Brand For His Comedy – But You Gotta Love The Guy For His Recovery Russell Brand isn’t for everybody. He’s an acquired taste. The 42-year-old British comic and movie star is quite controversial, making a name for himself with his outrageous stand-up comedy and notorious public antics. Starring in

3 12, 2017

Gabapentin and Opioids: A Killer Combo

December 3rd, 2017|10 Comments

With Opioid Addiction On The Rise, The World Of Modern Medicine Is Turning To Gabapentin By now, most of us have heard the word – opioids are a major problem in the United States. Millions are addicted to opiates like heroin, Codeine, and Morphine and synthetic opioid medications like Oxycodone, Fentanyl, and Hydrocodone. Opioid

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