Monthly Archives: May 2018

Modafinil Abuse: Rethinking Use of “Smart” Prescription Drugs

May 20th, 2018|

Modafinil (Provigil) may be a narcolepsy drug, but a growing number of people are misusing the medication with ulterior motives. Drug abuse and addiction are serious public health issues that affect just about every community and family in one way or another. Rates of drug use and addiction in America have been increasing substantially for more than twenty years, and each year these issues cause millions of serious illnesses or injuries. Prescription drug abuse, in particular, is a major public health problem in America. The majority of people take their prescription medications responsibly, but according

Surprising Addiction and Substance Abuse Treatment Statistics in Nampa, Idaho

May 15th, 2018|

The United States is deeply entrenched in a substance abuse epidemic, and Nampa, Idaho is no exception. Alcoholism, illicit drug addiction and opioid abuse are affecting everybody from all states, all communities and all families. An area of the state called Treasure Valley, encompassing Nampa, Boise, Caldwell and Meridian, is the epicenter for drug activity. More than 33% of the state’s total population lives in Treasure Valley, so it is logical that much of the drug abuse, addiction and drug-related crimes occur here. The American Psychiatric Association describes addiction as a mental disease characterized

True or False: Opioids Are No Better Than Over-the-Counter Medicines for Treating Pain?

May 10th, 2018|

True or False: Are opioids more effective in treating pain than over-the-counter (OTC) pain medications?  Luckily, the answer here is a solid “false.” If you are suffering from chronic or acute pain, OTC pain medications Tylenol and Advil may be just as effective as a prescription painkiller for helping to relieve your pain. Opioids Are the Number #1 Solution for Pain – But Evidence Does Not Support It Currently, prescription opioid medications are the number one solution for chronic pain in America. When people go to the doctor complaining of aches and pains, doctors

How Booze Almost Killed the Roseanne Reboot Before it Began

May 5th, 2018|

The wildly popular show Roseanne is one of the most iconic sitcoms in TV history. There is no question that America was clamoring for a reboot for years. According to The Nielsen Company, about 18.2 million viewers watched the show's premiere - which is a 10% jump from the number of people who tuned in for the 1997 finale. The behavior of one cast member, however, could have derailed the reboot effort before it even got off the ground. John Goodman, who plays family patriarch Dan Connor, has been speaking candidly about his struggle