In February 2018, the Commissioner for the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released a warning that the legal drug kratom has opioid properties. This warning resulted from new research and a growing number of reports of death resulting from its use.
For an addiction recovery program to be truly effective, the addict must have a firm grasp of his own personal values. Values and self-esteem sink to the bottom when an addict is living an addicted lifestyle .
When some people drink, they get a deeply flushed face. Why? Their bodies can’t keep up with the toxic burden of alcohol so a dangerous by-product called acetaldehyde accumulates. Actually, this chemical is doing a lot more damage than making one’s face red.
How did America get to the point of losing 64,000 Americans to drug overdoses in one year? We’ve traveled a long road to get to this point and in truth, most people haven’t even noticed the journey.
New evidence compiled by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reveals that we do not yet have the opioid epidemic or the loss of life from drug overdoses under control yet. We’re not even close.
Anyone who has ever drunk too much knows that alcohol has the power to make us feel lousy the next morning. Now, new research reveals that alcohol also has the ability to shred our DNA, leaving us more susceptible to some kinds of cancer.
Solving the Opioid Crisis: What Has to Happen to Return Prescription Control to the Right Hands? Part III
Let’s take a look at an ideal world—a world where drugs are only given when they are truly needed to improve health, where there is no undue or skewed influence causing patients to ask for specific types of medication, where doctors use nothing but an honest education to make their choices. What might have to happen to take us in the direction of this ideal world?
When doctors prescribe any drug, it should only be done to improve a patient’s health, right? Over the last few decades, prescribing practices have begun to be influenced too heavily by the wrong parties. Millions of Americans have suffered as a result.
Most Americans know we’re in the midst of a deadly opioid epidemic. But few realize that control of the rate and volume of prescribing addictive painkillers has moved into the wrong hands. Get educated now on this vital topic.
Congratulations on leaving drugs and alcohol behind. You can now look forward to an enjoyable and far more productive future. Here’s some tips to help you shape that new and improved life.