OPIOIDS

Karen in Medication-assisted treatment
October 16, 2018

Medication-Assisted Treatment: A “Solution” that Has Never Solved the Problem

Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) is the use of prescribed drugs to help a person break free from addiction to some other drug. While MAT makes plenty of money for pharmaceutical companies and prescribers, it may not be so great for those taking the drug.

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Karen in National News
August 30, 2018

A Counterattack on America’s Opioid Epidemic Rumbles to Life

Across America, families are struggling and suffering from the effects of our opioid epidemic. Losses show up in the deaths of our loved ones and an astronomical financial burden. But now, we are seeing signs that our national counterefforts are starting to produce results.

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Karen in Prescription drug abuse
August 26, 2018

Vital Information for Parents: How to Protect Your Kids from Opioid Addiction

In some ways, it’s the toughest environment ever in which to raise children. Sure, there were more deadly diseases before antibiotics and clean water. But in earlier times, there weren’t as many ways to lose your children to drugs or alcohol.

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Karen in Fentanyl
July 23, 2018

Why Fentanyl is a Drug Dealer’s Dream—But a Family’s Nightmare

If you have been watching headlines that relate to drug overdoses, you’ve heard of fentanyl, a powerful opioid manufactured in China but often imported into the U.S. The cheap price and high potency of this drug make it a drug dealer’s dream but a family’s nightmare.

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Karen in Opioid Crisis
July 14, 2018

Missouri’s Struggle with Opioid Painkillers Revealed in Senate Report

In July 2018, a U.S. Senate report revealed the massive overprescribing of opioid painkillers to Missourians that has been going on unabated for years.

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Karen in Drug information
June 15, 2018

Why Abuse of Stimulants Could Be Our Next National Drug Emergency

For the last several years, America has been focused on overcoming an epidemic of opioid addiction. But as we fight this problem, are we unintentionally setting the stage for an epidemic of stimulant abuse?

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Drugs in Our Bodies Become Drugs in Our Water

When people take drugs, they eventually eliminate traces of those drug through the body’s waste products. Traces of these drugs in our water supplies give us an index to the quantity of drug use going on.

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Pharmaceutical Distributors Next in Line for Congressional Investigation

Families who have lost loved ones to the opioid epidemic should be pleased that five chairmen of pharmaceutical distribution companies have been called before Congress to account for their actions. These executives could be required to fund the recovery of millions of Americans, depending on the findings of Congress.

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Karen in Drug Prevention
May 6, 2018

The Problems with Drug Legalization No One Wants to Talk About

There are many loudly-vocal advocates who claim that the only solution to our drug problem is to make drugs legal, or to at least decriminalize them. Why would this be a disastrously bad idea?

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Karen in Drug overdoses
April 23, 2018

The Opioid User’s Intensely Dangerous Life Revealed

It can take years for a family to realize that all the problems they are seeing in a loved one’s life add up to addiction. Even when they do know, they often don’t realize the incredible risks their loved one takes each day by injecting uncontrolled illicit drugs.

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