As America’s opioid epidemic continues to impact communities large and small, new trends are raising new challenges for doctors and policymakers. While opioid-related overdose remains a top concern, the epidemic is now driven by illicitly manufactured fentanyl, heroin, cocaine and methamphetamine. In 2017, more than 70,000 people died from drug-related overdoses, according to the U.S. … Continue reading MEDIA: Confronting the Opioids Epidemic in Our Communities
So, I recently came across this rather small photo on the fringe of some random website recently. I was, quite frankly, appalled. Check this out: Let me just say, what the hell!? I really, truly am stunned and disgusted by this ad or whatever you want to call it. Ridiculous. Just to sum it up. … Continue reading ENTRY: Vaccinating in youth a catalyst for addiction later on?
I used to maintain another online journal a few years ago, but it was a bit more personal. I spoke of all the changes and enlightenment I'd been experiencing as a wide-eyed newcomer to the recovery world. Scanning through old entries, I ended up towards the beginning of the blog, when I was only at … Continue reading ENTRY: Reflections… 4 years ago
The following post is just a small excerpt of an original (& very informative!) entry from addiction specialist Dr. Jana Burson's blog. This year I’ve had three long-term patients taper off the buprenorphine products I was prescribing. All three are doing well and are happy with their treatment outcome. Since tapering off buprenorphine products can … Continue reading Tapering: Proof that it’s Absolutely Possible
Drug overdoses continued to claim nearly one life per day in Maine during the first six months of 2018 despite intensive efforts – from the State House to sober houses – to slow the opioid crisis. There were 180 overdose deaths in Maine through June 30, down just slightly from the 185 drug-related deaths reported … Continue reading NEWS FEED: Overdose deaths in Maine averaged nearly one per day during first half of 2018
The generic drug will most likely be less expensive, and this could make it more widely available to those who couldn’t previously afford it. On Thursday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration ... Source: In The Latest War On Opioid Addiction, The FDA Green-lights Generic Film Strip Of Addiction Drug Suboxone
I appreciate all of the your patience with me and my delayed posting to the blog, as of late! Let me just say that first of all, I will never abandon this blog out of non-interest, that I can pledge. However, in the last couple weeks, I've since started my brand new job as the … Continue reading From1-2-1: Slow Time