Feb 5, 2019

A Primer on Opiates and Opioids

In Signs of Opiate Addiction, we discussed the terms opiates and opioids. Both are powerful drugs that are highly effective for the relief...
Dec 19, 2018

Their Son Died of a Heroin Overdose. They Want Your Loved One’s Story to End Differently.

In Joey Gootee’s last post on Instagram he is smiling peacefully. Lips pressed together, just the corners of his mouth turn slightly up....
Dec 4, 2018

Soldier & Addict: How This Veteran Found Purpose Again Without Pills

It’s 2001. September 11 is still five months away. Two rubber tubes filled with air are strapped around Steve’s chest and abdominal...
Sep 25, 2018

Opioid Epidemic Has Hepatitis C On the Rise—What You Need to Know

Hepatitis C, a virus which affects between two and six million people in the United States, is most commonly transmitted through injection...
Sep 18, 2018

Opiate Addiction

OPIATE ADDICTION According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), prescription opiate abuse has reached epidemic...
Sep 16, 2018

Opiate and Opioid Addiction: An Explanation of Cause and Effect

In our last piece, Signs of Opiate Addiction, we briefly discussed the terms opioids and opiates. Both are powerful drugs that are very...
Jan 11, 2018

How Do You Become Addicted to Prescription Painkillers

It didn’t begin with a sports injury or from rummaging through someone’s medicine cabinet. There was no root canal gone wrong or a fall...
Jan 26, 2017

Heroin Addiction and Opiate Addiction: Recovery is Possible!

According to the Harvard Mental Health Letter, opiates are “outranked only by alcohol as humanity’s oldest, most widespread, and most...