Substance Abuse

Does the Substance Abuse Treatment Treat the Whole Family?

Addiction is often referred to as a “family disease,” this is because it affects the family and friends of the addict. Often, we are only thinking of getting help for the person who is struggling, but substance abuse treatment goes much further than just treating the addict. One of the most critical questions anyone who…

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American’s Life Expectancy Drops Due to Opioid Crisis

According to the CDC, life expectancy among Americans has fallen for the second year in a row as the opioid crisis continues to drive up overall death rates. In 2016 alone a total of 63,000 people died from drug overdoses, which is up a whopping 21 percent from 2015.  Opioid-related overdoses surged 28 percent, killing…

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Does the Substance Abuse Treatment Program Treat the Whole Family?

Addiction is often referred to as a “family disease,” this is because it affects the family and friends of the addict. Often, we are only thinking of getting the person who is struggling to find help, but substance abuse treatment goes much further than just treating the addict. One of the most critical questions anyone…

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DisposeRx Teams Up With Walmart for Opioid Disposal

Walmart has become the first national pharmacy chain to offer free opioid disposal solutions at all pharmacy locations with DisposeRx, according to a press release on Businesswire. The Opioid Epidemic In October of 2017 the opioid epidemic was labeled a public health emergency. Opioids are a class of drugs that include heroin as well as…

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Domestic Abuse And Addiction

Domestic Abuse And Addiction For most of us when we hear “domestic abuse” we often think of a physical or sexual abuse. While this may be true for most cases, we often forget about emotional and psychological abuse. For many who deal with the physical abuse, they also suffer from the emotional and psychological abuse,…

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Fentanyl-Related Overdose Deaths Increased by 78% in Utah

There are an estimated 2.1 million Americans currently suffering from an opioid use disorder, and the government has deemed this a public health emergency. Prescription opioid overdose deaths have more than tripled in the past 20 years and unintentional overdose deaths from opioids have more than quadrupled since 1999. Roughly 91 Americans die each day…

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Complex Addiction

Complex Addiction Many people do not realize that many people who struggle with addiction, struggle with multiple substances. Many people start off using drugs at party scenes where they mix substances. Alcohol and cocaine are a common mix in the party scene. Other people who become addicted to prescription pills are often abusing multiple prescription…

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Is Your Loved One Addicted (How to Spot Addiction)

Is Your Loved One Addicted (How to Spot Addiction) Addiction: The National Institute on Drug Abuse says it’s a chronic disease. It knows no boundaries of socioeconomic class, gender, race, intelligence, or age. Addiction affects people all across the globe, from movie stars and political leaders to grandparents. Addition is a relapsing brain disease that…

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President Trump declares opioid epidemic a public health emergency

On Thursday, President Trump declared the opioid epidemic a public health emergency.  According to the CDC, the opioid epidemic is the deadliest drug crisis in American history, killing about 90 people every day.  While Trump’s declaration doesn’t release any new money to help solve the opioid crisis, it does shift some federal money to help…

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Using Insurance to Pay For Treatment

People suffering with addiction often do not seek help because they think that they cannot afford it. Family members of those suffering with addiction often worry about how they will be able to pay for treatment or how they can help financially. One of the best ways to pay to for treatment is using your…

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