Have Scientists Finally Found a Cure for Cocaine Addiction?

The National Institute on Drug Abuse reports an estimated 1.5 million Americans use cocaine. In 2015, our nation saw more than 6,700 cocaine-related deaths. Research indicates around 40 percent of drug-related emergency department visits involve cocaine. Newsflash: Cocaine Use is on the Rise Cocaine is an extremely addictive stimulant. Its use can produce perceived positive…

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Ruthless Drug Dealer Ordered to Pay for His Client’s Funeral

Opioid abuse is killing thousands of Americans each year. Every day, nearly 100 lives are lost to the opioid epidemic. Many of these fatalities are caused by a deadly drug that’s secretly added to baggies of heroin (or cocaine) as a cheap way for dealers to add weight to their product. You’ve probably heard of…

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  • Have Scientists Finally Found a Cure for Cocaine Addiction?

    The National Institute on Drug Abuse reports an estimated 1.5 million Americans use cocaine. In 2015, our nation saw more than 6,700 cocaine-related deaths. Research indicates around 40 percent of drug-related emergency department visits involve cocaine. Newsflash: Cocaine Use is on the Rise Cocaine is an extremely addictive stimulant. Its use can produce perceived positive…

  • Do Safe Injection Sites Violate the Hippocratic Oath? One Nurse Says Yes

    Michael Hesch is a conscious sedation nurse. His job is to intravenously infuse fentanyl and other medicines during surgical procedures. If and when safe injection sites open in the United States, professionals like Hesch may be asked to work with those who visit the facilities looking for a sanitary and supervised place to shoot up….

  • Is Telemedicine the Solution for Addiction in Rural America?

    The closest addiction specialist is three hours away. You don’t have a reliable vehicle. If you arrange for a ride or take public transportation, everyone in town will know where you went and why. If this were your situation, how likely would you be to get help? Now, let’s add a new variable… That specialist…

  • Let’s Talk About the Dark Side of Suboxone

    It’s become a common solution to opioid addiction. Doctors prescribe Suboxone to help those struggling with opioid abuse stop their illicit drug use and slowly taper off those drugs entirely. At least, that’s the goal. But it doesn’t always happen that way… The Scoop on Suboxone Like heroin and other opioids, Suboxone has its own…

  • New Drug Testing Technology Makes Urine Samples a Thing of the Past

    Breathe on this. Spit on that. Provide a urine sample. You know the drill. The methods of drug testing are relatively common and well-known. From breathalyzers to blood tests, most people are familiar with the process…but all that’s about it change. The new instructions for drug testing might simply be: touch this. Just a simple…