opioids

Opioid Epidemic Creates a Blurred Line Between Dependency and Abuse

By |2018-11-02T10:26:42+00:00October 8th, 2018|Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Family Resource, Heroin, Opioids|

With the opioid epidemic making headlines every week, it's understandable to be worried about the risk of addiction if you or someone you love has been prescribed opioids. However, you must remember that opioid medication does play a vital role in the management of chronic pain for certain individuals. It does these patients a disservice [...]

The Rise of Substance Abuse Screenings at the Dentist’s Office

By |2018-10-23T13:07:05+00:00June 13th, 2018|Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Opioids|

During your next dental appointment, you may be asked about more than your brushing and flossing habits. A recent survey found that 77 percent of dentists now perform substance abuse screenings as part of routine exams. Why Are Dentists Are Worried About the Addiction Epidemic? Dentists may not be considered primary care providers, but dental [...]

How Does Medication Assisted Treatment for Opioid Addiction Work?

By |2018-10-23T13:27:50+00:00February 5th, 2018|Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Resource|

Medication assisted treatment (MAT) for opioid addiction has been endorsed by the American Medical Association, the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry, and the American Society of Addiction Medicine. However, MAT is often misunderstood by those in search of effective recovery options. What Medications Are Used to Treat Opioid Addiction? The most common medications used to [...]