Articles in Category: Breaking News

Treating Chronic Pain In Opioid Addicted Patients

on Wednesday, 24 September 2014.

Opioid addiction is one of the fastest growing diseases in the country. Each year, thousands of people face addiction to prescription painkillers or heroin, which is made from the same substance as painkillers like vicodin. Opiates are a highly addictive drug that also carry with them serious risks for overdose and other severe health issues.

Vermont is Now Treating Heroin Abuse as a “Health Issue”

on Tuesday, 23 September 2014.

As heroin abuse and addiction continues to be a rampant problem that threatens the health, well being, and livelihood of countless individuals, governments, health institutions, parents, and educators alike, along with local law enforcement agencies, are struggling to find the solutions that will lead to real change in the number of people who suffer from hospitalization or death as a result of heroin addiction. In recent years, addiction to this lethal and highly addictive drug as skyrocketed at such a pace that it is considered an epidemic.

Physical Dependence On Alcohol Creates Wreckage

on Tuesday, 23 September 2014.

Alcoholism is a serious disease that causes major damage to virtually every part of a person’s physical, mental, and emotional health. When a person becomes addicted to alcohol, their brain’s reward center becomes accustomed to experiencing the pleasurable effects of alcohol and actual rewires the neurons of the brain so that it is completely focused on finding and using more alcohol.