Research suggests that heroin-addicted patients on maintenance therapy, such as methadone or buprenorphine, have a heightened sensitivity to pain. Personally, I think that opiate tolerance has a lot to do with these findings.
Over two years ago, Sue Mills only identity was that of a heroin addict. Today, she realizes she has somewhere to run to as she prepares to run the 10K. Clean and sober, Sue claims her running has saved her.
One anesthesiologist starts a fledging business, a mobile hangover helper that will travel to tourists in Vegas, giving an IV drip to help their hangover. Coming from the recovery side of the coin, I think that this just seems like a bad idea...
For the first time, mental health and substance abuse professionals have gathered to discuss both these issues among our Veteran population. This is an issue that has recently come to light, and this conference will help provide information and a forum for discussion.