Opiate Addiction

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  • Carfentanil Found On a Patient in Arkansas Hospital

    Doctors at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) found carfentanil on one of their patients last week. This is one of the first times that the highly potent drug has been found in Arkansas. The Poison Control Center at UAMS receives ...
  • For the first time, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has requested that a drug manufacturer pull their painkiller off the market because the potential harm it could have outweighs its potential benefits. The government agency has ...
  • A New York City doctor was arrested for reportedly providing thousands of opioid prescriptions to patients on Monday, June 5. He provided prescriptions to some patients despite knowing that they were addicted to the prescription painkillers he was ...
  • Ohio Accuses Drug Makers of Aiding Opioid Epidemic

    Ohio joins an ever-growing number of states that have filed lawsuits against the pharmaceutical industry over the opioid epidemic in the United States on Wednesday, May 31. Mike DeWine, the attorney general of the state, sued the companies in a case ...
  • On Tuesday, May 23, Dr. Scott Gottlieb, the new commissioner of the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) called on his senior agency officers to work on “more forceful steps” in order to fight back against the opioid epidemic affecting ...
  • A police officer in East Liverpool, OH is back at work after suffering from an overdose caused by coming in contact with a powdery white substance during a routine traffic stop. According to officials, Patrolman Chris Green was called in to provide ...
  • Carfentanil Claims First Life in Maine

    Maine’s Attorney General’s Office recently reported the first overdose death caused by a powerful synthetic opiate carfentanil. The Attorney General’s office will not reveal the exact location of the overdose, when it happened or the personal ...
  • Naloxone, a drug designed to counteract an opiate overdose, has become a major addition to first responders’ arsenals. “This medication is our second, third and fourth line of defense against opioid overdoses,” said Dr. Clayton Kazan, medical ...
  • A doctor in Sacramento, CA is using an alternative method for treating chronic back pain that reportedly allows his patients to reduce the risk of using prescription painkillers. Dr. Andrew Linn’s treatment implants wires along the spines of his ...
  • With the ongoing opioid epidemic claiming more lives every single day, lawmakers around the country are working to implement new rules and strategies in an attempt to fight back. Ohio legislators, backed by Governor John Kasich, announced on ...
  • Researchers from the University of Vermont (UVM) recently discovered a connection between substance abuse in adult life and early emotional abuse with PTSD symptoms during childhood. The plan on using this information to give them better insight as ...
  • According to a new study titled ‘ Characteristics of Initial Prescription Episodes and Likelihood of Long-Term Opioid Use ’, researchers found that about one in four patients prescribed opiates for less than two weeks still used the drug one year ...
  • The Department of Defense (DoD) announced on Thursday, March 9 that they will be expanding the number of drugs applicants for military service are tested for, effective April 3. Once this change takes effect, potential recruits will be tested using ...
  • NFL players rely on opiates to keep them in a condition where they can take the field, something that is causing an increasing number of parties to note their concern . In an attempt to add medical alternatives for players in need, the NFL Players ...
  • An Ohio couple, Danielle Simko and Charles Dowdy, was charged with child endangerment after authorities found their 8-year-old-son unresponsive with opiates in his system in January of this year. According to officials, the couple called 911 after ...
  • A nurse practitioner from Jeannette, PA was charged with writing 52 fraudulent prescriptions for friends and family, some of which were written as far back as 2014. None of these people were under her care at the time she wrote their prescriptions ...
  • On the eve of Super Bowl LI, the Atlanta Falcons’ attention is split between the courtroom and the field. According to a recent report from the Associated Press , an email chain dating back to 2010 that included Falcons owner Arthur Blank, former ...
  • On Thursday January 19, 2017 the city of Everett, WA filed a lawsuit against the makers of the prescription painkiller OxyContin. The city is accusing Purdue Pharma of playing a major role in fueling the opioid epidemic that has claimed the lives of ...
  • We’ve known about the dangers of heroin use for quite some time now, and a recent study put together by the United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) confirmed that local law enforcement understands just how deadly the highly addictive drug ...
  • NFL Players Push for League Marijuana Policy Reform

    Seven states passed new laws expanding legal access to marijuana this past election, allowing citizens in more than half of the states in this country to use the drug either recreationally or for medical purposes. Despite this, the federal government ...
  • A recent study conducted by researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania gave us a new look at the way the brain of someone addicted to opiates sees their own children. Over the course of the study, the researchers ...
  • John Oliver, the host of Last Week Tonight on HBO, frequently addresses issues of national importance and concern on his show. This week, in the midst of one of the most contentious elections in United States history, he and his staff took the time ...
  • Rehab In The US Needs To Improve: The Question Is ‘How?’ In a recent article , Maia Szalavitz, a journalist who has covered addiction for nearly three decades, highlighted the issue that drug rehabilitation centers in the United States are in ...
  • Subsys Fentanyl, an opioid manufactured by Insys Therapeutics, has a lot more than a CNBC investigation and a place on the United States Department of Health and Human Services list of “dugs of concern” to worry about. Wayne Automatic Fire ...
  • Kurt Angle built his entire career on being the strongest and the best – two-time NCAA Division I Heavyweight Wrestling Champion, World Wrestling Championship freestyle wrestling gold medalist, 1996 Summer Olympics Men’s Freestyle Heavyweight gold ...
  • Addiction is an epidemic that claims the lives of thousands of American every year – according to statistics provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), nearly 500,000 people died of a drug overdose between 2000 and 2014 in the ...
  • Prescription painkiller deaths have nearly quadrupled since 1999, approximately 165,000 people have died from prescription opiate overdoses since 2000, and opioids accounted for more overdose deaths than cocaine and heroin combined in 2012. Despite ...
  • Retired soccer superstar Abby Wambach released her memoir titled “Forward” on Tuesday, September 13 where she detailed her career, starting from the beginning of her rise to glory all the way up to her most recent peak when she helped her team win ...
  • A rapidly increasing number of middle-aged white women are dying from prescription opiate overdoses. According to the CDC, the number of these deaths shot up by nearly 400 percent between 1999 and 2014, and more than half of all overdose deaths in ...
  • Seattle Mayor Ed Murray and King County Executive Dow Constantine started up a Heroin Task Force earlier this year in order to take on the ever-growing heroin epidemic sweeping across Washington State, and they recently endorsed creating a ...
  • The repercussions following the Washington state Medical Commission barring Dr. Frank Li from practicing medicine are only continuing to pile up. The state Labor & Industries (L&I) department network has suspended up to 20 medical professionals who ...
  • Patients Scramble to Find Necessary Medical Care

    Ever since Dr. Frank Li, the former medical director of Seattle Pain Centers’ license was suspended on July 14 , thousands of patients have been frantically searching for a new place to receive the care they need. Hundreds of patients have already ...
  • Revelations about Dr. Frank D. Li’s alleged wrongdoings have continued to come out following the Washington state Medical Commission’s decision to bar him from practicing medicine on July 14. According to The Seattle Times, health officials were ...
  • Dr. Frank D. Li, who is the head of eight Washington pain clinics, was barred from practicing medicine by the Washington state Medical Commission on Thursday, July 14 after he was charged with failing to properly monitor opiate prescription use, ...
  • When discussing addiction, most people mention the term “rock bottom.” This is what people often say regarding individuals suffering from addiction, claiming that they have to hit until they are ready to undergo treatment. The concept behind it is ...
  • Earlier this month, health officials in King County reported that two women died after using cocaine laced with acetylfentanyl, a powerful synthetic opiate . Health officials are now increasing their warnings to others about how dangerous this drug ...
  • A new article in The Seattle Times details the tragedy that is opioid addiction . It labels it as a national tragedy, as well as a tragedy in the state of Washington. In the state of Washington, there have been countless individuals who have become ...
  • The Battle with Fentanyl

    A new report by the Wall Street Journal focuses on the emerging drug problem with fentanyl. The pain medication — 50 times more powerful than heroin that is also cheaper to produce — has increased the human death toll, and is increasing the concerns ...
  • Signs of Addiction

    Whether you or someone you love is struggling with drug or alcohol addiction , it is important to recognize the signs so you can take the steps to help. Addiction is a serious situation that affects countless Americans for a number of reasons. ...
  • How to Help a Loved One With Addiction

    Having a loved one who is addicted to drugs or alcohol can be a touchy subject. There may be a lot of things that you are feeling or ideas you think will help that person. It’s a great thing that you want to help as much as possible, but you must ...
  • Last month, members of the Washington state Congressional delegation called for funding to address the growing heroin and prescription drug epidemic that is affecting communities both nationwide and among their constituents. The members wrote, ...
  • Over the last five years, the United States Drug Enforcement Administration has collected and destroyed roughly 5.5 million pounds of unused prescription medication. Now, the DEA is continuing with the goal of collecting unwanted, unused, and expired ...
  • If you have just finished your detox or rehab and you have reached a period of sobriety, you should know that the road to maintain your recovery can be difficult. It is filled with obstacles you must face, such as anxiety. This usually occurs when ...
  • Breaking Down Addiction

    In his 2015 Ted Talk , journalist Johann Hari discussed the elements of addiction and what we really know about it. He talks about the ways in which addicts are treated throughout the world. In the United States, a lot of people with drug addictions ...
  • In an effort to combat the growing epidemic of opioid addiction, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released new guidelines that could help reduce the risk of abuse or overdose. Recent numbers show that opioid addiction affects ...
  • The People’s Harm Reduction Alliance (PHRA) is hoping to create a series of "safe drug sites" for existing drug users. The project is designed to combat the rising occurrence of fatal drug overdoses due to narcotics by providing addicts with a safe ...
  • On Wednesday in South Seattle, DEA agents from the Clandestine Laboratory Enforcement Team surrounded a home and raided what was a suspected fentanyl lab. The agents removed various dangerous chemicals used to make the powerful synthetic opiate. ...
  • The North Dakota Highway Patrol saw their largest meth bust in history last week. With this, it only shows that the existing problem of addiction in our nation is only growing at a rapid rate. Some 22 million Americans have an addiction to some kind ...
  • President Obama recently announced his budget for the fiscal year of 2017. In it, he proposes allocating $1.1 billion to support further programs trying to reduce the high number of heroin and prescription drug abuse and addiction. Prescription drug ...
  • For any individual who is struggling with addiction, the process of recovery can be daunting. Oftentimes, it is hard to stay positive about the potential of sobriety, but it is important to have the right mindset moving forward. At Schick Shadel, we ...
  • In a recent analysis of death certificates conducted by the New York Times, it was found that drug overdoses are increasing the date of death in young white adults. The study shows that the death rate in white adults, ages 25 to 34, is higher than ...
  • It seems as though everyone makes resolutions each time New Year’s Eve arrives. Whether they are small goals or promises to make big changes, this seems to be a time many people want to improve their lives. At Schick Shadel, having a New Year’s ...
  • For a number of individuals, the holidays are a time for cheer, happiness, and building great memories. Families often come together and spend joyous time with their loved ones. This is not the case for everyone, though, especially when chemical ...
  • Be There for the Holidays

    Stores are starting to play holiday music. Décor is beginning to cover the homes of individuals all over. It is time for quality moments spent with the family and friends. When addiction takes over someone’s life, though, the holidays can feel ...
  • 5 Reasons Why OxyContin Is So Addictive

    Countless prescription drugs available can be addictive if misused. With OxyContin, the problem comes with the way most people use it. Any person who has developed an addiction to OxyContin needs to seek treatment as soon as possible. Treatment and ...
  • Addiction and depression are both serious medical conditions. Questions often arise about whether the former causes the latter. In truth, the answer is maybe. Although not all addiction is connected to depression and vice versa, the two conditions do ...
  • Drug use at any age can be dangerous, however, teenage years are pivotal in preventing drug abuse. According to The Partnership for Drug-Free Kids, teens are more aware about drug use than before. Whether it is through programs at school highlighting ...
  • Fentanyl Making Heroin Even Deadlier

    It is common knowledge that heroin is an addictive and often fatal drug that can cause both emotional and physical damage. However, U.S. drug officials are now warning users to be aware of heroin that has been laced with the potent drug fentanyl. ...
  • Law enforcement have seen a rise in drug addiction and crime. People hooked on painkillers are resorting to criminal acts in order to acquire the drugs. Medicine that is originally intended for pain relief is being abused. The police department ...
  • Heroin Epidemic on the Rise

    Drug abuse and addiction has been a national problem for decades. However, until recently, heroin addiction was not a problem that took precedence. In the last ten years though, heroin abuse and addiction are rising at rapid rates and is becoming a ...
  • With the rise in substance abuse and addiction amongst young adults, teenagers are more likely to die from an overdose. Recent statistics show that youth between the ages of 15-24 are at the highest risk for overdosing. Specifically, heroin addiction ...
  • Overcoming Opiate Addiction

    Did you know that with counter conditioning , you could overcome opiate addiction in just 10 days? Schick Shadel Hospital serves patients in Washington, Alaska, Oregon, California, and Idaho struggling with addiction to oxycodone, Vicodin, and other ...

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