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Naloxone Short-Term Savings: Alarming Overdose Rates Following Its Life-Saving Benefits

By | 2018-02-18T02:12:42+00:00 February 22nd, 2018|

Thousands of opioid users are saved from overdose each year thanks to the reversing effects of Narcan (naloxone). What is this miracle drug and how does it work? Have you ever seen someone overdosing on heroin? It is a terrifying sight, like something out of your worst nightmare. If someone smokes, snorts, or injects too much heroin, their breathing slows or stops entirely, decreasing or cutting off the supply of oxygen to the brain. When someone is overdosing, they are usually nonresponsive or passed out entirely. Without immediate medical intervention, their risk of sudden [...]

Heroin Overdose: Facts, Stats, Treatments and Odds of Recovery

By | 2018-02-07T02:38:39+00:00 February 9th, 2018|

In 2016, 13,219 Americans died due to a heroin overdose. To put that number in proper perspective, that is a 533% increase since 2002.  In fact, heroin is one of the driving factors behind the ongoing opioid epidemic. Heroin – How Big Is the Drug Threat? According to the Drug Enforcement Administration’s 2017 National Drug Threat Assessment, “Heroin poses a serious public health and safety threat to the United States.” There are several reasons for this: Overdose risk – Even though there are 10 times as many prescription painkiller misusers [...]

Track Marks: Life as an IV Drug User

By | 2018-01-04T02:32:05+00:00 January 12th, 2018|

“That’s when I saw the track marks. They ate away like a cancer at the time of her elbows and the backs of her hands…they were covered with the needle scars of an addict.” ~ Deborah Spungen, And I Don't Want to Live This Life: A Mother's Story of Her Daughter's Murder Heroin addiction is making a comeback in this country, even if it never really went away. 2017 is on a record pace to see 71,600 overdose deaths in America – the most ever recorded in a single year. In fact, for the [...]

Buprenorphine Resources: Finding Suboxone Doctors and Discounts

By | 2018-01-04T19:27:29+00:00 December 29th, 2017|

For the past 70 years, people addicted to opioids such as illicit heroin or prescription painkillers have been treated via Opioid Replacement Therapy (ORT), historically using methadone, and, increasingly, Suboxone. But even though this newer medication is starting to supplant methadone as the “go-to” ORT medication of choice, some people are still largely unaware of what Suboxone is, why Suboxone is a viable alternative to methadone, or where to find Suboxone doctors. First Things First—What is Opioid Replacement Therapy? “It gives the user a better chance in the long-term to [...]

60 Minutes Opioid Report: Whistleblower Drops Bombshells

By | 2017-12-05T01:17:28+00:00 December 23rd, 2017|

A recent joint investigation conducted by the CBS news program 60 Minutes and The Washington Post has made a bombshell claim about the relationship between Congress and the cabal of huge pharmaceutical companies known as Big Pharma. If the contained claims are accurate, then this report sheds new light on the factors behind the continuing and worsening opioid epidemic that is plaguing nearly every community in the United States. Identifying the Architects of the Opioid Epidemic “This is an industry that's out of control. What they wanna do, is do [...]

CDC Exposes HUGE Increase in Opioid (Pain Medication) Overdoses: Now Killing More People Than a Common Cancer

By | 2018-01-04T05:10:48+00:00 December 22nd, 2017|

Are Opioids the Killers No One Saw Coming in 2016, 2017 and 2018? Opioid overdoses have been a concern for quite some time. In fact, a few years ago, they went so far as to call it an epidemic. In looking at some of the more recent facts and figures, it’s clear that we have a crisis on our hands. According to an article on U.S. News & World Report’s website, O.D. deaths have risen 21% in the last year. That is an alarming jump, and it’s more than the last four years combined. [...]

Will Big Pharma ever pay the price for the opioid epidemic?

By | 2017-11-10T05:51:09+00:00 November 7th, 2017|

The question on whether or not big pharma will ever pay the price for the opioid epidemic is complex. Historically, tobacco companies did have to pay for their manipulative marketing ploys. This may be the platform that district attorneys will work with as they take big pharma to court. Through large marketing campaigns, big pharma got doctors to prescribe OxyContin and Percocet which caused the opioid epidemic of 2016. Painkillers landed in the hands of patients but also their teens who learned these drugs were a source of getting high. They are sold on [...]

Are ‘Normies’ are Unknowingly Contributing to the Opioid Epidemic in the U.S.?

By | 2017-11-05T03:10:45+00:00 November 3rd, 2017|

The unsuspecting normal people who need pain killers after surgery or injuries are a major factor in the opioid epidemic. Currently, it’s the average American supplying the black market supply of opioids. There are over 200 million prescriptions written out every year for opioids. About 92% of people won’t finish their prescription and less than 10% will dispose of the drugs. ‘Normies’ using opioids isn’t the problem but how they manage their prescription is. The seemingly harmless medication just sits in the medicine cabinet. This has been a major contribution to opioid deaths which [...]

Why We All Really Need to Reject the New Health Care Bill

By | 2017-10-09T20:59:42+00:00 October 11th, 2017|

It’s not hard to see why so many people are up in arms about the new heath care bill. The Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA) — an amended version of the American Health Care Act — will see taxpayers paying a lot more money for a whole lot less benefits. But one of the biggest concerns about the BCRA isn’t the tax breaks for the wealthy or added surcharges from insurers. It’s the cuts to Medicaid funding that are going to drastically worsen America’s opioid crisis— and that’s something that affects all of us. [...]

My Stint in Jail: A Truly Sobering Experience

By | 2017-10-09T21:08:30+00:00 October 10th, 2017|

“Opium: that terrible truth serum. Dark secrets guarded for a lifetime can be divulged with carefree folly after a sip of the black smoke.” ~ Roman Payne, The Wanderess Here’s the truth about addiction: drugs are fun until they’re not. Even the most casual drug use can quickly turn into addiction, and addiction can turn into all kinds of desperate actions. This is a lesson I learned the hard way, first by becoming addicted to heroin and then by being sent to jail. Here’s the truth about me: I’m a recovering heroin addict, but [...]

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