Addiction Recovery Blog

The five most addictive substances on Earth – and what they do to your brain

March 22nd / Bill Kellaway / Comment: 0

What are the most addictive drugs? This question seems simple, but the answer depends on whom you ask. From the points of view of different researchers, the potential for a drug to be addictive can be judged in terms of … [Read More]

Trump’s opioid plan to take three-pronged approach, including death penalty for high-volume traffickers

March 19th / Bill Kellaway / Comment: 1

President Trump’s long-awaited plan will focus on three areas: Law enforcement and interdiction, prevention and education through a sizable advertising campaign,, improving the ability to fund treatment through the federal government, and help those impacted by the epidemic find jobs … [Read More]

Pharmacies in California Selling Naloxone

March 16th / Bill Kellaway / Comment: 1

If you have any difficulty purchasing naloxone in your participating pharmacy, please call 1-800-SHOPCVS (1-800-746-7287) for assistance. Walgreens announced this week that they are now dispensing naloxone, the drug that can reverse an opioid overdose, over the counter in 46 states. … [Read More]

Couples Drug Treatment

March 15th / Bill Kellaway / Comment: 0

We have a scientifically designed drug treatment program for couples, where we work with a goal to treat the problem of addiction and restore hope and positivity in the couple’s relationship. Whether it is you or your partner who is … [Read More]

Turning Point Treatment Center is Pet Friendly

March 14th / Bill Kellaway / Comment: 0

The idea of leaving your pet behind to find treatment. can seem difficult to entertain But what if you didn’t have to? Animal ownership provides immeasurable therapeutic value to addiction recovery patients. Your pet is your loving and trusted companion who will love you unconditionally … [Read More]

Flea Shares His Struggle With Opiates In An Open Letter

March 13th / Bill Kellaway / Comment: 0

The Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist details his opiate addiction in an open letter for ‘TIME.’ Flea shared details of his experience with opiate addiction in an open letter for TIME. As part of their series, “The Opioid Diaries,” the Red Chili … [Read More]

Questions And Answers About Opioids And Chronic Pain

March 12th / Bill Kellaway / Comment: 1

Millions of Americans use opioids to relieve pain. But many also struggle with addiction. This week, a report in JAMA, the journal of the American Medical Association, found that nonopioid painkillers — like acetaminophen and ibuprofen — were as effective as opioids at treating … [Read More]

Can This Judge Solve the Opioid Crisis?

March 8th / Bill Kellaway / Comment: 0

Judge Dan Aaron Polster of the Northern District of Ohio has perhaps the most daunting legal challenge in the country: resolving more than 400 federal lawsuits brought by cities, counties and Native American tribes against central figures in the national opioid … [Read More]

Nearly twice as many kids being hospitalized due to opioids

March 5th / Bill Kellaway / Comment: 0

The number of pediatric opioid hospitalizations requiring intensive care nearly doubled to 1,504 patients between 2012 and 2015, from 797 patients between 2004 and 2007. One-third of the children that required intensive care due to opioid overdose were under the … [Read More]

FDA to broaden access to medication-assisted treatment for opioid addiction

March 1st / Bill Kellaway / Comment: 0

The Food and Drug Administration expects to roll out guidance on expanded access to opioid addiction therapy known as medication-assisted treatment, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar announced Saturday at a meeting of the National Governor’s Association. As a practice, such treatment utilizes … [Read More]

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