Opioid Addiction – Surviving the Holidays

Surviving the holidays Addiction Outreach ClinicThe stockings are hung by the fireplace, people are scurrying through the stores, children are laughing and decorating cookies. It is seemingly the most wonderful time of the year – the holidays

Isn’t this the image of what the holidays look like in our heads, like something taken from a … Read More

Signs of a Heroin Overdose

I think we can all agree the opioid epidemic has become a crisis on the national level and knowing the signs of heroin overdose is as important as ever.

Opioid addiction can happen to anyone, prescription painkillers such as oxycodone and hydrocodone are prescribed to normal people, after surgery, injury, … Read More

US regulators snip red tape for medical devices to curb opioid epidemic crisis

Stimwave Technologies Inc. owner Laura Perryman expected her company to have to wait years before U.S. approval for her device providing pain relief for chronic migraines.

Now it seems that it will only take months thanks to a new initiative by the FDA to use medical devices, mobile medical apps, Read More

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10 Dos and Don’ts in Responding to an Opioid Overdose (ASAM)

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The following list ten dos and don’ts when responding to an opioid overdose was created by the American Society of Addiction Medicine.  A link to the full digital brochure can be found by clicking here.

  1. Do call for help (dial 911)
  2. Do support the person’s breathing by administering oxygen
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4 Tips for Relapse Prevention

Addiction Outreach Clinic Tips to prevent relapseOpiates are powerful drugs which are either derived from the naturally occurring opium found in the poppy plant or synthetically engineered.

Opiates are mostly used to relieve severe chronic pain. Unfortunately, opiates are highly addictive and often become abused. Opiates come in liquids, pills, or suckers and are taken by

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Doctors Cutting Back on Opioid Prescriptions

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The opioid epidemic is not limited to street drugs like heroin, a massive part of the problem is prescribed drugs such as oxycodone and hydrocodone.

These prescription opioids are gateway drugs, they can lead to abuse and then addiction, which can start a patient on the road to heroin. Addiction Read More

Suboxone Side Effects and How to Manage Them

What is Suboxone?

Suboxone is an opioid addiction treatment drug used to wean someone who is addicted to opioids slowly off of the drug by 1) curbing cravings for the drugs and 2) minimizing withdrawal symptoms.

Suboxone contains 2 different drugs, buprenorphine, and naloxone. Buprenorphine is a partial opioid agonist, … Read More

8 Common Opioid Withdrawal Symptoms

Jacklyn: A Mother’s Story about Addiction Recovery

Jacklyn: Addiction Outreach Clinic Success StoryJacklyn regrets some decisions in her life, her story resembles that of many people with addiction who have gone through addiction recovery.

Jacklyn’s Early Life

Jacklyn’s life didn’t start off easy, her parents divorced when she was young, which led to a spiral of events that ranging from sexual abuse, … Read More