Opioid Addiction is Treatable, New Data That Proves It

Addiction starts with SUD, substance use disorder, which is a chronic brain condition causing relapse.

Addiction is not a choice, people do not choose to relapse, it is shown in research that addiction is clearly a chronic condition with similar relapse rates of any other disease.

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A new clue found in the research of preventing opioid addiction relapse

Research at the University of Washington finds a new clue about preventing relapse in opioid addiction.

According to a study published in Neuropsychopharmacology, reports that certain regions of brain cells called nucleus accumbens can be controlled specifically.

The process can be used to prevent relapse for any addiction because they

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Ohio in Crisis: State helping families hurt by opioid epidemic

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WSYX/WTTE) — The fight against the opioid crisis is far from over, but progress is being made to help Ohio’s families.

The public health epidemic has claimed the lives of thousands of Ohioans. In 2018, 3,764 died statewide as a result of an unintentional overdose. Fentanyl was involved … Read More

DEA supporting Medication-Assisted Treatment in Opioid Recovery Efforts in Rural Communities

The DEA is providing support in improving access to MAT (medication-assisted treatment), especially in rural communities where those suffering with an opioid use disorder are affected the hardest and are very limited in their treatment options.

“Thankfully, prescription opioid overdose deaths have declined more than 13 percent, but thousands of … Read More

Ohio gets $29M to Continue Battling Opioid Crisis 

The second installment of State Opioid Response grants has been released by the federal government. Ohio will receive $29 million in effort to fight the opioid epidemic. 

The first half of over $55 million was awarded in 2018. 

The funds for addressing the opioid epidemic will be used to expand Read More

Opioid Addiction

Opioids are a type of drug which blocks pain, slows breathing, and gives an anti-depressing and calming feeling. Opioids include the illegal drug heroin, the synthetic drug fentanyl, and legal prescription medications such as oxycodone, hydrocodone, morphine, codeine, and many others.

What is Opioid Addiction?

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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

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

Fighting Opioid Addiction Disease with MAT Treatment

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What many people don’t realize about people with opioid addiction is that addiction is not a choice, it is a disease that is chronic and manifests biologically, psychologically, and socially. The American Society of Addiction Medicine, or ASAM, states that Opioid addiction is a primary, chronic disease of the brain Read More

Outpatient Opioid Addiction Treatment

outpatient opioid addiction treatment aocOpioid addiction is an epidemic in this country and very heavily in the mid-east/mid-Atlantic regions in states such as Ohio, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, and West Virginia.

Outpatient Opioid Addiction Treatment Can Be More Beneficial than Inpatient Care

A common misconception with opioid addiction treatment programs and heroin rehab clinics is that … Read More