Category Archives: Opioids

  • The Root of America’s Opioid Epidemic
    Friday, April 19th, 2019

    The Root of America’s Opioid Epidemic

    Millions of Americans suffer from drug addiction every single year. Out of these individuals, many suffer from a dependency on heroin, a powerful opiate that can alter your brain chemistry and cause the development of a severe addiction. After...
  • Arizona Implements Rx Restrictions to Curb Teen Opioid Addiction
    Monday, January 7th, 2019

    Arizona Implements Rx Restrictions to Curb Teen Opioid Addiction

    Starting on January 1, 2019, the state of Arizona is now requiring doctors in metropolitan areas to write prescriptions for opioid medications exclusively online. This E-prescription requirement is part of a broader set of limitations set forth in the...
  • How Young American Adults Are Being Introduced to Opioids
    Tuesday, December 11th, 2018

    How Young American Adults Are Being Introduced to Opioids

    Wisdom Tooth Removal Surgery Is Often the Genesis of Opioid Addiction for Young Adults Most teenagers and young adults in the United States have their wisdom teeth removed between the ages of 18 and 25. This is typically an...
  • American Workforce Weakened by Opioid Addiction
    Monday, July 23rd, 2018

    American Workforce Weakened by Opioid Addiction

    The opioid epidemic has been marked as one of the greatest health concerns America has faced in its history. Millions of Americans struggle with opioid addiction each day, and countless more live with addiction that has never been documented. The widespread...
  • Tens of Thousands of Opioid Overdose Deaths Uncounted by Officials
    Monday, July 9th, 2018

    Tens of Thousands of Opioid Overdose Deaths Uncounted by Officials

    The opioid epidemic has claimed thousands of American lives each year for many years. However, the situation may be even worse than first anticipated. Based on new research data, at least 70,000 opioid overdose deaths since 1999 were previously...
  • Updated Opioid Overdose Statistics Reveal Epidemic Has Worsened
    Friday, March 23rd, 2018

    Updated Opioid Overdose Statistics Reveal Epidemic Has Worsened

    For a while, it seemed that opioid-related overdoses and fatalities were starting to level out, even reducing slightly in some regions. However, a new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) study has shown the opioid epidemic is actually...