Prescription Medication Addiction

26 11, 2018

FDA Okays Dsuvia – A Powerful New Opioid Pill

2019-01-30T16:10:34+00:00November 26th, 2018|0 Comments

In a move that has medical watchdogs, media outlets, and the public at large in a bit of an uproar, the Food and Drug Administration recently approved a powerful new opioid for medical use in early 2019. FDA Okays Dsuvia – A Powerful New Opioid Pill Dsuvia, a tablet form of sufentanil developed by [...]

25 10, 2018

The Power of Naltrexone for Treating Addiction

2019-01-30T16:40:14+00:00October 25th, 2018|0 Comments

Naltrexone medication plays a powerful role in addiction treatment. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) originally approved the drug as a treatment for alcoholism. Over time, researchers have found that it can also be used to help addicts abstain from opiate drugs. Low dose naltrexone (LDN) may even help treat chronic behavior disorders, like [...]

1 10, 2018

Is Dilaudid Addictive? Dilaudid Abuse Can Stem From A Doctor’s Prescription

2019-01-30T16:47:54+00:00October 1st, 2018|0 Comments

Is Dilaudid Addictive? Dilaudid Abuse Can Stem From A Doctor's Prescription First, you should know what Dilaudid is. Dilaudid, also known as hydromorphone, is a strong prescription narcotic commonly used to treat pain to help with recovery from surgeries and rehabilitation. It is an opioid painkiller, which derives from the opium plant. This makes [...]

1 08, 2018

How Jada Pinkett Smith Saved R&B Singer August Alsina From Percocet Addiction

2019-01-30T17:12:55+00:00August 1st, 2018|0 Comments

Percocet Addiction Is To Blame For August Alsina’s Absence In 2014, R&B singer August Alsina was on an upward trajectory toward superstardom after he released his debut album Testimony and gained instant notoriety for his sit single “I Love This Shit” featuring Trinidad James. That same year, Alsina was named Best New Artist at [...]

20 06, 2018

An In-Depth Look at Morphine Addiction, Abuse and Treatment

2019-01-30T17:17:57+00:00June 20th, 2018|0 Comments

Morphine addiction is common in America, as morphine is one of the most popular opioids around. A scientist named Freidrich Wilhelm Adam Serturner first discovered this drug in the 18th century. He isolated this organic alkaloid compound from the opium poppy, and named it after Morpheus, the Greek god of dreams, because of its [...]

5 06, 2018

A Review of Netflix: Take Your Pills

2019-01-30T17:38:26+00:00June 5th, 2018|0 Comments

Stimulants like, Adderall, have become a popular study aid amongst high school and college students, as witnessed in the documentary, "Take Your Pills" -- a Netflix original. The documentary starts off interviewing college students across America about their relationship with Adderall. Surprisingly, most of the respondents claim to have a close relationship with this [...]

20 05, 2018

The Risks of Soma Pill Abuse

2019-01-30T17:39:32+00:00May 20th, 2018|0 Comments

“There is always soma, delicious soma, half a gramme for a half-holiday, a gramme for a week-end, two grammes for a trip to the gorgeous East, three for a dark eternity on the moon…” ~ Alduous Huxley, Brave New World This literary ‘soma’ definition may not be exactly the same as modern day prescription [...]

16 03, 2018

Fighting Opioid Addiction in Bellevue, Washington: Higher Doses and Fewer Refills?

2019-01-30T17:54:14+00:00March 16th, 2018|0 Comments

Opioid addiction in Bellevue, King County, and the rest of Washington State presents a major public health concern. But a brand-new study just published in the British Medical Journal is suggesting a starling new option: dispense painkillers in higher doses, but prescribe them for shorter periods of time. Refills Increase [...]