(This content is being used for illustrative purposes only; any person depicted in the content is a model) For years now we have been hearing about the ever-present opioid crisis in America that has been devastating families and communities across... Learn MoreDoctor Shopping is Still an Element of the Opioid Crisis
Author: Justin Mckibben When discussing the very real devastation of the opioid crisis some people are still skeptical as to how big of a part prescription opioids play in the problem. While all patients should have access to comprehensive care... Learn MoreFlorida Governor Pushing for 3 Day Limit on Prescription Opioids
While the entire country has been impacted by this ongoing issue, more options for prevention and treatment have become paramount to changing the tides. Just this week Rick Scott, the governor of the state of Florida, proposed a strategy for... Learn MoreAre Chronic Pain Patients Unfairly Suffering Due to Stricter Opioid Laws?
[caption id="attachment_22489" align="aligncenter" width="421"] (This content is being used for illustrative purposes only; any person depicted in the content is a model)[/caption] Author: Shernide Delva The opioid epidemic continues to worsen year after year. In 2015, painkillers and heroin killed... Learn MoreTurmeric: Why Everyone Is Suddenly Obsessed With It
Why is Everyone Talking about Turmeric? No really, I want to know. Recently, we published an article about the connection between chronic pain and addiction. The article garnered a variety of comments, and many people suggested that those with chronic... Learn MoreThe Connection Between Chronic Pain, Mental Illness and Addiction
Author: Shernide Delva Chronic pain can be extremely difficult to manage. Pain management involves a variety of treatment options, but one area that desperately needs attention is the psychological impact of chronic pain. According to researchers, about half of adults... Learn MoreAcupuncture Can Improve Chronic Pain and Depression Treatment
Author: Justin Mckibben Using needles to heal addicts is nothing new. Those who practice and promote holistic healing are often familiar with the concept. In recovery, the needle can mean something totally different than what it meant in addiction. For... Learn MoreOpioid Alternatives: Should Doctors Weigh Other Options?
[caption id="attachment_19051" align="aligncenter" width="340"] (This content is being used for illustrative purposes only; any person depicted in the content is a model)[/caption] Author: Shernide Delva Over the last decade, the increase in opiate painkiller abuse and heroin abuse has been... Learn MoreSouth Florida’s Kratom Problem
Author: Shernide Delva Kava bars have become almost as common as coffee shops in South Florida. Now, many are arguing for awareness of the substance’s addictive potential. A recent article explained how the active ingredient Kratom often found in kava... Learn MoreU.S. Heroin Epidemic Now Rampant Among Baby Boomers
By Cheryl Steinberg The thing about drug addiction is that it affects all people, across gender, socio-economic, age, and ethnic lines. And that’s becoming more and more apparent as a heroin scourge spreads the nation. First, we wrote about how... Learn MoreRecovering from Opiate Addiction: Learning to Boost Pleasure
By Cheryl Steinberg If you are recovering from an addiction to opiates, the bad news is that you will most likely experience cravings and you’ll find it difficult to experience pleasure in the little things – an ability that people... Learn MoreExperts: Painkillers More Harmful Than Helpful
By Cheryl Steinberg The American Academy of Neurology (AAN) has recently issued a warning about taking powerful painkillers to treat pain conditions not associated with cancer conditions. According to the AAN, which issued their new position statement in the... Learn More