June 4, 2018

As a nation, we must focus on the treatment and recovery of over 2 million people suffering from opioid use disorder. In this blog post, we’ll look at the options for treatment (detox and medication assisted) and challenges with recovering from opioid dependence. After...

May 14, 2018

There are many different ways to quantify the opioid crisis. The obvious is the dramatic rise in deaths from overdoses. Let’s not overlook the number of overdoses themselves – often as recorded by calls to EMS and/or visits to an emergency room. The department of Healt...

May 1, 2018

I keep NARCAN (a brand of naloxone) in my backpack because I go to places where overdoses can occur. Places like sporting venues, airports and even department stores. Yes – all these locations have areas such as public restrooms where there is the privacy for an addict...

April 25, 2018

On April 21, 2016, many of us were stunned by the news of the death of rock legend Prince. Nearly 2 years later, authorities in Carver County, Minn. announced that no charges would be filed against anyone in connection with Prince’s death. Reviewing the Medical Examine...

April 19, 2018

Being completely honest, it’s as difficult to write about the opioid crisis as it is to read about it. Why? Because the more you learn about it, the more you realize that it is the very definition of a national crisis. It’s not something that only affects those who are...

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