Increased Psychotropics Use In Knee Replacement (TKA) Patients Increases Opioid Use

Knee Replacement Patients Increases Opioid Use

Summary: TKA is a major surgical intervention requiring prolonged use of painkillers post-surgery. Additionally, doctors also need to use anxiolytics and antidepressants to manage emotional distress in many patients. A new study shows that those requiring psychotropics are also more likely to require longer opioid use due to a greater pain score.   Knee osteoarthritis, […]

A New Breakthrough Approach To Addiction Treatment Results In Higher Recovery Rates

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Summary: Studies show that just about 40% of those who begin addiction treatment programs finish it. Moreover, treatment relapse rates are pretty high. It means that the majority of those who start substance abuse treatment fail to benefit. However, studies suggest that non-pharmacological means like regular telephonic follow-up, family support, 12 steps, and spirituality can […]

Studies Suggest That Opioid Prescriptions Are Not Responsible For The Opioid Abuse Epidemic

Opioid prescription

Summary: Opioid epidemic has been causing more deaths in the last few years than street drugs. Thus, everyone has quickly blamed doctors and pharmaceutical companies for this epidemic. Opioids are the most potent painkillers; without them, patients may suffer from severe pain. However, law enforcement agencies have been pressurizing doctors to reduce opioid prescriptions. Now, […]

People Taking Opioids For Chronic Pain May Find It Hard To Find A New Physician

opioid addiction

Summary: Many people are living with chronic pain and need opioids to manage their condition. However, if, for some reason, they need to find a new physician, it becomes very difficult. People find it hard to find a physician who is ready to prescribe opioids for their chronic pain. A new survey of 452 primary […]

Poor People Are Six Times More Likely To Die From Drugs Than Rich People

Addiction Treatment Program

Summary: It is no secret that socially deprived people are more likely to abuse drugs. However, the study shows a massive difference between drug overdose-related deaths among the rich and poor. Poor people are almost six times more likely to die of drug and alcohol abuse. These findings are worrisome, as drug use has risen […]

Alcohol-related deaths increasing – the study confirms

alcohol substance abuse program

Summary: More than 85% of US adults report drinking alcohol, and data suggests that about 25% of the population engages in binge drinking. Additionally, it appears that about 6% of adults are addicted to alcohol. Prolonged alcohol abuse causes premature death due to many causes like a motor vehicle accident or liver disease. The new […]

The Justice Department Alleges That Walmart Contributed To The Opioid Crisis

Opioid Crisis

Summary: Since Purdue Pharma, the manufacturer of OxyContin, agreed to close their company by paying $8 billion in compensation, several other investigations and legal battles have begun. The Justice Department has filed a legal case against Walmart retail and wholesale for dispensing opioids without taking a good look at prescriptions, thus blaming it for having […]

Get Opioid Use Disorder (Oud) Treatment Without Leaving The Privacy Of Your Home

Telehealth Addiction Treatment

Summary: Opioid crisis and opiate abuse have only worsened in recent years, despite declining rates of opioid prescription. It is no secret that many people living with OUD are not seeking treatment. There are many causes for people not seeking treatment, like clinics not taking new patients, or many are just hesitant to seek treatment. […]

Increased psychotropics use in Knee Replacement (TKA) patients increases opioid use

Knee Replacement

Summary: TKA is a major surgical intervention requiring prolonged use of painkillers post-surgery. Additionally, doctors also need to use anxiolytics and antidepressants to manage emotional distress in many patients. A new study shows that those requiring psychotropics are also more likely to require longer opioid use due to a greater pain score.   Knee osteoarthritis, […]