Stressful situations come and go throughout our lives and it affects each of us differently. Some of us are resilient to higher levels of stress while for others it is more of a challenge. Our innate “fight or flight” response to stress helps protect us from perceived danger whether it be facing our problems head on or avoiding them completely. At times stress can mentally, emotionally, physically and spiritually subdue even the most optimistic person. For those transitioning from addiction treatment to a life in early recovery, adapting to life’s stressors can prove to be very challenging. Whether it’s finding [...]
Families of Addicts, a nonprofit organization held its third annual Rally for Recovery at Courthouse Square downtown.
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DEDHAM — As New England and much of the nation grapple with the effects of widespread addiction to heroin and prescription opioids, many experts say an important cultural shift is changing their approaches. “This is a disease,” Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey told a room full of journalists last month. “People are right to talk about this as a disease like we talk about diabetes, like we talk about cancer, like we talk about heart disease. … Nobody
What Is Suboxone? Addiction Expert Explains This New Treatment for Opiate Addiction That Might Have Saved Prince
The son of a California addiction specialist brought a small dosage of Suboxone with him to Paisley Park
New York State will spend $166 million to expand and strengthen programs to fight heroin and opioid addiction.
A man is showing his undying love for his late sister by making a journey across America. Brett Bramble is walking across the country with his dog by his side to honor of his siste
Bipolar disorder's symptoms interfere with everyday life. It causes individuals who suffer from it a great deal of issues that may affect every aspect of life including a person's job and relationships with others.
When venom from animals such as spiders, snakes or cone snails is injected via a bite or harpoon, the cocktail of toxins delivered to its victim tends to cause serious reactions that, if untreated, can be lethal. But even venom has a therapeutic upside: Individual peptide toxins are being tapped to target receptors in the brain to potentially serve as painkillers.
Methadone is a drug used to give relief to those suffering from chronic pain but it is also used to treat drug addiction. Methadone can be taken whole as a powdery tablet, in concentrated form that has to be dissolved in liquid, as a flavored RTD, or as an injection. It can be taken orally, input under the tongue to melt or through the rectum as other options for administration. The adult dose for chronic pain is 2.5 mg every 8 to 12 hours for adults, 20 mg daily for the sick or elderly or 5 to 10 mg if [...]