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Opioid addiction is a chronic disease

Opioid Addiction is A Chronic Disease: Treat It As Such

The CDC recently estimated that there are over 1,000 visits daily to the emergency room and 91 deaths related to opioid overdose. To put those numbers perspective, consider this: more people die from overdoses...
what is opioid addiction

What Is Opioid Addiction?

Talk about the opioid epidemic in America has been all over the news recently. It is an issue of vital concern affecting Americans today, and with so much information available, it can be challenging...
opioids for chronic pain

Opioids for Chronic Pain: Are They For Me?

Opioids are medications that are often prescribed by a doctor to help relieve pain. They work by reducing the amount of pain signals that your body sends to your brain, and also change the...
Dsuvia and Olinvo

Inside the FDA’s Controversial Decisions on Opioids Dsuvia and Olinvo

The FDA recently made controversial decisions about two painkillers - including one that is more potent than morphine and fentanyl. The possible benefits of Dsuvia and Olinvo are far-reaching, but the potential consequences are as well. After...
chronic pain

What to Know About Chronic Pain and Suicide Risk

September 10 Is World Suicide Prevention DayKate Spade and Anthony Bourdain, two high-profile celebrities who killed themselves earlier this year, are just the tip of the iceberg.In 2016 (the most recent year for which...

Erectile Dysfunction (ED) and Painkillers

Lower back pain is one of the most common pain conditions in the U.S., affecting 28 percent of the population in a three-month period, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control. Those...