Tag: opioid addiction

The Sad Rise Opiate Overdose Deaths in Minnesota The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) reports that deaths from drug overdoses increased 11 percent from 2014 to 2015. In 2015 alone 572 people died due to drug overdoses. This continues the trend of a steady increase in overdose deaths in the state year after year. Drug

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Vivitrol is a prescribed medication used to prevent relapse in opiate addicts. While Vivitrol is typically recommended as part of a more comprehensive program of recovery, there are those who take the drug in hopes of avoiding all forms of supplemental treatment. This drug works to block the effects of opioid painkillers and other narcotics,

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What is Methadone? Of all the drugs out there, street and prescription, none are as misunderstood as methadone. People, even those who’ve had firsthand experience with this synthetic opioid, simply don’t understand what methadone is, how it works, and the inherent dangers it brings with it. Lighthouse has written about methadone before and we’ll write

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Treatment Instead of Jail is Working! The world of substance abuse and addiction is often a bleak place. Lying, stealing, broken promises and families, deep resentment, an absolute lack of trust, and general negative behavior…these are the realities that addicts and their loved ones live with on a daily basis. That could all change thanks

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An Exciting New Way to Treat Addiction! A team of researchers from Yale University may have just discovered the magic bullet in treating opioid addiction! Okay, that’s a bit over the top, but a recent study from Yale does highlight a new and highly effective type of addiction treatment. Dr. Gail D’Onofrio, the Chair of

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Overdoses in Massachusetts are at a Record High Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker recently released details on a new plan to fight prescription painkiller abuse. His plan, which I’ll touch on below, is desperately needed in the Bay State, which has been among the states hardest hit by the pain pill epidemic. Before unveiling his new

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