Rehab Addiction Treatment Industry Hurt by Bad Players

  (Pixabay) There are a series of television ads currently running in which a man in doctor's scrubs urges you to call a number for addiction services. Lately, the ads have gotten more belligerent. The man says something like, "You know who I [...]

Rehab Addiction Treatment Industry Hurt by Bad Players2019-10-11T18:45:52+00:00

CBD is Real Medical Marijuana

Hemp-derived CBD oil products are considered a dietary supplement by FDA and available in health food stores. (Wikimedia Commons) While medical marijuana may not always be used for strictly health-related reasons, it is not an oxymoron. Scientifically rigorous proof of the benefits of [...]

CBD is Real Medical Marijuana2019-07-01T15:42:44+00:00

Marijuana Can Cause Nausea

Last month a study was published—and widely written about in the media—about a medical condition associated with chronic marijuana use: scromiting. More precisely and often known as cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome (CHS), the catchier name is a portmanteau word combining screaming and vomiting. Actually, screaming doesn't [...]

Marijuana Can Cause Nausea2019-06-26T12:32:45+00:00

Easter Is a Time for Rebirth, Renewal, and Recovery from Substance Abuse

(Pixabay) Easter is a time of rebirth, renewal. Not only because it's the Christian's commemoration of the resurrection of Jesus Christ, but also because (in the northern hemisphere) it's the early days of Spring following the vernal equinox, and the setting for many [...]

Easter Is a Time for Rebirth, Renewal, and Recovery from Substance Abuse2018-03-29T20:21:41+00:00

Problems in Determining Drug Overdose Deaths

Overdose deaths due to legal and illicit drug use and abuse are on the rise. All the experts agree. Defining what is a drug overdose death  or -- when more than one drug is found in the bloodstream -- which drug was responsible is less [...]

Problems in Determining Drug Overdose Deaths2018-02-21T20:38:57+00:00

Reefer Madness Redux: FDA Overstates Claims of Kratom Abuse Deaths

(from Wikimedia commons) In an episode from that font of wisdom and subtlety, the Comedy Central cartoon series South Park, series regular Stan Marsh becomes the victim of a well-meaning hoax by his parents to keep him from ever using drugs: They hire [...]

Reefer Madness Redux: FDA Overstates Claims of Kratom Abuse Deaths2019-06-26T14:45:12+00:00

Famous Law Firms Help Fight Opiate/Opioid Abuse

Recently, we discussed how state and county government agencies are using online databases to track how many drugs are prescribed and used. These efforts are part of government efforts to end addiction to drugs such as opiates/opioids. City governments are also taking efforts to end [...]

Famous Law Firms Help Fight Opiate/Opioid Abuse2019-03-15T13:56:19+00:00

Give Teens Facts, Not Fiction, about Dangers of Drug and Alcohol Abuse

(Pixabay) This is (or was; the week's almost over) National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week. It continues through Jan. 28, with local events all over the country (check your community bulletin boards). NDAAW was designed by scientists with the National Institute on Drug [...]

Give Teens Facts, Not Fiction, about Dangers of Drug and Alcohol Abuse2019-07-01T15:42:44+00:00

Many Opioid Addicts Only Took Opioids as Prescribed

(Pixabay) Opioid addiction and overdose deaths are up, but what is the core problem? Is it just an opioid epidemic? Or something else? For some people, the answer still seems to be it's a question of morals or willpower. For others, it is [...]

Many Opioid Addicts Only Took Opioids as Prescribed2019-07-01T15:40:57+00:00