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A change is a good as a rest part 2..............

……………….having spoken to the head of the prescription desk and been introduced to the prescription team to be able to pick up my new tablets providing I have photo id with me, yesterday was D-Day. 639 more words

Challenges

A change is as good as a rest.................

………………………….or so they say. I am hoping that having met with Lorraine the Specialist Nurse at the pain clinic last week I am hoping that this will be the case. 975 more words

Challenges

Drug Courts Banning Methadone Treatment Consign Recovering Addicts to Overdose

(EMAILWIRE.COM, July 22, 2015 ) Florida — According to the New York Times more than 50% of drug courts disavow and ban maintenance therapy including methadone and suboxone treatment, in spite of research proving its effectiveness in comparison to abstinence based treatment. 12 more words

Important: CDC Releases Report on Heroin Epidemic

On July 10, 2015 the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) released Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) on the Heroin epidemic that is sweeping the United States. 284 more words

Drug Addiction

Study: Opioid Overdoses Often Occur at Low Doses

http://www.pharmaciststeve.com/?p=11050

http://www.painnewsnetwork.org/stories/2015/7/17/study-opioid-overdoses-often-occur-at-low-doses

Overdoses from opioid painkillers occur frequently in people who are taking relatively small doses of pain medication, according to a new study that has some experts calling for more restrictions on opioid prescribing. 298 more words

Chronic Pain

Addiction is just a symptom of a larger problem

It’s very sad that it has taken all these deaths for middle-class America to open its eyes to drug abuse and addiction. While this article and the survivors mentioned in it are focusing on one drug — heroin — the truth is that drug addicts are rarely using just one drug. 866 more words

Chronic Pain

Fighting Back Against Stigma: Methadone and Suboxone are Saving Lives

Compounding the Heroin Epidemic

I don’t follow the mainstream media, especially local news, much anymore. Occasionally, however, a story that catches my attention will show up in my Facebook feed. 3,686 more words

Harm Reduction