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Editorial: Chronic Pain and Sobriety

Personally, I believe there are two distinct forms of shame; emotional and physical.  All other forms of remorse laden with guilt, somehow fall into the above categories. 377 more words


Minneapolis First Responders Now Carrying Narcan

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The Minneapolis Fire Department announced Tuesday that its personnel will now be carrying Narcan, the drug used to treat heroin and opioid drug overdoses. 113 more words


7 Generations Radio: Laura Griffith and Mendy Hutton--Drug Addiction--4/30/2016


Host:  Joe Gray

Guests:  Laura Griffith and Mendy Hutton

Discussion:  Laura and Mendy have personal experience with drug addiction on the part of close relations.   95 more words

How Opioids Can Worsen Pain

The use of chronic opioids leads to either tolerance or sensitization.  This results in loss of efficacy either way and results in pronociception either way. The nociceptive system works to maintain responsiveness of the system. 320 more words

Chronic Pain

New implant set to join fight against U.S. painkiller epidemic

Two companies are on the cusp of taking a new treatment for opioid addiction to the U.S. market at a time when lawmakers are seeking ways to arrest an epidemic of heroin and painkiller abuse that kills 78 Americans every day. 126 more words


Editorial: On opioid abuse, put the patient first

The federal government’s decision to abandon a plan to prevent tampering with generic opioid pills will hurt those who rely on these powerful drugs to keep going in the face of constant pain. 480 more words

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