New FDA Approved Drug Sublocade Changes Opioid Treatment

New FDA Approved Drug Sublocade Changes Opioid Treatment (1)

As the opioid epidemic continues to claim more and more lives each year, researchers are working hard to develop new strategies and medications to treat the disease of addiction. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has just announced the approval of a unique medication that is designed to treat opioid use disorders, which may be […]

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Finding a Balance Between Sobriety and the College Experience

Finding a Balance Between Sobriety and the College Experience

By: Joseph Raspolich When you are sitting in a college class on Monday morning, it’s not uncommon to hear the same conversations over and over. Conversations that usually start with something like, “Dude, I got so drunk this weekend.” People wear it like a badge of honor. The goal is to get as drunk as […]

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Demi Lovato’s Overdose Re-Highlights A Need for Opioid Treatment

Demi Lovato

By: Sebastian Gonzalez Demetria Devonne Lovato, known to her fans as Demi Lovato, is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. Originally a child star on the show Barney & Friends, Lovato later debuted as a Disney Channel staple. With TV hits like Camp Rock and Sonny With a Chance, she quickly rose in the Hollywood […]

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Can Xanax Increase Your Risk of Cancer?

Can Xanax Increase Your Risk Of Cancer?

By: Megan Hesse If you’re one of more than 40 million adults in the United States who suffer from an anxiety disorder, then there is a good chance that you have, at some point, been prescribed benzodiazepines (benzos). Benzos are used for their anti-anxiety effects and as sleep aids, with the most commonly prescribed including […]

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How Can I Afford Addiction Treatment?

How Can I Afford Addiction Treatment

By: Megan Hesse Even if someone is aware that they have a substance use disorder and want to do something about it, there are still, unfortunately, many barriers that can keep them from seeking treatment. Some examples of these barriers can be a lack of access to addiction treatment, feelings of shame or embarrassment due […]

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What is Involved in Veteran Addiction Treatment?

Veteran Addiction Treatment

By: Megan Hesse When a veteran returns from combat and military deployment, it should be a happy time, as they are coming home and often reuniting with family, friends, and loved ones. Unfortunately, veterans coming home from deployment face a number of difficulties when trying to get used to being back in civilian life. Perhaps […]

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Cartels, China, or Neighbors: Where Do Opioids Come From?

Where Do Opioids Come From

By: Megan Hesse By now, there are few people within the United States who are unaware of the opioid epidemic that, despite national measures being taken to stem the rate of overdose deaths, continues to ravage the country. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in 2016 opioids were responsible for […]

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5 Things Kate Spade’s Death Reminds Us About Mental Illness

Kate Spade

By: Shannon Rountree A purple Kate Spade bag was my first post-graduate purchase and the beginning of my business professional wardrobe. I could not contain my excitement when the direct deposit went through that first payday at my new job. My purses and handbags were always hand-me-downs and thrift store finds up to this point, […]

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Anthony Bourdain, Dead at 61

Anthony Bourdain

By: Sebastian Gonzalez TV celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain was found dead today in his hotel room in Strasbourg, France. Bourdain was in the midst of filming an episode for the 11th season of his CNN series: Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown. He was found unresponsive Friday morning by friend and chef Eric Ripert. According to CNN, […]

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Can Cocaine Kill You?

Can Cocaine Kill You

By: Kamran Shpoon To answer this question simply, yes. Cocaine use can directly lead to fatalities. While cocaine use can kill you, there are several things to take into consideration when it comes to determining if cocaine has the capability to kill someone. The chemical makeup of cocaine plays a large role in the effects […]

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