Resources & Education

September 18th, 2017

Q&A: Supervised Injection Facilities

A Supervised Injection Facility is a place where someone can self-inject previously obtained drugs (such as heroin, other opioids and controlled substances) and be supervised by trained personnel in a judgement free zone. Read more “Q&A: Supervised Injection Facilities”
July 30th, 2016

Senior Citizens Addicted to Opiates?

When you think of drug addiction, seniors are probably not the first age group that comes to mind. Read more “Senior Citizens Addicted to Opiates?”
April 19th, 2016

How To Live With Chronic Pain Without Using Opiates

Federal health officials agree that our nation is suffering from a prescription drug epidemic, and they want the American medical community to stop treating common ailments with highly addictive painkillers. Read more “How To Live With Chronic Pain Without Using Opiates”
April 5th, 2016

Fentanyl and Heroin: A Deadly Combination

The thought that there is a substance on the market that can make heroin more deadly, is a startling thought, and an even more frightening reality. Read more “Fentanyl and Heroin: A Deadly Combination”
March 16th, 2016

Supporting our Veterans: Understanding the link between PTSD and Substance Use Disorders

Consider these statistics from the US Department of Veterans Affairs: • More than 2 out of 10 veterans with PTSD also have a substance use disorder. Read more “Supporting our Veterans: Understanding the link between PTSD and Substance Use Disorders”
February 10th, 2016

Should You Consider Going to Inpatient Rehab?

If you’ve started to realize that you have a problem with drugs or alcohol, that’s the first step to recovery. Read more “Should You Consider Going to Inpatient Rehab?”
February 5th, 2016

What Does It Mean to Hit Rock Bottom?

It’s said that most addicts won’t try to seek help until they’ve hit rock bottom. Read more “What Does It Mean to Hit Rock Bottom?”
January 23rd, 2016

How to tell if someone you love is abusing Rx pain pills?

If you discovered that someone you knew or loved was abusing opiates, would you be surprised? Read more “How to tell if someone you love is abusing Rx pain pills?”
December 5th, 2015

When Temporary Pain Becomes a Long-Term Addiction

Opioids are a class of drugs considered to be narcotic painkillers and are derived naturally or synthetically from the opium poppy. Read more “When Temporary Pain Becomes a Long-Term Addiction”
November 24th, 2015

What Happens To Your Brain When You Use Opiates?

You may be using opiates and not even know it. Prescription drugs like Vicodin, morphine, or codeine are opiates, and when used properly, they can be helpful for controlling pain, severe diarrhea, and acute coughing. Read more “What Happens To Your Brain When You Use Opiates?”

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