Resources & Education

April 2nd, 2018

How Long Does It Take to Get Addicted to Opiates?

Every day, more than 115 Americans die after overdosing on opioids, including prescription pain relievers, illegal drugs such as heroin, and synthetic opioids such as fentanyl, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse. Read more
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
August 20th, 2017

National Opioid Crisis Update

Across the nation, overdoses are the leading cause of death of people under 50, claiming 142 lives a day. Read more
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
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
November 11th, 2014

Why are painkillers so addictive?

In a 2010 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), an estimated 2.4 million Americans used prescription drugs nonmedically for the first time within the past year, which averages to approximately 6,600 initiates per day. Read more

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