Resources & Education

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 28th, 2015

Ask PKK: What is Tolerance?

Think about tragic celebrity deaths by overdose, like Cory Monteith and Philip Seymour Hoffman. Read more
October 13th, 2015

Rx Drug Abuse: How Providers Can Help Prevent Abuse

Too often in recent years, you hear story after story about people dying from overdoses of opioid painkillers, such as oxycodone or fentanyl. Read more
October 16th, 2014

Is Someone You Love Abusing Painkillers? Here’s How to Help

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, painkiller overdoses now account for more than twice the deaths as cocaine and five times as many as heroin—partially because they’re thought to be safer than street drugs and partially because they’re so popular with teenagers. Read more
October 11th, 2014

Mental Health And Addiction: How and Why Mental Illness and Substance Abuse Often Go Hand-In-Hand

Addiction is common in people with mental health disorders. Sometimes it’s hard to determine which came first, the substance abuse or the mental health issue. Read more
September 18th, 2014

Prevention Tip of the Week: Lead by example

Painkillers can be extremely dangerous if taken incorrectly. When discussing their use and effects, make sure to promote awareness of how improper use can abuse and destroy the body. Read more

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