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Opioid Addiction Treatment Medications: Naltrexone vs. Suboxone, New Study Reports Both Effective

In the midst of the opioid overdose epidemic, a new study funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) finds both Suboxone and Naltrexone equally effective in treating addiction to heroin and prescription painkillers. An estimated 300,000 people have died since 2001 as a result of opioids, making it the leading cause of death […]




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Say No to the Nightcap. Why Drinking Alcohol Before Bed Makes Us Tired the Next Day

It’s not uncommon for some people, especially on the weekends and around the holidays, to party a bit more and hit the bed after a night of drinking alcohol. When this happens, most people find they’re dragging the next day, both physically and mentally. They tire easily, have shorter attention spans and often find it […]




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Declaring the Opioid Crisis a Public Health Emergency Falls Short of What’s Needed

In late October, President Trump spoke about how his brother, Fred Trump Jr., battled alcoholism and died an early death, at 43 years old. In the same speech, the president declared the crisis of opioid overdose deaths and addiction a federal public-health emergency. What Happens by Declaring a Public Health Emergency? The Public Health Emergency […]




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CVS Health to Limit Painkillers in Response to National Opioid Crisis

In September, one of the country’s largest prescription providers, CVS Health, announced its plan to combat the epidemic of fatal opioid overdoses. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, nearly 65,000 people died in 2016, largely because of prescription painkillers and fentanyl-laced heroin. To put the opioid-related death toll in perspective, more Americans died […]




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