Kanye West Raps About Opioid Addiction in New Song With Travis Scott

It’s hard to believe that Kanye West has time for anything besides Twitter and ill-advised TMZ interviews these days, but as proved by “Lift Yourself” (aka the poopity scoop song), he’s still making music. Late Thursday night, he and Travis Scott released their new song “Watch,” also featuring Lil Uzi Vert. (In case you have …

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Dr. Chavoustie Featured in WIRED magazine

Dr. Chavoustie, Master Implant Physician and Principal Investigator from Segal Institute for Clinical Research, was featured in a recent WIRED magazine article addressing America’s horrific opioid epidemic. “I’ve watched people get their lives back together,” said Dr. Chavoustie. This references Probuphine, an implant that releases buprenorphine into the body. The implant, FDA approved in May …

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From Prescription to Heroin

No one purposely sets foot on the path to addiction. Did you know it takes just 28 days to become physically dependent upon prescription pain medicine? Some addicts begin using pills legitimately for pain treatment. Using medication differently than the prescribed plan greatly increases risk for developing addiction. Other addicts start by trying prescription pills …

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6 Opioid Addiction Facts

Despite the fact that we’re in the middle of what the CDC calls an opioid “epidemic” the shame of addiction keeps many stories and truths under wraps. The situation is so serious, Congress passed a bipartisan bill, the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act last month to combat the addiction crisis. Nearly 10 million Americans were …

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Empathizing with Opioid Dependency

The misuse of prescription opioid pain relievers in the U.S. has dramatically increased over the past decade. A recent study by the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) found that the number of Americans misusing prescription opioid pain relievers has more than doubled in the past decade. This alarming …

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How Opioids Develop Addiction

The opioid epidemic is severely affecting the nation. Many people nationwide are overdosing or developing an addiction to these prescription opioid medications. Addiction cannot be spotted as easily as we would like to think. Anyone can be addicted to opioids and people can attain them through different methods such as doctor prescription or buying them …

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Opioid Abuse and Your Health

Opioids are a class of drug. Prescription opioids include oxycodone, codeine, morphine; illegal ones include opium and heroin. Opioids are very addictive. They trigger a temporary euphoria in the brain, which sets up a dopamine reward reaction. Users need to take more and more opioids to reach same level of pleasure, which can lead to dependency …

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No More Paper Prescriptions, No More Addiction?

Handwritten prescriptions will be outlawed as of March 27th. Yes, come that date, all doctors in New York will be required to issue digital prescriptions under a new state law which aims to curb opioid abuse. This law will make New York the first state to mandate digital prescriptions and moreover, penalize any doctor who …

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