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chronic pain

A Medical System That Doesn’t Know How To Put An End To The Pain They Cause

How do we change an entire medical system? That’s the question that occurs to me when thinking about how our medical schools teach prospective doctors how to prescribe pills but don’t teach them how to help patients get off the pills they are prescribed. Our medical institutions are responsible for […]

opioids

Another Plea To Parents To Educate Children About Opioids

When I was a teenager, my parents warned me about the dangers of drinking alcohol before I was 21. They warned me about using marijuana and other drugs. The greatest concern of parents back then was that their kid would become an alcoholic or, through the use of marijuana, would […]

opioids

Temptation Can Kill With Just One Pill

Our children are faced with more deadly challenges than ever before in history. Going to school is no longer the place where kids come face-to-face with old-time bullies and cliques. Today’s children worry about being gunned down. And, in order to be considered “cool” they are peer-pressured to take pills […]

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A Cottage Industry That Kills

Nowadays it seems that there is a market for everything. For the most part when you hear the term ‘cottage industry’ you think of baked goods or other homemade items being sold at farmer’s markets or at specialty shops online. Unfortunately, there is a new and much more lucrative cottage […]

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Opioids Ordered On The Internet Delivered In The Regular Mail

Welcome to the Internet of Death You’ve heard of IoT, or the Internet of things? Well, I’ll like to introduce you to the IoD, or the Internet of Death. You can order just about any kind of drug imaginable on the Internet and have it delivered to your doorstep by […]

opioid addiction

What Happens To An Infant’s Brain On Opioids

This is not a question that should have to be asked. However, it is one that has had to be asked and studied and answered since 1991 when opioid deaths began to rise. The three following examples from the professional American-Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) are just a tiny sampling of what’s […]

Generation O

The Early Demise Of Innocence For Generation “O”

Generation “O” is a term I coined a few years ago while researching the under-reported effects of the Opioid Crisis on our nation’s children. The “O” stands for overdose and yes, an entire generation is being affected by this opioid crisis. The “O” can just as easily also stand for […]

Opioid Crisis

Cars Are Less Deadly Than The Opioid Crisis

You are more likely to die from an overdose than a car accident. You read that right. From 1999-2017, almost 400,000 people died from overdoses involving an opioid, including prescription drugs, heroin, or synthetic drugs like fentanyl, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). As a nation, […]