Opioid Deaths Increasing Across The Country As Pandemic Continues

It’s been 3 months since the U.S. went into shelter-in-place mode due to the global COVID-19 pandemic. My immediate concern was how those in recovery from opioid use would fare without being able to have face-to-face substance-abuse treatment. And, now, the numbers are beginning to surface.   According to a […]

Not Everyone Will Be Able To Zoom Through The Pandemic Without Relapsing

Some people with substance abuse challenges may be able to use the pandemic as motivation to steer clear of drugs and stay clean. Some may be inspired by attending Zoom meetings while others simply will not be able to endure the overabundance of unstructured time, not being able to attend […]

The Loneliness Of Addiction Magnified During COVID19 Pandemic

As the COVID19 pandemic continues with no ending point in sight, getting help for drug addiction is more important than ever. Unfortunately help for addicts is not readily available with the closure of clinics for medication assisted treatments and well as alternatives for chronic pain management. And social distancing requirements […]

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The COVID-19 Pandemic Is Making The Opioid Addiction Epidemic Worse

Isolation and loneliness have an overwhelming effect on people who are addicted to drugs and other substances. It has been shown that many people who feel more socially isolated are the ones who are more susceptible to mental health and substance abuse issues. And, it has been noted that addiction […]


The Effect Of COVID19 Pandemic On The Opioid Epidemic

We’re in the midst of a global pandemic. The way a nation takes care of all of its citizens is a reflection of that nation’s evolution as human beings. So far, here in the U.S. we don’t get a great score as a global pandemic adds to a score of […]

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65,000 Toddlers A Year Exposed To Drugs And Many Die As A Result

Prescription drugs can affect more than those who have them prescribed. Very young children, I’m talking about toddlers, are being irreversibly harmed and/or are dying at an alarming rate due to the fact that they are getting access to drugs intended for their parents or grandparents. In a recent Mercola […]

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The Opioid Epidemic Won’t Go Away If We Ignore It

Chances are the opioid epidemic has wreaked havoc in your home or community. If it has hit close to home do you feel helpless in the face of this devastating epidemic? We humans tend to stick our heads in the sand when the going gets rough, hoping that whatever problem […]

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The Pharmacist And The Pain That Never Goes Away

People react differently to tragedy. Unfortunately hundreds of thousands of parents have been in the position of reacting to the tragedy of losing a child to the opioid crisis that has been ravaging this country since the late 1990’s. Most of those parents were helpless and didn’t know what to […]

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More Medical Educators And Researchers Explore Alternatives To Opioids For Pain

Pain Relief Without Opioids IS Possible All too often I write about the heartbreaking, heinous and important statistics associated with the opioid epidemic. However, I’m going to kick this New Year and new decade off by sharing some good news that is coming out of our medical colleges which will […]


A Highly Accessible Method Effective In Managing Lower Back Pain Without Opioids

I want to talk about chiropractic care. Chiropractic is a drug-free approach to pain relief and pain management. The American College of Physicians (ACP) recommends the use of non-invasive, drug-free treatments such as Chiropractic care, first for chronic and acute lower back pain. Additionally, the American Chiropractic Association (ACA) encourages […]