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pediatric drug deaths

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 […]

opioid epidemic

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 […]

The Pharmacist

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 […]

alternative therapy

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 […]

chiropractic

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 […]

overdose deaths

Some Americans Will Suffer Holidays That Feels As War-Torn As 1941

The US is involved in a deadly conflict. As I write this article on the anniversary of the U.S. involvement in WWII, I can’t help but recognize that our country is in the midst of another and perhaps equally deadly war. We are in an internal conflict that has, in […]

opioid epidemic

Thankful For Lawsuits And Arrests

We’re starting to see a little light in the Opioid Crisis tunnel. No one will be doing a happy dance despite the fact that the Sackler family is being pursued legally for their role in fueling the worldwide opioid epidemic. But, it is a step in the right direction for […]

depression

Wake Up To Connection Between Depression And Opioid Use

Mental health and the opioid crisis are intertwined. Fall ushered in the chilling winds of change along with Depression Awareness and Mental Health Awareness month. As a consultant to local and national opioid task forces, I am aware that both mental health disorders and the opioid crisis are intertwined. Research […]