“Medtronic neurostimulator devices can offer hope for chronic pain sufferers. The innovative pain control devices could change the lives of patients afflicted by daily chronic pain as a result of physical injury or illness. These devices are not appropriate for every patient or pain condition. However, for those whom are deemed prime candidates, neurostimulator devices …Read the full post.
We have our copy and feel that this addition is truly the most objective and informative text in the field currently. More information here. “Topics include scientific, evidence-based facts and perspectives on abuse programs, pain and addiction, co-occurring addiction and psychiatric and neuroscience disorders, psychiatry, neuroscience and neurobiology, pharmacological advances screening, the brief intervention, laboratory …Read the full post.
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Opiate addiction was America’s first drug crisis. Emerging in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s and culminating in the needle based heroin epidemic that has been with us ever since, the abuse of this class of drugs spawned the “war on drugs.” Absolutely essential to medical care as morphine, oxycodone, and similar molecules, opiates cannot …Read the full post.
In the U.S., someone dies from a prescription drug overdose every 19 minutes. Most of these deaths involve opiate medications like OxyContin and Vicodin. As physicians, we have a responsibility to help ease pain but also to prescribe responsibly. Check out this article from CNN (from today).
Teenagers need more of it. The American Academy of Pediatrics says the lack of sleep causes “poor academic performance and poses a serious public health concern. Traffic accidents, depression and obesity can result, with schools that start too early contributing to the problem.” Do you agree? Check the link here. FB blog here.
There are stark differences between where the most money for disease funding goes compared to what actually does harm to us.
States in the midwest and south currently prescribe the most prescription opioids. Click here to read the Popular Science Article on the topic. Do these states have the highest rate of rehab admission as well?
Our heart pours out to Robin Williams, and his family. He was found dead in his home in Marin County, California this morning. Mr. Williams had recently checked out of rehab and early indications are that it may have been a suicide. For us at Recovery Without Walls, this hits close to home as Mr. …Read the full post.
Last week, Dr. Kornfeld presented on “From Opium to Buprenorphine” in front of approximately 300 doctors and other professionals at the 45th annual conference hosted by the American Society of Addiction Medicine. Way to go Dr. K!