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The Dark Web and the Opioid Crisis

The Dark Web and the Opioid Crisis

It used to be that illicit drug sales occurred on the street – involving a physical transaction between a buyer and a seller. And yes – it has long contributed to America's drug problem. According to researchers at the University of Texas, another player has entered the field and contributes…

New Findings on Opioid Addiction Treatment Drug Buprenorphine

New Findings on Opioid Addiction Treatment Drug Buprenorphine

It's long been feared that treating patients addicted to opioids with buprenorphine while those patients were also using various benzodiazepines (i.e., sedating drugs such as Valium, Xanax, and Ativan, etc.) might cause harm. Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have just released data on 23,000 patients…

Overdoses and the Pandemic

Overdoses and the Pandemic

The year 2020 will go down in history in the annals of healthcare. Yes – the COVID-19 pandemic has gotten the most attention. Less often mentioned is the terrifying impact the pandemic had on alcoholism and drug abuse in America. Early data suggests that 2020 will be the deadliest year…

Possible New Alcohol Withdrawal Treatment

Possible New Alcohol Withdrawal Treatment

Some 20 million Americans suffer from alcoholism or alcohol use disorder. And the problem has only intensified during the pandemic. One of the significant challenges to recovering from an addiction to alcohol and many drugs is withdrawal. That's what happens to your body when an addictive substance is removed from…

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