What Is Comorbidity?

Posted by Joe Gilmore on May 22, 2019 8:00:00 AM
 

For many people dealing with drug and alcohol use disorders, many of them will also be suffering from co-occurring mental or physical ailments, something known as comorbidity. Comorbidity describes two or more disorders or illnesses occurring in the same person. So, in the case of drug or alcohol abuse, substance abuse constitutes one of the illnesses, while another problem like depression or anxiety is also occurring. Comorbidity also implies that interactions between the illnesses can worsen both problems.

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What Is Narcan?

Posted by Joe Gilmore on May 21, 2019 8:00:00 AM
 

Narcan has been receiving a lot of spotlight time recently as the opioid crisis worsens, but what is Narcan? Simply put, Narcan is the first FDA-approved nasal form of naloxone for the treatment of someone who is suspected of overdosing on opioids. Narcan requires no assembly and is sprayed into one nostril while patients lay on their back.

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Topics: Drug

Stories of Recovery: Brett Farve

Posted by Joe Gilmore on May 20, 2019 8:00:00 AM
 

Brett Favre is a 20-year veteran of the NFL and played for four teams during his career. Favre was the first NFL quarterback to pass for 500 touchdowns, throw for 70,000 yards, complete 6,000 passes and attempt 10,000 passes. He is a Superbowl champion and when he ended his career he was the NFL’s all-time leader in passing yards, passing touchdowns, and quarterback wins. But before he could accomplish these feats, Favre had to conquer one of his most difficult problems: addiction.

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This week in recovery: may 17, 2019

Posted by Joe Gilmore on May 17, 2019 8:00:00 AM
 

Welcome to This Week in Recovery, a weekly recap of the 5 biggest stories and developments in the recovery industry.

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How To Help A Husband Suffering From Alcoholism

Posted by Joe Gilmore on May 16, 2019 8:00:00 AM
 

Alcoholism is a major health and social problem that affects millions of people in the country. In general, it refers to the uncontrolled consumption of alcohol that leads to health issues, rifts in relationships, or problems with social functioning.

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Topics: Alcohol

The Burden On America's Prison's: America's Opioid Crisis:

Posted by Jackson Bentley on May 15, 2019 8:00:00 AM
 

The United States jail system has become a revolving door for those struggling with mental health and substance use disorders. Every year, roughly 10 million individuals pass through its doors, with estimates ranging from 50-90% of those individuals having some type of substance dependency problem.

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Topics: Drug

State of Addiction: Indiana

Posted by Jackson Bentley on May 14, 2019 8:00:00 AM
 

In 2017 alone, more than 1700 Indiana residents died from drug overdose. While much has been done to fight this crisis within the state, there is always more for community members, business owners, and lawmakers to do in order restore hope and function to thousands of families.

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Topics: Addiction

What Is Kratom?

Posted by Joe Gilmore on May 13, 2019 8:00:00 AM
 

As the opioid crisis continues to rage on, the United States Food and Drug Administration has issued a public health warning regarding products that contain kratom. Kratom is a tree native to Southeast Asia that contains leaves with compounds that have psychotropic, or mind-altering, effects.

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Topics: Drug

This Week In Recovery: May 10, 2019

Posted by Joe Gilmore on May 10, 2019 2:07:20 PM
 

Welcome to This Week in Recovery, a weekly recap of the 5 biggest stories and developments in the recovery industry.

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Recognizing The Signs Of Addiction In Coworkers

Posted by Jackson Bentley on May 9, 2019 8:00:00 AM
 

According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, as many as 1 in 13 people in the United States are in need of treatment for substance abuse issues; Some individuals might even recognize the signs of addiction in their loved ones. This translates to an estimated 20.7 million people aged 12 or older.

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Topics: Addiction

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