Stigma surrounds addiction like an impenetrable veil. It undoubtedly causes harm and slows our progress towards effectively addressing addiction and overcoming it. How do we reduce this stigma?
So far, the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic have been severe and widespread. But what about the damaging effects of the health crisis that have yet to fully realize themselves? What effect will the pandemic have on drug and alcohol addiction in America?
It shouldn’t come as any surprise that when a company pays a bonus, it expects something in return. This is what seems to have happened between pharmaceutical companies and doctors.
Michigan struggles with one of the worst drug problems in the country. Why is this? And what can be done about it? There is no doubt that the United States is struggling with a drug addiction crisis.
The United States is mired in a crippling addiction epidemic. And when we zoom the camera lens out a bit, we see that we are almost alone in this crisis, at least among similar nations. What makes the U.S. drug problem unique? And how can it be remedied?
One of the most beautiful regions in the U.S. is also one of the regions most affected by the nationwide opiate epidemic. What will it take to free Michigan from the grips of its lethal addiction crisis?
While the entire country feels the burden of the opiate epidemic, no two states experience this problem in the same way. For Michigan, the beautiful Great Lakes State, opiate addiction soars to the top of the charts. No one likes to turn on the news and see a grim report about their home state.
As we hit the holiday season, Christmas carols sound from every corner, lights dazzle us from homes and businesses, and intriguing colorful alcoholic beverages abound. For some reason, people often feel this is an acceptable time to indulge.
Every decade, every year even, the United States of America suffers from a variety of problems across multiple spectrums that must be addressed. In behavioral health, addiction reigns superior as being the most dangerous health crisis our nation is currently faced with. Even from a nationwide, physical health perspective, drug and alcohol addiction is one of the most concerning factors. Of all the addiction trends and problems our country is stricken with, the opiate addiction epidemic is by far the most concerning of them all.
An area of substance abuse that we often do not consider is that of substance abuse in the medical community. Unfortunately, doctors, surgeons, nurses, anesthesiologists, nurses’ aides, orderlies, technicians, support staff, and many other medical field experts are quite prone to falling prey to substance abuse habits.