Good afternoon, Chairman Cummings and members of the Platform Drafting Committee. I am here as the Health Commissioner of Baltimore City to speak about the health threats faced by communities across America.
Those who are not addicted to food cannot understand the control food has over one's life. It's the one addiction you must continue, but also must learn how to live with and reinvent.
"He's definitely seeing other women behind my back. I know he's bad for me. I know he won't change. There are times I'm so sick of him, I don't ever w...
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The bottom line is that there is only one way to confidently avoid addiction to benzodiazepines: never start taking them. Since we can't predict who will eventually get hooked, the short term gains are rarely worth the long term risks.
The commitment of our nation's nurses to help treat and prevent opioid dependence and overdose -- which has grown to epidemic proportions over the last 15 years -- has never been stronger.
Today, I know I make some drinkers uncomfortable just by being in the same room, especially because I am public about my sobriety. Oh how the tables have turned. But my experience has taught me to be compassionate to those who are still out there drinking and using, because I know exactly how they feel.
To the liberals among us, we too have become addicted it seems, to the reality show that is Trump. We can talk to each other to humiliate him in our heads, or can we talk to each other so we can talk out loud about interrupting humiliation as a game.
Addiction involves a complex interplay of brain circuitry, genetics, and environmental factors. Like other diseases, it can be quiet and barely noticed, or it can tear families apart and turn worlds upside down. My heart has broken as friends and colleagues have suffered through near-fatal accidents and tragic losses.
It has ben a very difficult few months for my family. The emptiness burns in my belly every morning and throughout the day...
One of the greatest things I learned in recovery is that it is none of my business what others think about me. Now, in theory not caring what others think is easy but putting it into practice is hard. Let's just say I fall short on many occasions.
As addiction to opioids, principally heroin and oxycodone, continue to ravage our country in a crescendo of drug-related crimes and overdose deaths, t...
Addiction can truly happen to anyone. We treat people of all lifestyles, demographics and socioeconomic statuses, all of whom have learned how similar their struggles are to each other's, and that they have more in common than they may have originally thought.
I reached out to Dr. Trautman with a few questions in an attempt to garner her thoughts about the opioid epidemic and the role that nursing plays in addressing this nationwide crisis. My questions, along with her answers to these critical questions follow:
In the last few years, as the consequences of opioid use have become more recognized among whites--so widespread this is now considered an epidemic--reforms for drug policies have finally been considered.
Supervised Injection Facilities (SIFs) have garnered a lot of attention recently, primarily due to advocates, elected officials, and public health experts suggesting them as a viable solution to mitigate the nation's opioid overdose crisis.