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Opiod Abuse

Documentary Film Exposes Heroin Addiction; Congress Stymies CDC Abuse Prevention Efforts

Scott Bryant-Comstock | Posted 01.12.2016 | Impact
Scott Bryant-Comstock

I just finished watching the new HBO documentary, Heroin: Cape Cod. It is a raw, up close and personal account of the heroin epidemic currently gripping our nation, as told by those who know addiction best -- active users.

A Better Way to Approach Pain, and America's Pain-Pill Epidemic

Deepak Chopra | Posted 10.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Deepak Chopra

By Deepak Chopra, M.D., FACP, and P. Murali Doraiswamy, MBBS, FRCP, Professor of Psychiatry, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina Y...

Prescription to Die: How Medications May Be Killing Veterans Faster Than Suicide

B. Christopher Frueh | Posted 02.13.2013 | Impact
B. Christopher Frueh

PTSD, domestic violence and alcohol abuse are problems that have been widely chronicled among returning veterans of our recent wars. Often left out of the discussion, however, is the terrible toll that prescription medications -- namely, opioid painkillers -- take on veterans' lives.

Pain and Pain Medication Abuse: Two Epidemics in Tension

Steve Heilig | Posted 06.12.2012 | Healthy Living
Steve Heilig

Clearly there is much to be done in terms of addressing both epidemics of under-treated pain and pain medication abuse and addiction.