June 1, 2018

The Importance of Life Skills

The Importance of Life Skills   By Dandrae Bristol   It is no surprise that people struggling with alcohol or drug addiction usually are not able to overcome addiction on their own. Treatment centers are essential resources for individuals struggling with addiction issues. Unfortunately, 40 to 60 percent of people who go through a rehab program relapse after leaving treatment. Current statistics reveal that people who are attempting successful recovery attend a rehab program an average of 11 times, which […]
May 1, 2018

Opioids by the Numbers

Opioids by the Numbers By John Byars Opioids first arrived in the U.S. aboard the Mayflower in 1620. The use of opioids dates back to 3,500 BC when the Sumerians in lower Mesopotamia harvested opium. history of opioid abuse   According to the PHARMACEUTICAL JOURNAL: “The rise of the global prescription opioid epidemic started in the 1990s. At that time, pain specialists and advocacy organizations in the United States began to argue that the nation faced an epidemic of untreated pain. […]