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Opioids Fuel Doubling of Suicides and Overdoses

  January 16, 2019   No comments

Suicides and drug overdoses are killing American adults at an alarming rate — twice the rate as they did 17 years ago, according to a recent review and analysis by

Resolutions, Who Needs Them Anyway?

  January 11, 2019   No comments

Resolutions are so last year. Resolutions are hard to keep; they are either too ambitious or too obscure. Subtle lifestyle adjustments with good intention are much easier to carry through

Controversial Tool in Fight Against Opioid Addiction

  January 8, 2019   No comments

A new tool has emerged in the fight against opioid overdoses – but it’s a bit controversial. It’s the fentanyl test strip, which allows people to test whether drugs like

Sober Winter Fun in New Jersey

  December 27, 2018   No comments

The long, cold dark days of winter can be challenging for people in recovery. Fortunately, planning a few fun, sober activities can make all the difference when it comes to

Have a Healthy and Happy Holiday!

  December 20, 2018   No comments

The holidays are a time of great emotion. Those emotions can be enchanting or somber. Recovery is different for every person. Additionally, everyone has different circumstances that construct their perception

Does Empathy Play a Role in Relapse?

  December 19, 2018   No comments

Having empathy, or understanding another person’s thoughts, feelings, emotions and point of view, is usually a good thing. In fact, it’s considered a key feature in normal social interaction. But

Should Doctor Visits Include a Drinking Checkup?

  December 12, 2018   No comments

The United States Preventative Service Task is urging all primary care physicians to give adults, ages 21 to 64, a “drinking checkup” at annual exams. The goal: To screen for

Study Reveals Five Types of Problem Drinkers

  December 5, 2018   No comments

We already know that treating alcohol use disorders is complicated – but now a new study says it may even more complex than we think. That’s because researchers at Penn

Sufentanil, Fentanyl’s Cousin Approved by FDA

  November 29, 2018   No comments

Fentanyl has been credited with fueling the ongoing opioid crisis in the United States. In the midst of the national health emergency, Fentanyl’s more potent analogue has been authorized for

Nurse Burnout: What You Need to Know

  November 28, 2018   No comments

Burnout is a growing concern among nurses. Long shifts of 12 or more hours can lead to exhaustion and stress. Plus, many nurses are dealing with the emotional strain of