While stay-at-home orders were necessary to contain infection and reduce deaths, they also had severe consequences for people struggling with addiction.
Opioid dependence and opioid addiction are closely related, but two distinct conditions.
In Pennsylvania, one community health center is working with new and expectant moms to tackle opioid dependency.
Imagine that you were only given one car this lifetime. One. You would think twice about how you took care of it. Our physical body is this one vehicle.
It’s incredibly difficult to reintegrate yourself into society when you’ve destroyed your own support system.
Five people described turning points in their lives — the moments that led them down a trail of dependency and addiction.
Overdose survivors need more than a second (or third) chance: they need a parachute. When you’re in free fall, a little more time isn’t much help.
It is also potentially futile if we do not have providers out there willing to take on treating the population of Americans living with opioid use disorder.
For some patients who have been doing well on opioids long-term, it makes sense to “leave well enough alone,” the doctor said.