Cost of Treatment

What Is the Cost of Addiction Treatment?

Problematic use of alcohol or other drugs results in adverse health consequences and serious social concerns. Unfortunately, only a small percentage of persons with substance use disorders seek treatment. Addiction treatment costs depend on several factors, and it is critical to know the type and severity of addiction illness in order to access suitable treatment services. Substance use in the US remains widespread, costing the nation over $600 billion every […]

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MAT in Minority Groups

In an effort to improve treatment for everyone, Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT), especially as it relates to the treatment of opioid use disorder, is something people have varying opinions on and especially as it’s concerned to minority groups – is it accessible to them like it should be? Our own, Dr. Brent Boyett and Dr. Steven […]

Ketamine

What is Ketamine?

Overview Ketamine is a popular club drug that got its start in the 1960s as an anesthesia medicine during the Vietnam War. Today, it is making strides as a popular drug for treating severe depression, but is it safe? Ketamine and the Brain It’s essential to understand how ketamine works in the brain. Once ingested, […]

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Why is Depression in Women More Prevalent?

It is widely documented that a woman is twice as likely as a man to experience major depression in her lifetime. This increased risk exists independent of race, geographical residence, or ethnicity. There are several factors explaining why depression is more prevalent in women than in men. These factors can be characterized as hormonal changes, other […]

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Facts About Roxicodone You Should Know in 2019

  Roxicodone, often called “Roxy” or “Roxi,” is a popular prescription medication whose addiction rate continues to grow by the day. Here is what you need to know about Roxi in 2019. What is Roxicodone? Roxicodone is a prescription medication used to alleviate severe pain. It is used when other non-opioid painkillers cannot effectively manage […]

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The Truth About Kratom

Kratom is gaining popularity among users for boosting energy levels, but safety concerns also are increasing. Increased energy levels, mood enhancement, pain reliever, and an antidote for opioid withdrawal are some of the benefits users talk about when discussing Kratom. It’s flooding the health news and being stocked on the shelves of vitamin stores, but […]

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Q&A with Dr. Taylor on the Opioid Takedown

On April 17th, 2019, the Appalachian Regional Prescription Opioid Strike Force charged 60 people in 7 states as part of the largest government takedown during our National Opioid Epidemic. The charges were for illegally prescribing and distributing millions of pills such as opioids, benzodiazepines, and other drugs. Among the defendants were 53 doctors, pharmacists, nurse […]

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Opioid Takedown

On Wednesday, April 17th, 2019 the Appalachian Regional Prescription Opioid Strike Force charged 60 people in 7 states as part of the largest government takedown during our National Opioid Epidemic. The charges were for illegally prescribing and distributing millions of pills such as opioids, benzodiazepines, and other drugs. Among the defendants were 53 doctors, pharmacists, […]

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Mental Health, Illness and addiction

Mental illness presents when someone displays mild to severe disturbances in their thoughts or behaviors. These disturbances often result or present themselves as an inability to cope with life’s daily routines and circumstances. There are more than 200 classified forms of mental illness; the more common types are depression, bipolar disorder, dementia, anxiety, and schizophrenia. […]