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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, […]

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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, […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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Addiction and Dependence, What’s the Difference?

Have you ever wondered, “What is the difference between addiction and dependence?” Often groups will be at fault for using the words interchangeably as if they mean the same thing, but they do not, and unfortunately, it only adds to the confusion. These words have two different definitions and require two different types of treatment, […]

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Never Give Up – Supporting Your Loved One In Recovery

If you read our blog post on Thanksgiving weekend, you may have seen the incredible, supportive thoughts our Chief Medical Officers shared on how to navigate the holidays during recovery. It was written for our patients but it wasn’t but a few moments later when the messages came rolling in with family members asking for […]

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The Rise of Fentanyl–Laced Cocaine

The Rise of Fentanyl – Laced Cocaine While the opioid epidemic is making headlines as the nation’s leading drug crisis. It is important that the #2 drug on the rise is cocaine. Specifically, fentanyl-laced cocaine. Cocaine use is driven by several demands. One maybe occasional drug-users wanting to ‘have a good time’, others may be […]