War on Drugs

A Brief Lesson in the War on Drugs

Since the war on drugs began almost 50 years ago, we have learned much about the science of addiction. Today, we know that when an adolescent is exposed to substances that produce pleasure chemically, the individual’s brain undergoes permanent changes regarding their balance of pleasure and pain. The typical response to substances that cause the […]

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Facts About Roxicodone You Should Know in 2020

  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 2020. 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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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, […]