Posts Categorized: Drugs

Talking to Your Kids About Prescription Drug Abuse

The best thing you can do as a parent amid the current opioid crisis is to talk to your teen about the dangers of prescription drug abuse. In fact, according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), kids who learn about the risks of drugs at home are up to 50 percent less likely to… Read more »

One Simple Strategy to Help Prevent Opioid Overdose Deaths

We are currently facing one of the deadliest drug epidemics in history. Since 1999, the rate of overdose deaths involving prescription opioids has quadrupled, resulting in the deaths of more than 15,000 Americans each year. As a result, we’ve invested heavily in research and addiction prevention programs to help curb the opioid epidemic. And, researchers… Read more »

We Need a Better Understanding of Pain and Precision Medicine

The opioid epidemic is hard to ignore. Statistically speaking, you’ve likely encountered at least one friend or family member who has experienced the devastating effects of opioid addiction. Due to the dramatic and widespread increase in opioid addiction, the scientific community has responded by investing in new therapies to alleviate the symptoms of withdrawal and… Read more »