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new data shows marijuana doesn't improve opioid overdose rates

Study Finds Medical Marijuana Doesn’t Lower Opioid Overdose Rates

Marijuana has been put forward as something of a ‘wonder’ solution for many ailments. Many people have even suggested that marijuana has merit as a ‘substitute’ for opioids as a means of curbing opioid dependency. Now it seems that medically-prescribed marijuana does nothing to help those suffering from the misery of reliance upon opioids from …

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massachusetts enacting changes to help laborers dealing with opioid addiction

Massachusetts Taking a Stand to Help Laborers Deal with Opioid Addiction

The current opioid crisis in the USA is having a severely detrimental effect on many aspects of community and commercial life. The construction industry has been hardest hit, with massive losses to the pool of available workers due to opioid addiction. Now a few organizations in Massachusetts are taking steps to raise awareness. The contribution …

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medical schools changing how they teach students about opioid addiction

Medical Schools Changing the Way They Teach Students About Treating Opioid Addiction

Just after the turn of the century, medical professionals began to be taught that a patient being in pain was as serious as a patient having high blood pressure or difficulty in breathing. Many doctors provided solutions for those suffering from long-term pain, and in the majority of cases, that solution was a prescribed opioid. …

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minneapolis reeling from opioid crisis

The Opioid Crisis Continues to Haunt Minneapolis

Despite efforts by both national and federal agencies, the opioid crisis shows no signs of abating, and that appears to be significantly true in Minneapolis. In a recent report, the police in Minneapolis issued figures that counted 65 overdoses in the area in just nine days. In better news, only one of those overdose incidents …

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Connecticut lawmakers looking at four bills to curb opioid crisis

Four Bills That Could Curb Opioid Use in Connecticut

Finally, it seems, the people in charge are beginning to take the opioid crisis seriously – and it’s about time too as around 70,000 adults die each year from opioid-related overdoses. Four bills are set to be introduced by the state of Connecticut, all aimed at curbing the number of opioid-related fatalities within the state. …

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