Addiction – A State of Emergency

Addiction – A State of Emergency

As most of you know, the federal government has declared the Opioid Epidemic a National State of Emergency. That was some time ago and to our knowledge, a plan to accompany this state of emergency has not come to fruition. Approximately 150 people are dying every day...
Xanax Addiction: From Anxiety to Abuse

Xanax Addiction: From Anxiety to Abuse

Xanax is classified as a benzodiazepine and acts as a central nervous system depressant.  If taken as prescribed, Xanax has the ability to reduce physical tension, restlessness, and feelings of unease that are common with anxiety. Xanax is medically known as...
An Addiction to Kratom

An Addiction to Kratom

Recently, the U.S Food and Drug Administration classified Kratom as an opioid. Kratom, otherwise known as Mitragyna Speciosa, is a plant that grows in Thailand, Indonesia, and Malaysia. Recently, Kratom has gained popularity as an herbal remedy to treat pain,...
Opioids, Pain, & Accidents: The Devastating Consequences

Opioids, Pain, & Accidents: The Devastating Consequences

The first time I remember taking a prescription pill for non-medical use was after a minor surgery when I was in college. I had been prescribed opioids prior to this – however, I never remembered the feeling of relief so deeply as I did when I was 21 years old. I...