opioid crisis

Substance Abuse Treatment
March 27, 2020

Why Treatment is Essential During a Pandemic

By now, the majority of people in the United States are currently practicing some form of social distancing or self-quarantine. With the…

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Opioid Addiction Treatment and the Black Community
January 22, 2020

Opioid Addiction and the Black Community

Opioid addiction doesn’t discriminate based on sex, finances, or social status. It does, however, unfairly impact the black community in the United…

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What will the Ohio opioid addiction settlement mean for treatment?
October 22, 2019

Big Pharma Pays Hundreds of Millions in Ohio Opioid Addiction Settlement

Drug makers AmerisourceBergen, Cardinal Health, Teva and McKesson will pay a combined $260 million to Ohio’s Cuyahoga and Summit counties. The settlement…

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State AG Herbert Slatery Weighs in on Purdue Opioid Addiction Settlement
September 17, 2019

Tennessee AG Weighs In on Purdue Bankruptcy Amid Escalating Opioid Addiction

Tennessee Attorney General Herbert Slatery says he’s content with Purdue Pharma using Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection to pay out a $10 billion…

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Landmark opioid lawsuit results in $572 million verdict for Oklahoma.
August 27, 2019

Oklahoma Opioid Lawsuit Verdict Sets New Standard for Drug Maker Culpability

Yesterday, in what has become the most notable opioid lawsuit in history, an Oklahoma judge ordered drug manufacturer, and Johnson & Johnson…

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Paul Pelllnger on WIOD Radio
August 15, 2019

Paul Pellinger Discusses Opioid Addiction Crisis in 610 WIOD Radio Interview

Recovery Unplugged Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer Paul Pellinger recently dropped by Miami’s 610 WIOD Radio to discuss how the opioid crisis…

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children opioid epidemic,
July 18, 2019

Children: Invisible Victims of the Opioid Epidemic

Children often bear the brunt of their parents’ mistakes, and we’re learning that the opioid addiction crisis is no exception to this…

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Opioid Crises
February 7, 2019

Sackler Family and Purdue Pharma Face Lawsuits Over Role in Opioid Crisis

In 2017, opioids killed over 47,600 Americans, a large portion of whom died from legally regulated prescription painkillers. For a long time,…

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Opioid Addiction Leads to Another Decline in US Life Expectancy
December 3, 2018

Opioid Addiction Leads to Decline in US Life Expectancy…Again

Around this time last year, Recovery Unplugged published a piece about a decline in life expectancy to the United States that was…

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The Role of Kratom in Opioid Addiction
November 13, 2018

Examining the Role of Kratom in the Opioid Crisis

The opioid overdose crisis has reached such epic proportions that it’s been declared a nationwide epidemic, with overdose and addiction rates ravaging…

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99-1: Senate Passes Comprehensive Opioid Addiction Bill
September 21, 2018

99-1: Senate Passes Comprehensive Opioid Addiction Bill

In a political climate in which we find ourselves so viscerally divided; so entrenched in our ways of thinking; so immovable that…

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Is opioid addiction in the United States on the decline?
July 16, 2018

Is Opioid Addiction in the United States Beginning to Decline?

A promising report from health insurance leader Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) saw a five percent drop in opioid addiction among their…

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Common Signs of Opiate Addiction
July 10, 2018

Common Signs of Opiate Addiction

Opiate addiction has been sweeping the nation in the past twenty years and has officially been declared a public health epidemic. The…

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FDA Holds Meetings on Prescription Opioids for Chronic Pain
July 9, 2018

FDA Holds Meetings on Prescription Opioids for Chronic Pain

Food and Drug Administration (FDA) commissioner Scott Gottlieb issued a statement this morning reaffirming the agency’s endorsement of prescription opioids for chronic…

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Children at Increased Risk for Buprenorphine Poisoning
June 25, 2018

Children’s Exposure to Buprenorphine Rises over 200 Percent

Just as the FDA has approved the first-ever generic form of Suboxone® (buprenorphine and naloxone), a new study has revealed that an…

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FDA Approves Generic Suboxone to Treat Opioid Addiction
June 18, 2018

FDA Approves First Generic Versions of Suboxone® for Opioid Addiction Treatment

In a move that many are speculating will increase access to quality opioid addiction treatment, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has…

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FDA Approves Lucemyra for Opioid Withdrawal
May 24, 2018

What Does Approval of Lucemyra™ Mean for Future Opioid Withdrawal Treatment?

Last week the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the first non-opioid drug to help patients manage severe opioid withdrawal syndrome. The…

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Opioid Treatment in Texas
April 4, 2018

Lawmakers Prepare to Tackle Opioid Abuse in Texas

In the wake of escalating overdose rates and lack of access to quality treatment resources, legislators in the lone star state claim…

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American Opioid Overdoses Rise in 2018
March 12, 2018

Opioid Overdoses Rise…Again

In a bit of expected yet unwelcome news, opioid overdoses have risen in the United States. Despite all the hand wringing from…

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March 7, 2018

Heroin(e) Documentary Takes Comprehensive Look at Opioid Addiction

Three days after the awards were presented, the political opinions were expressed and Frances McDormand’s statue was stolen and recovered, one of…

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