opioid epidemic

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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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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Ringo Starr and Joe Walsh Discuss American Drug Addiction and their Lives in Recovery
March 19, 2019

Joe Walsh and Ringo Starr Team Up to Address American Drug Addiction

We can all imagine a scenario in which we’re listening to a collaboration between Ringo Starr and Joe Walsh and saying, however…

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Employers Feel Effects of Increased Marijuana and Opioid Use
March 15, 2019

Employers Feel Effects of Increased Marijuana and Opioid Use

Do you know someone at work from whom you can easily score marijuana or prescription painkillers? Have you seen someone die from…

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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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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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Opioid Addiction Costing Employers More Money
April 10, 2018

Opioid Addiction Treatment Costs Increase for Large Employers

The toll of the opioid addiction epidemic continues to mount. The latest victim, according to data from the Kaiser Family Foundation, is…

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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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Opioid Overdoses Increase in 2018
March 12, 2018

Opioid Overdoses Increase in 2018

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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American Opioid Overdoses Rise in 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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The Whole Package: Dealing with Health Issues from Opioid Addiction
January 24, 2018

Dealing with Health Issues from Opioid Addiction

By the time opioid addiction takes of us or the people we love, there is a five-alarm urgency to get into treatment…

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Fentanyl Abuse
January 8, 2018

New Bill Could Mean Progress in Fight against Fentanyl Abuse

New York Senator Chuck Schumer is urging President Trump to sign a bill into law that could strike a significant blow in…

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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
November 27, 2017

Could Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Be an Alternative to Opioids for Chronic Pain?

Chronic pain is a condition that has confounded physicians and the medical community at large for years. It was instrumental in the…

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Opioid addiction in the US
November 1, 2017

The Treatment Gap: A Look at Why So Many People Aren’t Getting Help for Opioid Addiction in the US

Last year marked another landmark year for opioid fatalities. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that over 50,000 people died…

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Florida Opioid Addiction
October 12, 2017

Expert Panel Paints Grim Picture of Florida Opioid Addiction Crisis for Senate Committee

On Monday, in a state that can arguably be characterized as Ground Zero for the national opioid epidemic, a committee of clinicians,…

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August 23, 2017

Is an Anti-Opioid Abuse Vaccine on the Horizon?

It may sound like science fiction; however, as opioid abuse continues to ravage the United States, clinicians and stakeholders are working harder…

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