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On the morning of the Opioid test trial in Cleveland, four companies reached a settlement with Summit and Cuyahoga counties and withdrew as defendants.
Federal prosecutors have charged Jessica Joyce Spayd and Dr. Lavern R. Davidhizar with overprescribing Opioids and fueling addiction in Alaska.
Individuals with co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders are presenting in increasing numbers in a variety of treatment settings.
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A team of scientists discovered a fungus with unique molecular structures which allowed them to synthesize an alternative, Opioid-free painkiller.
Johnson & Johnson will avoid a trial for Opioid manufacturers after reaching a $20.4 million settlement with Cuyahoga County and Summit County in Ohio.
The Supreme Court Spares the Sacklers Another Trial On December 9, the United States Supreme Court declined to consider a lawsuit against the Sackler family that the State of Arizona presented directly to the nation’s highest tribunal earlier this year. The Sackler family owns Purdue Pharmaceuticals, the manufacturer and vendor of OxyContin. Almost every state and … Continued
With Lawsuits Settled, the Opioid Trial in Cleveland Will Not Proceed The litigation timeline for over 2,600 lawsuits against Opioid manufacturers and distributors was scheduled to culminate in a federal trial in Cleveland, Ohio on October 21. However, four of the defendants reached a settlement with Summit County and Cuyahoga County, the two plaintiffs, on the … Continued
Two Medical Professionals Arrested and Charged for Illegal Opioid Distribution in Alaska On October 9, the United States Attorney for the District of Alaska announced charges against a doctor and a nurse for irresponsibly and unnecessarily prescribing hundreds of thousands of Opioid painkillers. The doctor and the nurse managed separate medical practices and never collaborated … Continued
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External and Internal Motivations for Treatment Many people enter treatment for co-occurring disorders with motivations from external pressure. A person might experience pressure to start treatment from the legal system, significant others, family, friends, employers, housing authorities, child protective services, and doctors. In other words, there is usually the handprint on someone’s back pushing a … Continued
Change Is Inevitable, but Positive Behavior Change Takes Work Change is rarely something a person does willingly. It’s human nature that doing things in a certain way becomes comfortable. A person tends to choose familiar over the unfamiliar and the known over the unknown. Even when a person is doing things that aren’t healthy, those … Continued
How Do I Get Off Of Opioids? Opioids, also known as Opiates, are pain-relieving, mood-altering chemicals that can be either prescribed by a physician for pain management, or used illicitly, such as Heroin. Opioids target the brain’s reward system by flooding the circuit with a neurotransmitter, dopamine, which is present in regions of the brain … Continued