Category: Addiction

Crime

Purdue Pharma To Plead Guilty To Opioid Criminal Charges

Purdue Pharma Agrees To Plead Guilty To 3 Opioid Criminal Charges On October 21, 2020, the pharmaceutical company Purdue Pharma agreed to plead guilty to 3 federal criminal charges. According to experts, the company helped drive the Opioid epidemic which led to the death of more than 470,000 people since 2000. The new $8.3 billion … Continued

Epidemic

Study Finds Correlation Between Opioid Overdoses and Car Factory Closures

A Tragic Link Between Car Factory Closures and the Opioid Epidemic Last December, a team of researchers from the University of Pennsylvania published a study in the academic journal JAMA Internal Medicine which found a correlation between Opioid overdoses and the diminishing manufacturing sector of the American economy. “Our findings confirm the general intuition that declining … Continued

Recovery

Recovery, Daily Routine, and the Power of Intentionality

After Addiction Comes a Vacuum For many of us, the final stages of our addictive behavior found us unable to incorporate any real structure into our daily lives. Very little about our lifestyle and relationships resembled living intentionally or with any real feeling of ownership or empowerment. Substances and compulsive behaviors drove our bus for … Continued

Expert Advice

The Increasing Frequency of Addiction and Co-Occurring Disorders

How Common Are Co-Occurring Disorders? Individuals with co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders are presenting in increasing numbers in a variety of treatment settings. Why is that? The increase can be traced by several reasons; first, there is an increase awareness of co-occurring disorders in addiction treatment. To some extent new information and a … Continued

Crime

Reckitt Benckiser, Former Invidior Parent Company, Settles US Investigation for $1.4 Billion

Reckitt Benckiser Pays the Biggest Opioid Settlement in History On July 11, Reckitt Benckiser, a UK-based health products manufacturer, reached an agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission to pay a settlement of $1.4 billion for its role in fueling the Opioid Epidemic. Reckitt Benckiser was the parent company of … Continued

Crime

Insys Becomes First Opioid Manufacturer to File for Bankruptcy Protection

Insys, a Major Contributor to the Opioid Epidemic, Faces Justice In 1990, billionaire John Kapoor founded Insys Therapeutics. His company was destined to grow into a painkiller producer worth almost $150 million by 2017. Although Insys was successful for many years, recent awareness of the catastrophic Opioid Epidemic which Insys helped supply has finally stopped … Continued

Epidemic

Fentanyl Killing More People than Heroin in Northeast

Fentanyl Deaths on the Rise as Heroin Overdoses Decline Since 2010, the tidal wave of prescription Opioid abuse has started to subside with the government crackdown on Opioid manufacturers and distributors. So, too, have rates of Heroin addiction and overdose fallen in more recent years. In 2018, only 4 of New Hampshire’s 397 Opioid-related deaths … Continued

Prevention

New Utah Moms Suffering High Rates of Opioid-Related Deaths 

New Mothers Affected by Postpartum Depression and Opioid Addiction The Opioid Epidemic continues to devastate the lives of many, and new sources reveal expecting mothers are also victims of the addiction and overdose crisis. They may often go unaccounted for in the calculation of national statistics, according to a University of Utah Health study. The study … Continued

Prevention

Patients Who Need Opioids Protest New Regulations, Stigma

Caught in the Middle of a Crisis A mother with breast cancer pulls her car over and records her frustrations after leaving a Rite Aid pharmacy. April Grove Doyle discloses her experiences through a tearful confession that she was frustrated and only gets her pain pills once each month to last 2 or 3 weeks. … Continued