Millions of people in the United States are struggling with a dependence on opioids. And this problem continues to grow. Opioid use disorder is often viewed as a moral failing. In reality, it’s actually a chronic disease like diabetes or asthma. And like other chronic diseases, opioid use disorders can… Continue Reading This Treatment Can Help Curb the Opioid Epidemic

>>Thompson: FEW STATES HAVE BEEN HIT HARDER BY THE OPIOID EPIDEMIC THAN MASSACHUSETTS. LAST YEAR ALONE, ABOUT 2,000 PEOPLE THERE DIED OF OPIOID- RELATED OVERDOSES. FOR FRIENDS AND FAMILY LOOKING TO HELP THEIR LOVED ONES ON THE ROAD TO RECOVERY, THE STATE HAS A LAW THAT SENDS MEN IN PARTICULAR… Continue Reading Massachusetts jails men to provide drug addiction treatment

This video was made possible by WIX. If you are ready to create a website, head over to wix.com/go/infographics to try out one of their premium plans right now. Heroin was first manufactured in 1898 by the Bayer pharmaceutical company of Germany and marketed as a treatment for tuberculosis as… Continue Reading What Does Heroin Do To Your Body?

— Maine has one of the highest overdose rates in the country… — Mr. Speaker, no one living in Maine today can ignore the addiction epidemic that is upon us. — …and the state has responded aggressively, by passing one of the nation’s strictest laws on prescribing opioids. It caps… Continue Reading Maine’s Strict Opioid Law Is Harming Chronic Pain Patients | World of Hurt (HBO)

>>The first time I tried heroin, not only did I like it, I loved it. It just gave me a sense of peace that I didn’t have to worry about stuff anymore. I just wanted to be free of worrying about stuff all the time. You know, I was a… Continue Reading Beating Opioid Addiction | Joy’s Story