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William Burroughs on Heroin Addiction
3 months ago

William Burroughs on Heroin Addiction

El Hombre Invisible, the Cosmonaut of Inner Space, Bill Lee, William S. Burroughs; the gaunt faced author of Naked Lunch & Junky, talks about his addiction to heroin in the following video interview …
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How I Got Clean: Robby Cooper of Detroit Muscle
9 months ago

How I Got Clean: Robby Cooper of Detroit Muscle

Here is an excerpt from the new novel, Detroit Muscle, author Jeff Vande Zande. He tells the story of Robby Cooper, an OxyContin addict in early recovery. His ex-girlfriend is …
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Suboxone: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
10 months ago

Suboxone: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Recently, the Obama administration has made it easier for people with opioid addictions to receive treatment. Suboxone, a brand of buprenorphine, is considered a form of medication assisted treatment. After …
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Heroin Addiction Recovery Without Shame
10 months ago

Heroin Addiction Recovery Without Shame

Heroin has had an tragic impact in America. In this TED Talk, Crystal Oertle tells her addiction story as she went from rock bottom to completely sober. After 12 years …
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Why Is Addiction Still on the Rise?
10 months ago

Why Is Addiction Still on the Rise?

The number drug overdoses have been dangerously increasing. In 2008, drug overdoses became the number one cause of accidental death in the U.S. In 2014, drug overdoses are responsible for …
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Video: Opioid Addiction and Treatment
10 months ago

Video: Opioid Addiction and Treatment

The fourth and last video in this series on opioids focuses on opioid addiction and treatment. First, there is a distinction to be made between dependence and addiction. Dependence is …
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Video: America’s Epidemic of Opioid Abuse
10 months ago

Video: America’s Epidemic of Opioid Abuse

The third video in this series of four draw attention to America’s epidemic of opioid abuse. While opioids work to alleviate pain, what else are they responsible for? About 1/3 of …
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Video: The Science of Opioids
10 months ago

Video: The Science of Opioids

“The Science of Opioids” is the second video featured in this series of 4 that explains the reception and breakdown of opioids in our brains and bodies. Follow the science, …
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Video: The History of Opioids
11 months ago

Video: The History of Opioids

Over the next few days, we’ll explore the history of opioids through 4 short videos. We’ll learn about the expansion of opioids in medicine, how they’ve changed over the years, and how they’ve been …
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Behind Prince’s Death
11 months ago

Behind Prince’s Death

The recent controversy over Prince’s death will hopefully catalyze a discussion between patient and doctor in regards to opioid pain treatment. After the accidental overdose of fentanyl by musical legend, …
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