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Opioid Addiction

4 Major Impacts of Opioid Addiction on the Body

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By Lakeview Health Lakeview Health Meet The Editorial Team Published: December 6, 2020 Opioid addiction is a serious disease. This type of drug is highly addictive. It may create a sense of euphoria for you and alleviate feelings of pain. Yet, over time, it damages many of the organs of your body, putting you at

White Paper Underlines Gender-Specific Challenges for Women in Overcoming Opioid Addiction

By Lakeview Health Lakeview Health Meet The Editorial Team Published: February 23, 2017 A recent white paper from the Office on Women’s Health concluded that the prevalence of prescription opioid and heroin use among women is substantial. It provided dramatic statistical data on what kind of impact the opioid addiction epidemic is having on women.

Lakeview Health Podcast with Brian Fuehrlein, M.D., Ph.D.

By Philip Hemphill Philip Hemphill Meet The Editorial Team Published: February 14, 2017 The January Professional Lecture Series was presented by Brian Fuehrlein, M.D., Ph.D. He is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Yale School of Medicine and Director, Psychiatric Emergency Room at VA Connecticut Healthcare System. His presentation, Denial, Promises and Excuses: The Disease Process

The Pain of Addiction: Self-Harm and Opioids

By Lakeview Health Lakeview Health Meet The Editorial Team Published: November 14, 2016 The Lengths People Will Go Doctor shopping is a common way of trying to score painkillers. People in active addiction will visit numerous doctors and hospitals in an attempt to obtain multiple prescriptions for opioids. But medical facilities are aware of this

Prescription for Change: President Obama and Macklemore Team Up to Combat Opioid Epidemic

By Lakeview Health Lakeview Health Meet The Editorial Team Published: October 8, 2016 Last year, Macklemore took on the opioid epidemic with a new song. “Kevin” addressed the addiction crisis with lyrics like “a pill that a doctor prescribed / and a drug that a million dollar industry supplied,” homing in on the controversial use

Addiction Big Topic at the DNC

By Lakeview Health Lakeview Health Meet The Editorial Team Published: July 26, 2016 Monday’s first day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia highlighted the addiction crisis in America. It started when the mayor of Boston introduced himself AA style: “Good evening, my name is Marty Walsh and I am an alcoholic.” Walsh then recalled

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Opioid Addiction

By Lakeview Health Lakeview Health Meet The Editorial Team Published: December 22, 2011 Achieving sobriety is likely to be one of the toughest challenges ever faced for a person who is addicted to heroin or prescription pain medications such as OxyContin, Percocet, and Vicodin. Much like addiction to alcohol, cocaine, or any other drug,  people