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Major Opioid Distributor Indicted on Felony Drug Charges for Fueling the Opioid Epidemic

Rochester Drug Cooperative is the 6th largest pharmaceutical distributor in the nation and they have recently reached an agreement to pay the federal government $20 million in order to settle various disputes that have allegedly contributed to the opioid crisis. Not only do these civil and criminal disputes claim that Rochester Drug Cooperative helped ignite […]

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How to Stop Enabling Your Addicted Adult Child

Before a child is even born, most parents already assume responsibility for every outcome that comes along with bringing that child into the world. They recognize and even sometimes believe every decision they make will ultimately determine their child’s successes and failures. During pregnancy, some choices may influence a child’s psychology and future health. For […]

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Benefits of Treating Addiction as a Three-Part Disease

Addiction has been named “disease of the brain”. Complex and often confusing, this disease is not limited to attacking the thinking and behaviors of an individual, but physically, and spiritually as well. Just like with any disease, it is important that the patient and the healthcare professional are aware of the causes and symptoms in […]

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Opioid Deaths Are Now More Common Than Car Crash Deaths In America

Americans are now more likely to die from opioid abuse than car crashes. New data from the National Safety Council (NSC) shows that the rate of opioid deaths has increased to 1 in 96 people, which is more than the 1 in 103 people who die from car crashes. Opioids, over the years, have been […]

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Vivitrol For Opioid And Alcohol Dependency

One of the major challenges drugs and alcohol addicts face is maintaining abstinence after detoxification. The cravings for the substance they’re trying to become free of sometimes get the better of them and they end up going back to abuse the substance, making their recovery attempt futile. As a result, health care professionals are providing […]

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