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Author: Shannon Persad

NJ Department of Health Receives 7.4 Million to Fight Opioid Overdoses

Sep 20, 2019
The Center for Disease Control (CDC) Overdose Data to Action has given the New Jersey Department of Health a 7.4 million federal grant to fight the opioid overdose epidemic. With...

How to Break the Cycle of Addiction

Sep 20, 2019
According to the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM), addiction is defined as a “primary, chronic disease of brain reward, motivation, memory, and related circuitry.” As a person becomes addicted...

Do You Need Treatment for Alcohol Withdrawal Symptoms?

Sep 20, 2019
The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) defines alcohol use disorder as “chronic relapsing brain disease characterized by compulsive alcohol use, loss of control over alcohol intake, and...

Company Accused of Fueling Opioid Crisis Files for Bankruptcy

Sep 20, 2019
In recent events surrounding the opioid crisis, Purdue Pharma files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Purdue Pharma is known for creating the infamous opioid prescription medication, OxyContin. For years, Purdue Pharma...

New Jersey Institute of Technology Tracks Drug Abuse with Analytics

Sep 17, 2019
Drug abuse is rampant across New Jersey, and it’s not just opioids. Many drugs have street names that are not trackable, which leads to unreported claims of abuse, overdose, and...

Six Ways to Fight the Opioid Crisis

Sep 17, 2019
While efforts to combat the opioid epidemic continues, such as the recent funding of 1.8 billion from the government, the problem will not go away overnight. According to the National...

Are You Substituting Your Addiction in Recovery?

Sep 17, 2019
During addiction, dopamine levels increase during drug use, creating dependency on that drug. Once people have entered sobriety, they may turn to substitutes. For instance, many recovering addicts may turn...

U.S. Government Announces 1.8 Billion to States to Fight Opioid Crisis

Sep 9, 2019
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has announced the current administration will fund states with 1.8 billion dollars to combat the opioid crisis. The main objective of...

Pharmacies in New Jersey That Sold the Most Opioids During Crisis

Sep 9, 2019
A report in June from The Washington Post has shed light on pharmacies that sold the most opioids as the epidemic reached new heights. It starts with the Drug Enforcement...

How to Prevent a Relapse

Sep 9, 2019
One of the hardest things to do in your recovery is preventing a drug-related relapse. For instance, there are triggers that give you cravings or entice you to use drugs...
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