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chronic pain

What to Know About Chronic Pain and Suicide Risk

September 10 Is World Suicide Prevention DayKate Spade and Anthony Bourdain, two high-profile celebrities who killed themselves earlier this year, are just the tip of the iceberg.In 2016 (the most recent year for which...
Narcan and Overdose

Narcan: What Is It and How Did it Revive Demi Lovato?

When news broke that Demi Lovato overdosed on heroin, people were in shock. The singer had been sober for six years. It was only when she released her song ‘Sober’ in June that we...
kurt cobain death

Kurt Cobain’s Death and the Stigma of Depression

Twenty-four years ago, Nirvana front man Kurt Cobain committed suicide at the age of 27 on April 5, 1994. The conversation surrounding mental illness and suicide has evolved as people have become more candid about...
Darryl Strawberry book Don't Give Up on Me

Review of Darryl Strawberry’s Book: Don’t Give Up on Me

Darryl Strawberry’s new book, Don’t Give Up on Me, takes the reader on a journey through the MLB All-Star’s life, starting with his childhood living with an alcoholic, abusive father. Forced to begin his...
depression

Addiction: Is it About the Drugs or Something Else?

Addiction. That word holds a lot of baggage for many people. Broken relationships, missed opportunities and pointed fingers. But the addict isn’t always the one to blame. Doctors are reporting that undiagnosed mental issues...

Brand-Name or Nothing: No Choice When It Comes to OxyContin

If you take an opioid analgesic to ease serious pain, you don't need to be told that there's rampant abuse of such drugs and that a crackdown to curtail it can mean that it's...
Pain killer Opioids

New Data: Opioids Are Driving More Overdoses

If you're taking an opioid for pain relief, you know it comes with risks, including the worst one that you could die from an overdose. Data released in February by the National Center for...
syringe

Researchers Find A Way To Block Addiction To Opiates

In an amazing breakthrough, scientists discover a way to block the addiction to heroin and morphine, while still offering pain relief.For years, patients have fallen prey to one of the world's most addictive substances....