A 2014 study revealed an estimated 10% to 14% of healthcare practitioners will suffer from addiction in their lifetime. Although lawmakers and officials are beginning to recognize addiction as a [...]
A great number of those prescribed the medication are passing it on to others. Those who won’t be monitored by medical professionals. It also suggests that suboxone has become another street drug.
It’s because physical exercise impacts dopamine receptors in the brain. It therefore plays an important role in getting an edge on recovery.
A Newswatch 16 investigation shows the average age for deaths caused by heroin overdoses is 37 in Lackawanna, Luzerne and Schuylkill counties. More and more middle-aged folks are turning to [...]
Prescription drug abuse is a real crisis and, it’s no secret that it often crosses state lines. . So, does the government have any intervention plans?
“In the Shadow of Death: Jason’s Journey” captures what it really means to be struggling with drug addiction. These segments give a name to the statistic. They give a face to all of those we’ve lost.
Instead of treating this only like a criminal justice matter, Lackawanna County is recognizing this as a public health crisis. The County recognizes that the current rise in heroin and opioid [...]