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Heroin Abuse and Stricter Opioid Prescribing Policies

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Association Between Heroin Abuse And Opioid Prescribing Policies LOS ANGELES, Jan. 20, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Dr. Michael Lowenstein has undoubtedly heard the notion that restrictive prescribing policies on opioid painkillers have fueled the ongoing heroin epidemic. However, a recent review of current data in the New England Journal of Medicine finds little support for that […]

Senior Opioid Abuse | Dependence and Addiction

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  The opioid epidemic has deeply affected communities across the country. However, one group has received relatively little to no attention: senior citizens. Although many people think of the opioid crisis as primarily affecting young people, prescription senior opioid abuse is a growing problem. Seniors are affected by age-related conditions like arthritis, degenerative disk disease, […]

Drug Addiction – Is There a Cure?

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Is There a Cure For Drug Addiction? Everyone knows society stigmatizes drug addiction. The person who is caught in the throes of addiction is referred to an “addict,” not as a “person with an addiction problem.” Treatment providers often put aside the individual’s needs as the focus is on dealing with the addiction rather than the […]

What If Insurance Companies Stopped Covering Opioid Prescriptions?

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Cigna Health Stopped Covering Oxycontin The question “what if insurance companies stopped covering opioid prescriptions?” has come up numerous times over the years. Cigna Health has announced it will no longer cover costs for OxyContin, saying it’s part of the company’s effort to reduce the opioid epidemic. There might be a new way to fight […]

Drinking After Rehab In Touch Weekly Magazine

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Drinking after rehab: In Touch Weekly Magazine wrote an article for which they consulted Clare Waismann of the Waismann Method®. About the InTouch Magazine Drinking After Rehab Article on Jon Hamm The article is about the actor Jon Hamm and his alcohol consumption after rehabilitation. Excerpt from the In Touch Weekly, a celebrity news magazine: […]