Stroke and Endocarditis Linked to Injecting Opioid Drugs, Even in Young People

young man in hospital bed being treated for endocarditis and stroke related to injecting opiates

As the opioid epidemic continues, the sad news keeps piling up about the effects of opioid drugs on people’s health and well-being. The risks of overdose, mental health problems, and infectious disease among people struggling with opioid addiction are well documented. Now, a new study by Setareh Salehi Omran, MD, fellow in vascular neurology at […]

Opioid Addiction vs. Opioid Dependence – Differences Between Symptoms and Treatment

Pills spilling out of a prescription bottle. Prescription opioid dependence and addition can require medical detox.

People frequently — and mistakenly — use the terms “opioid dependence” and “opioid addiction” interchangeably. Still, these conditions are very different, and the treatment a person receives can mean the difference between life and death. What Is Opioid Dependence? Opioid dependence is not the same as addiction. Physical dependence can occur as the brain, and […]

U.S Medical Community Unites Against Painkiller Abuse

Pills spilling out of a prescription bottle. Prescription opioid dependence and addition can require medical detox.

Prescription Painkiller Abuse The Opioid Crisis BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Aug. 5, 2015,/PRNewswire/ — As the rate of prescription painkiller abuse skyrockets in the United States. Aa coalition of 27 medical groups have banded together to address this serious threat to public health. The Waismann Method Medical Group applauds their efforts to reinvigorate the fight against […]