Why are we Focusing on Addiction Instead of the Individual Behind It?

depressed man struggling with opioid dependence sitting on sidewalk

Reviewed by Clare Waismann, RAS / SUDCC The opioid crisis has become one of the deadliest phenomena of our time. With over 100 deaths a day in the U.S. from prescription and illicit opioid drugs, life expectancy has declined for the first time in many years. The escalation of this devastating issue was preventable. The tragic […]

Opioid Crisis: Expecting Different Results with the Same Old Approach

Concerned woman comforting another inopioid addiction rehab group at a therapy session

The U.S. government reported that 130 Americans die every day from an opioid overdose. The growing crisis costs the country approximately $75.8 billion a year in lost productivity, criminal justice intervention, and healthcare. Those costs are expected to keep rising in the coming years, according to a January 2019 U.S. News & World Report article. […]

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 […]