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Study Links Opioid Crisis and Mental Illness

Opioid Crisis and Mental Illness

An abundance of opioid overdose deaths has led to an epidemic around the world. Along with the rest of the globe, there has been a high degree of opioid deaths in Canada. While measures have been taken toward solving this problem, including reducing the number of opioids prescribed in medical settings, the problem does not […]

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 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. […]