What are Addiction Specialists?

What are Addiction Specialists?

In each type of medical specialty, there are professionals that have expert knowledge that can be used to help people. If you or someone you care about is dealing with a drug or alcohol problem, addiction specialists can offer knowledge and experience-based advice and support. Their assistance can be pivotal in obtaining help for a Continue Reading

How Tolerance Builds from Drug or Alcohol Use

How Tolerance Builds from Drug or Alcohol Use

Using a drug or alcohol can cause changes to the way that the substance impacts the body. Over time, tolerance can build up and an individual may need to take more of the substance to obtain the same effect. By recognizing the way that tolerance builds up, it is easier to determine if it is Continue Reading

Prescription drug overdose deaths have reached epidemic levels in Utah. Out of all 50 states, Utah ranks eighth in the number of prescription drugs overdose deaths, according to Utah’s Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health. Despite a brief drop in 2008, deaths from prescription drug abuse are up by 400% over the last decade. Continue Reading

Doctor Selling Drugs is Sentenced to Nearly Five Years in Prison

Doctor Selling Drugs is Sentenced to Nearly Five Years in Prison and is Used as A Cautionary Tale A doctor selling drugs was sentenced to three months shy of five years in a federal prison and a subsequent period of three years of supervised release on Monday. William Joseph Watson of Del Mar, Calif., a Continue Reading

Official Drug Advisers Reject Time Limit on Methadone Substitution for Addicts

Should the government enforce mandatory limits on the length of methadone substitution treatment? In Britain, at least, the answer is now a resounding “no”. According to a report released in early November by the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs (ACMD), imposing a blanket timeline on methadone substitution treatment “would lead to high rates Continue Reading