opioid crisis

What I Wish I Had Known About Suboxone & Methadone During My Pregnancies

What I Wish I Had Known About Suboxone & Methadone During My Pregnancies

I am in a unique position to write about my experiences with pregnancy and medication-assisted treatment, like methadone and buprenorphine, for opioid addiction because I have used both of the mainstream MAT options during two separate pregnancies.

October 27th is Drug Take Back Day: Tips on How to Ditch Your Drugs

October 27th is Drug Take Back Day: Tips on How to Ditch Your Drugs

October 28th is National Drug Take Back Day. Across the country, you can turn in unwanted prescription medication for safe, anonymous disposal. 90 Americans die each day from opioid overdose. Drug Take Back Day is the perfect time to ditch drugs, and take back your life. Here’s three steps:

Why Construction Workers Are at Higher Risk for Opioid Addiction, and What to Do About It

Why Construction Workers Are at Higher Risk for Opioid Addiction, and What to Do About It

A recent study in Massachusetts illuminated what occupations carry a greater risk for opioid dependence and overdose death. Construction workers, fishers, farmers, material movers, repairmen, transportation workers, food service workers and healthcare support workers in Massachusetts all had significantly higher rates of opioid overdose deaths compared to the average.