March 9, 2017

Opioid Addiction Among Older Adults

Anyone is susceptible to a drug overdose. Anyone! Attempting to wrap one’s head around the opioid addiction epidemic in America can cause one to become apoplectic with rage at the staggering death toll associated with this class of narcotics. After nearly two decades of heightened abuse rates and roughly...

August 3, 2016

Addiction Stigma: Shifting Cultural Perception

Ending the American opioid epidemic, arguably, starts with killing the stigma that has long accompanied people living with substance use disorders. For centuries those suffering from addiction we considered to have a moral failing and a weak constitution. And because of which, the few treatments available up until recent...

July 18, 2016

THE OTHER TRAGEDY BEHIND PRINCE’S DEATH

The following Op-Ed was published on CNN.com Monday, July 11th.--------------------------------------------------------Editor's Note - Chris Johnson is an emergency medicine physician who practices in the Twin Cities, Minnesota. He is chair of the Minnesota Department of Human Services Opioid Prescribing Work Group and serves on the Board of Physicians for Responsible...

June 7, 2016

American Opioid Epidemic Angel Programs

An unprecedented epidemic requires novel approaches, if the United States is ever going to rein in the prescription opioid painkiller and heroin epidemic that has brought hundreds of thousands Americans to their knees in despair—and thousands to their death. In 2014, 18,893 people lost their lives due to prescription...

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