Data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey indicate that while adult use of prescription opioids for pain has doubled since 1988-1994, rates of use have remained stable in recent years.
An Arizona community event on the risks and rewards of playing football received the support of an addiction treatment facility that has an exclusive arrangement with a group assisting retired athletes.
New Year’s is often a time of reflection and self assessment. For chronic pain patients resolving to end their dependence on addictive prescription pain medications, a new online self-assessment is available.
The technique can provide an alternative to the drugs commonly used to treat attention-deficit disorder and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, which have the potential to spark addiction or relapse.