Addiction Recovery Blog

Meth In The Morning, Heroin At Night: Inside The Seesaw Struggle of Dual Addiction

June 19th / Bill Kellaway / Comment: 0

In the 25 years since she snorted her first line of methamphetamine at a club in San Francisco, Kim has redefined “normal” many times. At first, she says, it seemed like meth brought her back to her true self — … [Read More]

First successful prosecution of top pharmaceutical executives for crimes related to the illicit marketing and prescribing of opioids

May 2nd / Bill Kellaway / Comment: 0

CEO founder and four other top administrators were discovered guilty on Thursday in a plan including fixes and kickbacks to doctors who recommended a lot of a fentanyl splash to patients who didn’t require the painkiller. Following 15 days of … [Read More]

FDA approves first generic naloxone nasal spray to treat opioid overdose

April 23rd / Bill Kellaway / Comment: 0

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today granted final approval of the first generic naloxone hydrochloride nasal spray, commonly known as Narcan, a life-saving medication that can stop or reverse the effects of an opioid overdose. The agency is also … [Read More]

Medication Assisted Treatment ( MAT ) gets a big expansion in California

April 17th / Bill Kellaway / Comment: 1

In an effort to address the opioid epidemic throughout the state, the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) is implementing the California Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) Expansion Project. The California MAT Expansion Project aims to increase access to MAT, … [Read More]

Five States to Pilot ‘Rating System for Addiction Treatment Programs’

April 4th / Bill Kellaway / Comment: 0

The rating system would drive improvement by setting a standard in the industry and increasing transparency and accountability.  Five states are partnering with national nonprofit Shatterproof to create the Rating System for Addiction Treatment Programs — a system that would … [Read More]

OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma explores bankruptcy

March 4th / Bill Kellaway / Comment: 0

OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma LP is exploring filing for bankruptcy to address potentially significant liabilities from roughly 2,000 lawsuits alleging the drug manufacturer contributed to the deadly opioid crisis sweeping the United States, people familiar with the matter said on … [Read More]

Doctors say controversial treatment for new moms with drug addiction a success

February 18th / Bill Kellaway / Comment: 0

Doctors say a treatment strategy is a proven success in battling the opioid epidemic among new mothers even though it still has some opponents. Doctors say a treatment strategy is a proven success in battling the opioid epidemic among new … [Read More]

Novel app may help anticipate opioid overdose

January 10th / Bill Kellaway / Comment: 0

A recently developed app identified changes in breathing patterns that preceded likely opioid overdoses, as well as during an actual overdose, according to a report recently published in Science Translational Medicine. “Existing, human-based approaches to diagnose overdose rely on medical-grade equipment … [Read More]

The 5 Important Aspects of your Life and How Substance Abuse Affects Them

December 10th / Bill Kellaway / Comment: 0

Every action a person performs in his life has an effect on him. Repetitive and constant actions have an even bigger and deeper impact on how his life is. Of course, the facets of his life cannot be contained into … [Read More]

Mission Viejo Inpatient – Drug Rehab

October 9th / Bill Kellaway / Comment: 0

Founded in 2007 in Mission Viejo, CA our staff has helped hundreds of alcoholics and users begin the road to recovery. Let us help you or family member with the hopelessness, embarrassment, anxiety, fear and shame that has overtaken your … [Read More]

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