Opioid Addiction in the Middle-Aged and Elderly

Opioid Addiction in the Middle-Aged and Elderly

Society has struggled with substance abuse, addiction and its consequences throughout history. Despite the fact that opioid addiction has reached crisis levels, many middle-aged and older adults who face this epidemic still go unnoticed. In fact, the rates of opioid...
Cracking Down on Pill Mills

Cracking Down on Pill Mills

It’s no secret that prescription drug abuse can lead to heroin addiction. But it most likely does not happen in a cut and dry manner. It starts with doctors. Unfortunately, many of the doctors in pill mills do not care about their patients’ health. They...
Advertising and the Spread of Opioid Addiction

Advertising and the Spread of Opioid Addiction

Those who watched Julia Louis-Dreyfus host Saturday Night Live this past weekend may be aware of the controversy created after the show featured a fake advertisement for a product called “Heroin AM.” It presents itself as a harmless ad for an over-the-counter...

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