Author: Katie

While drug abuse is slowly rising in our nation we also see increase with maternal drug abuse which leads to harmful effects of an unborn baby. The use of opiates while pregnancy causes withdrawal symptoms called NEONATAL ABSTINENCE SYNDROME  It is estimated that every 25 minutes a baby...

Opioid Overdose Opioid overdose can happen: When a patient misunderstands the directions for use, accidentally takes an extra dose, or deliberately misuses a prescription opioid or an illicit drug like heroin If a person takes opioid medications prescribed for someone else If a person mixes opioids...

How do you know if you have an addiction? Addicts start the abuse for many different reasons. Some include stress management, pain management from their doctor, or experimenting in their youth. Sometimes we fall into an addiction without ever seeing that it is coming. An...