Most opioid addictions begin with prescription pills such as OxyContin or Percocet.
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Congress, Big Pharma, and the Opioid Crisis

The Washington Post and “60 Minutes” released a report this weekend revealing how Congress and pharmaceutical companies deliberately allowed the opioid crisis in America to worsen by passing a law that crippled the Drug Enforcement Administration’s ability to combat the epidemic. The opioid epidemic itself has resulted in over 200,000 deaths in the past two decades, …

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The cycle of abuse can cause victims of domestic violence to feel confused about whether the abuse is real.
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She Isn’t Always Like This – DVAM Part II

Tuesday’s blog touched on the difficulty that some survivors of domestic violence have when they try to reconcile the good memories of their relationship with their abuse. In trying to reconcile the good with the bad, victims may start to rationalize the abusive behavior and second-guess themselves. This tendency of the victim to downplay their …

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Haunted Happenings in October

It’s October – a month of harvests and haunts. If you haven’t gotten in the spirit yet, here’s a list of haunted happenings in the triad to get you started. The first list covers kid-friendly events, while the second contains spookier events for adults. Click the dates to see the event website.

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The majority of opioid addictions start with prescription opioids given after surgery.
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Prescription Opioids- Addiction in Medicine’s Clothing

The opioid epidemic is a problem quickly shifting to the forefront of American consciousness, but it seems many people fail to grasp the breadth of the issue and just how close to home it truly is. For many people, the word “opioid” conjures up television images of too-skinny junkies in filthy rooms, or delinquent teenagers …

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