Author: Matthew Steiner

Legalization of Marijuana in Four More US States

There’s been hundreds of cannabis-related bills introduced since state legislature started to reconvene in January, 2018. Because of all the new legislature, 2018 is set to become one of the biggest years ever for marijuana policies in various state capitols. New Legislature: Before 2018, no state had ever legalized cannabis through the legislative process. However, this has changed when the Vermo...

Intranasal Ketamine Shows Promise in Treating Depression and Suicidal Thoughts

A ketamine nasal spray has shown promise in rapidly treating the symptoms of major depression and suicidal thoughts. The recent study published online in The American Journal of Psychiatry a double-blind trial compared the standard treatment in addition to a placebo for rapid depression treatment and suicidal thoughts. Read on to find out further information about the study and the findings resear...

Illinois Lawmakers Pass Bill to Replace Opiate Prescriptions with Medical Marijuana

On June 15th, 2018, people in the state of Illinois who have a prescription for opiate painkillers may be eligible for medical marijuana. Today, lawmakers passed a bill allowing anyone with a prescription for opiates to be eligible for the state’s medical marijuana program. Illinois Medical Marijuana Program With passing the new law, Illinois joins other states at looking to medical marijuana to h...

Healing the Body and Soul:  The Use of Ayahuasca Assisted Therapy to Treat Substance Use Disorders

Written by: Elie De Franca, LCSW, LCADC Ayahuasca is an Amazonian plant mixture that is capable of inducing altered states of consciousness, which may last anywhere from four to right hours after ingestion.  The effects of this plant mixture can range from mildly stimulating to extremely visionary.  Ayahuasca is used primarily as a medicine and as a shamanic means of communication, typically in a ...

Addiction Programs that Use Suboxone

Opiate drugs such as OxyContin, Vicodin and Percocet have taken over the pharmaceutical market, with heroin being the deadliest street drug effecting the United States. Many people become addicted to opiates because they are easily accessible and have such a high propensity for dependence. Addiction programs that use suboxone help people become clean from opiate dependence, while under the supervi...

Ibogaine Treatment as a Possible Alternative Solution for Addiction

Drugs and alcohol have become a growing point of concern for people all over the country. While this dialogue does draw attention to a problem of epidemic proportions, it has failed to provide the viable solutions to help treat those afflicted. Addiction is Spreading Addiction doesn’t discriminate. It can strike anyone from any walk of life at any time. Understanding this can help us to understand...

Suboxone Clinics Maryland – New Approach To Opiate Addiction

We are Proud to Open Our New Suboxone Clinic Finding a suboxone clinic in the Baltimore area can be difficult because some aren’t accepting new patients and others only take private health insurance. Our program welcomes new patients and people with any kind on insurance, even state Medicaid. We pride ourselves on offering effective treatment overseen by a licensed doctor and we will never fail to...

Is NAD Therapy The Missing Link in Addiction Treatment?

Drug and alcohol addiction create chemical changes in the human brain, producing fluctuations in brain synapses and interference in connections. When someone stops using drugs and alcohol, it starts the body going through detoxification or withdrawal. During cessation of drugs or alcohol, the human brain will start trying to heal itself and rid the body of the harmful chemicals of substance abuse....

NAD Therapy – What’s All The Fuss About?

  In the United States, substance abuse and addiction have reach epidemic proportions. Heroin, prescription painkillers, meth and alcohol abuse not only take a heavy toll on the person struggling with the addiction, but also on those who love them. Many people haven’t heard of IV NAD therapy, and while the treatment is relatively new, it’s been instrumental in helping spur many addicts onto t...

FDA to broaden access to medication-assisted treatment for opioid addiction

CNN Original Article By Nadia Kounang,  Patients are warned not to break, chew, crush or dissolve extended-release tablets because the rush of oxycodone into the system could cause serious health problems, including overdose and death. (CNN) The Food and Drug Administration expects to roll out guidance on expanded access to opioid addiction therapy known as medication-assisted treatment, Health an...

What’s Next for Treatment-Resistant Chronic Pain

Understanding & Overcoming Neuropathic Pain   Chronic pain ranks as a significant public health problem, putting an emotional and financial burden on millions of people. One of the biggest challenges for medical practitioners as a whole is when pain is neuropathic in origin. In neuropathic pain, the nerve fibers themselves become damaged, dysfunctional, or injured. Neuropathic pain proves...

Dealing with Migraines and Other Forms of Chronic Pain

To say dealing with migraines and other types of chronic pain is challenging is an understatement. The challenges of chronic pain and migraines could be magnified by how you handle stressful situations. Stress is one of the leading causes of migraines and chronic pain causes more stress, which is a vicious cycle that can go on and on. What Are the Symptoms of a Migraine? A migraine headache can re...

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