‘First Shot is Free’: Hundreds Incarcerated in Michigan Offered Opioid Blocker Shots

‘First Shot is Free’ The Michigan Department of Corrections says more than 20% of its inmates have an opioid-use disorder. Wayne County Jail, the state’s largest, has similar numbers. Inmates returning home after incarceration are at acute risk of overdose and death from opioids — between 40 and 120 times more likely to die of an Read More

Fewer Adults Receiving Opioids, Study Finds

Fewer Adults Receiving Opioids, Study Finds Nearly six million fewer adults received an opioid prescription from 2014 to 2016, according to a new analysis that found larger declines among patients who reported having more severe pain. The annual share of adults who were prescribed opioids fell from 12.9% in 2014 to 10.3% in 2016, with Read More

Avoiding Temptation on the Long Path to Total Opiate De-addiction

Behavioral changes need to be adopted early in the detox process. Like with most chronic illness, a full cure for opiate de-addiction requires considerable discipline, will power and constant monitoring. Above everything else, it requires a huge change in behavioral patterns. Relapses are very common among people attempting to overcome opiate addiction, as there is Read More