Top 4 Signs That You Truly Beat Opiate Addiction

You have acknowledged that you have a drug problem. You have sought professional help. You have stuck with the treatment program. You have managed to stay clean. Have you really won the battle against addiction? Here are the top four signs that you have. 1. Lower drug use. When the patient gradually reduces the frequency Read More

Lawmakers review alternatives to opioids for pain treatment

Massage, acupuncture, physical therapy are all viable alternatives to helping people suffering from chronic pain. HONOLULU – State legislators asked a group of physicians and alternative medicine providers to talk to them on Thursday about different ways to alleviate pain, other than giving a patient opioids. The House Committee on Health and the Senate Commerce, Consumer Read More

Doctors, patients: Efforts to block opioid addiction are also blocking treatment

MILWAUKEE — Just walking up to a pharmacy window is enough to send Tina Kasten’s brain into overdrive. “You freak out,” Kasten said, using words like “anxiety” and “stress” to describe how she feels when she tries to pick up her prescription. Kasten, who lives in Manitowoc, takes Suboxone as part of her treatment for Read More