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Joseph George, MD.

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Five reasons why Kratom is a dangerous attempt at stopping opioid addiction

2019-11-08T15:25:06-04:00October 12th, 2019|Categories: Drug Addictions, Public Health and Safety, Treatment Programs|Tags: , , , , , , |

A very popular current notion of how best to treat opioid addiction is through Kratom, which is derived from a tropical tree in Southeast Asia. For hundreds of years, [...]

ADDICTION AND INCARCERATION: WHAT CAN BE DONE?

2019-07-12T13:42:57-04:00July 12th, 2019|Categories: Public Health and Safety|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

ADDICTION AND INCARCERATION - What is the Right Approach? It is estimated nearly 50 percent of state and federal prisoners abuse or are addicted to drugs, [...]

THE DIFFICULT DISCUSSION; USING FACTS, NOT ONLY EMOTION, TO INTERVENE

2019-07-12T11:07:44-04:00July 12th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

What is the Best Way to Intervene? One of the most challenging conversations anyone can have is to try convincing an addict of these basic facts. [...]

HOW TO ADMINISTER NARCAN (NALOXONE) DURING AN OPIOID OVERDOSE

2019-07-12T10:46:26-04:00May 30th, 2019|Categories: Treatment Programs|Tags: , , , , |

The use of Narcan during an opioid overdose Picture this scenario: You encounter a friend or a loved one who has overdosed on heroin. Would you [...]

THE CONNECTION BETWEEN OPIOIDS AND SERIOUS MENTAL ILLNESS

2019-07-12T10:46:26-04:00May 30th, 2019|Categories: Drug Addictions|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Matchup of statistic data should be watched closely Although not much is clinically documented about the combination of opioid abuse with serious mental illness, there are [...]