What does your doctor have in common with the FBI? They both may be using similar tactics to read a person’s body language, including the ability to tell if they’re lying or not. Unfortunately, because so many individuals abuse opioid painkillers, doctors have to watch for cues in patients that might indicate they are not a good candidate for this class of highly addictive drug.
26 May 2012
Spice Leads to Emergency Department Visits
The use of "spice," a combination of synthetic cannabinoids, could result in problems that require emergency medical attention. A recent study led by Christopher Hoyte, MD, from the Rocky Mountain Poison and Drug Center in Denver, found that the use of synthetic cannabinoids can lead to serious problems, including psychosis, paranoia and even death.
23 May 2012
Removal of Drug Co-proxamol Reduces Death Rate
Every medication on the market has the potential to be used for harm. Some prescription drugs are sold on the street for misuse, and some with legal prescriptions have those prescriptions through several different doctors. In some cases, misuse of a drug can intentionally or unintentionally result in death.
21 May 2012
Does Relapse Mean Drug Rehab Has Failed?
If you can recall what it was like learning to ride a bike or what happened the first few times you went skiing then you know that it took a combination of determined effort and a few falls before there was smooth sailing. Just as a few falls did not mean that you could not learn to ride or ski, the occasional relapse does not mean an addict cannot achieve full and lasting recovery.
20 May 2012
Under the Influence of Marijuana
Does driving under the influence of marijuana have the same effect as driving while intoxicated by alcohol? Legislators in Colorado think it does.
18 May 2012
Facts About Adolescent Suicide
Suicide is shocking and devastating for family and loved ones and takes many victims each year. It remains the third leading cause of death with adolescents between the ages of 10 to 18 years old and is the second leading cause among college aged youth.
16 May 2012
Marijuana: Addictive or Not
The age old debate is ongoing today as to whether marijuana is addictive or not. According to Psychology Today, the question has been raised for decades.
10 May 2012
House Passes Medical Marijuana Bill
Recently, the House of Representatives passed a medical marijuana bill with a 236-96 vote in their favor. They still face an uphill battle in the Senate, however in order to defeat the promised veto from Governor John Lynch.