Opiate Abuse

Counterfeit Norco Pills Showing Up on the Streets Actually Contain Powerful Narcotic Fentanyl
by Staff Writer / October 6 / Comments Off on Counterfeit Norco Pills Are Poisoning Users With Potent Fentanyl

Norco is a prescription opioid pain reliever that contains hydrocodone and acetaminophen. Health care professional prescribe Norco for moderate-to-severe pain. Norco is one of many narcotics commonly misused and abused ...

Availability – or Lack Thereof – of Methadone and Opiate Treatment in Rural Areas
by Staff Writer / October 4 / Comments Off on Exploring Methadone And Opiate Treatment Availability In Rural Areas

Last year, methadone clinic Director Stacey Sigmon and her associates discussed one of the greatest ongoing barriers to opioid addiction treatment in the Journal of the American Medical Association – ...

An Overview Of Painkillers Use Throughout History
by Staff Writer / September 8 / Comments Off on The History Of Painkillers In America And The World

Chronic pain affects about 50 million Americans every day. From headaches to arthritis, humans experience a range of different pains. These may also come from a traumatic accident, such as ...

CDC New Message On Opioid Prescriptions - Summit Behavioral Health
by Staff Writer / July 13 / Comments Off on New CDC Recommendations On Opioid Prescriptions Send Stern Message To Physicians Nationwide

The leading public health agency in the United States is urging doctors to stop prescribing opioids for patients suffering from chronic pain, noting that the risks of taking such drugs ...

Prince-Musicians Stories Who Have Overdosed
by Staff Writer / June 20 / Comments Off on Prince’s Opioid Demise & Famous Musicians’ Stories Who Have OD’d: Feat. Expert Insight

In April, the world was shocked to hear of Prince’s death. Many have been left wondering how someone who seemingly had it all could succumb to an opioid addiction. In ...

Opioid Addiction Statistic-Summit Behavioral Health
by Staff Writer / June 7 / Comments Off on Unleashing The Stranglehold: Combatting Opioid Addiction In The U.S.

When the HIV crisis was at its peak, we were a nation swept into its grip. Eventually, preventative education was established, and research was funded to help eradicate this disease ...

Manage Pain-Holistic Alternatives To Prescription Drugs
by Staff Writer / May 20 / Comments Off on How To Manage Pain Without Becoming Addicted To Prescription Drugs

Chronic pain is a problem that is impacting a growing number of Americans. Currently, more than one-third of adults in the U.S. in their 50s or older suffer from chronic ...

Greater Threat To Public Health For America Alcohol, Drugs
by Staff Writer / May 6 / Comments Off on Which Is A Greater Threat To Public Health In America: Alcohol Or Drugs?

It’s a long-standing debate amongst addiction experts. Which is more dangerous – alcohol or drugs. Clearly, they have similarities. Both can lead to addiction. Both can ruin lives. Both can ...

Holding Pills-Warning Signs Of Painkiller Abuse
by Staff Writer / April 29 / Comments Off on What Are The Warning Signs Of Prescription Painkiller Abuse?

There is a growing epidemic in the United States. Yet, few people realize the extent of the problem. Prescription painkiller abuse is skyrocketing, but many people are not even aware ...

Mom Holding Ultrasound-Opiate Addiction During Pregnancy
by Staff Writer / March 22 / Comments Off on Pregnant And Addicted To Opiates
by: Staff Writer March 22

It’s a sad reality that opiate use is rising across the country with overdoses from these substances at an all-time high. Unfortunately, opiate addiction is striking individuals at all stages ...

by Staff Writer / February 15 / Comments Off on Opioid Overdose Reversal Drug Narcan Saving Lives, Access Becoming Widespread

Heroin and opioid use and overdose is unfortunately becoming more and more prevalent in the United States. It's reaching every corner of the U.S. regardless of wealth or economic status ...

Prescription Drug Abuse Overdose Statistics
by Staff Writer / February 12 / Comments Off on Facing Down A Giant: The Prescription Drug Abuse Epidemic

Despite years of research and advocacy, prescription drug abuse remains an epidemic in the United States. Every single day, 44 people die from prescription drug overdoses, and drug-related poisonings are ...

by Staff Writer / February 9 / Comments Off on Super Bowl Ad On Opioids’ Side Effects: Summit’s Dr. Drew Offers Perspective To Mic.com

Did you catch the opioid-related commercial during Super Bowl 50? The 1-minute spot, titled "Envy," covered two topics rarely seen during the annual ad frenzy: constipation and opioid use. The commercial reportedly ...

by Staff Writer / February 8 / Comments Off on Fighting Heroin Abuse – What Heroin Is Doing To Us: Serenity at Summit On Mic.com

News media giant Mic.com recently featured our very own Medical Director of Serenity at Summit, Dr. William D. Stanley. The article shares shocking statistics on the epidemic of heroin use, ...

by Staff Writer / January 22 / Comments Off on Opiate Overdose Drug Now Available OTC: Summit Behavioral Health On NJTV News

Opiate abuse and overdose is a known problem which grew into a national epidemic almost overnight in many parts of the U.S.. A viable solution has been needed for some ...

Reduce Opioid Addiction Proposal-Serenity at Summit-Telemundo Boston
by Staff Writer / January 15 / Comments Off on Proposal To Reduce Addiction To Opioids: Serenity at Summit On Telemundo Boston

Telemundo Boston recently featured Serenity at Summit New England, along with our very own Maria Ulmer, Chief Clinical Officer, and Ann Rundle of our medical team, on a featured news segment ...

by Staff Writer / January 4 / Comments Off on EagleTribune.com Spotlights Serenity At Summit’s New Massachusetts Facility In Article On Heroin Treatment

The Eagle-Tribune, a print and online media outlet which covers the Merrimack Valley of Massachusetts and New Hampshire, recently cited Summit Behavioral Health's newest treatment facility as a step in ...

Prescription Pain Pill Addiction And You
by Staff Writer / December 21 / Comments Off on Prescription Pain Pill Addiction And You
by: Staff Writer December 21

Pain pills are routinely prescribed by doctors each and every day to their patients who have been injured or who are recovering from surgery. The vast majority of these individuals ...