Chronic Pain Sufferers Overlooked in the Opioid Crisis

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Opioids have proven very useful for treatment of acute pain and are increasingly used for chronic pain patients. During the last 25 years, opioids have been a first choice prescription plan for chronic pain conditions of all kinds, for people of all ages and backgrounds. It hasn’t been until the last decade that doctors and specialists have recognized the correlation between opioid abuse and chronic pain sufferers. In the late nineties and even early 2000’s, it was stereotyped that those who struggled with drug addiction were not patients that were given these medications by a doctor, but “less than” members […]

Tiger Woods: Conquering Golf and Alcoholic Thinking

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When it comes to certain sports, there are specific greats in the game that we all think of. Whether they are/aren’t your favorites, these are individuals that are just well known players highlighted for their accomplishments throughout their careers. Take for example, for many, basketball rings with the name Jordan or James in the background. Boxing makes us think of Muhammed Ali or Mike Tyson sometimes. Soccer threw Beckham into spotlight, amongst many other well known ball handlers. So when golf gets mentioned, undoubtedly most of us think of Tiger Woods.       Conquering Golf Without question, Tiger Woods is one […]

How HIPAA Protects Those Going Into Treatment

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Dr. Seuss, also known as Theodor Geisel, was a children’s author who often wrote in rhyming couplets to convey his message. In a story named ‘The Lorax’ he writes about a character that annals the predicament of the environment in a manner that “speaks for the trees”. In a poetic rhythm confronting the Once-ler, the Lorax elaborates upon the environmental degradation of the planet and how change is obligatory for their future. In doing so, the Lorax stressly explains “Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better-it’s not”. Now these are absolutely wise […]

China Bans All Types of Fentanyl

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Life is such a mystery with so many purportedly unanswered questions. Some of those mysteries may always remain despite the amount of research underwent. Take for instance, why did Lee Harvey Oswald ever shoot JFK? We may never understand that one. Or why do people eat Applejacks if they don’t taste like apples? Or was Atlantis ever real or only fable? But the real Sherlock Holmes of a mystery that remains on everybody’s mind has to do with the opioid epidemic.      For those that aren’t aware (which seems impossible at this point in 2019), there is an opioid epidemic […]

Intervening During an Opioid Overdose

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Planet Earth 2019: the world is in the palm of your hands if you decide so, but that doesn’t mean the globe will just stop spinning. We have to turn with it as we hustle and bustle about trying to keep up with the hungry demands of society. There’s constant bills to pay, people to see, places to be, and it’s normal for it to feel overwhelming at times for any and everybody, regardless of whatever walk of life you stem from. How we deal with those formidable feelings though is what really matters. You see, in this day of […]

Looking Into an Alcohol Detox

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“Looking into alcohol an detox”, a simple five worded sentence that has the power to evoke fear, anxiety, and/or guilt out of the bravest, unconcerned, and/or most shameless of beings. Any dismal emotion felt for that matter is typically because alcoholic thinking has gotten that person to the point of needing alcohol detox, that or somebody close to them is in desperate need. Or in some cases maybe it was something they’ve been through already and the memories remain intact and unpleasant. Either way, it something that most inflicted with alcoholic thinking have to endure at some point in their […]

Being Addicted to Fentanyl in 2019

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As I’m sure some of you know, when examining a few of the more uncomfortable moments that propel into our lives, there are a few that really come to mind. Getting sand in your ice cream is one. It adds a rather unpleasant crunch. The granules also get stuck in your teeth and it leaves a rather unpleasant “earth” taste that most of us don’t care for in our frozen cow’s milk. So you kind of get the picture. Far from Kodak worthy. A few other unfortunate circumstances that come to mind could include losing a cell phone, getting sand […]

Insurance Companies Stopping Coverage of Specific Opioid Prescriptions

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Human beings are complex, fascinating organisms. Basic human nature shows us that we are creatures of survival. We adapt to the times as the times are a changin, like Bobby Z sang. Yet like it or not, the world continues to spin at its own pace regardless of our adaption to it. To survive we have to learn defense and offense. We have to offend and defend. We must know the difference between fight and flight as we pick our battles throughout life wisely.    That all being said, what do we do when you can’t run and you can’t […]

Keeping Your Job: Medical Leave for Treatment

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Gazing into your crystal ball of the future, none of us will ever be able to truly foresee 100% accurately. Life just kind of happens like “that” sometimes. What we predict to be up will end up being down. Left is right and right is wrong. We’ll create these hopes, dreams, ambitions, intentions, determinations and aspirations full of imagination only for those best laid plans to be thwarted by what life has planned. In the same breath, we control our destiny and all the actions that transpire on our road to greatness. We have the power of choice. This confliction […]