What Are the Risks of Pain Relief Alternatives to Opioids?

With so much attention focused on the dangers of opioid painkillers, it's easy to forget that even "safe" over-the-counter products carry some dangers.


For Rural Patients, Opioid Treatment Centers Often Too Far Away

Methadone is often used in the fight against opioid addiction, but long travel times in rural areas may be hampering efforts to get more people treated.


How Communities Are Helping Women and Families Fight the Opioid Crisis

While traditional drug rehabilitation programs continue to play an important role in fighting opioid abuse, here are a few unique approaches making a difference for women and families.

Your Wellness

How to Talk to Your Health Care Professional About Opioid Abuse

As the opioid epidemic continues to sweep the nation, it may be time for women to talk to their health care professional about opioid overdoses.

Your Wellness

With a Nation in Crisis, It's Time to Erase the Stigma of the Opioid Crisis

Anyone who takes opioids is at risk for developing an addiction and with that comes stigma. It's time to fight both by knowing what symptoms to look for.

Your Wellness

Drug Overdoses, Suicide Are Risk for New Mothers

Drug overdoses and suicide are common causes of death among women who die within a year of giving birth.

Pregnancy & Postpartum

Caffeine, Nicotine Withdrawal Can Cause Problems in the ICU

Sudden withdrawal from coffee and cigarettes can trigger symptoms that mimic serious disease, leading to unnecessary tests in hospital intensive care units.

Could CBD Treat Opioid Addiction?

Cannabidiol (CBD) has been receiving a lot of attention lately as a potential treatment for everything from epilepsy to anxiety. Now, researchers report it might also help curb the cravings that come with opioid addiction.

Do You Drink Too Much?

Middle-aged Americans are hitting the sauce too hard and too often, a new poll shows. Are you one of them?

Substance Abuse in the Teen Years

Teens are more likely than any other age group to take risks. As parents, the more informed we are about these risks, the better able we will be to address them.

Pregnancy & Postpartum

Is Opioid Addiction Hereditary?

When parents abuse prescription painkillers, their teenagers may follow their example.

Insurers Making It Harder to Treat Opioid Addiction

Insurance rules that limit access to the addiction treatment medication buprenorphine may be worsening the U.S. opioid epidemic.

A Couple's Tough Trek Back From Opioid Addiction

It is possible to recover from even the most serious of addictions. Just ask Katelyn and Jeffrey Hoglund.

Addictive Opioids Still Overprescribed After Surgery

Doctors continue to prescribe far too many opioid painkillers to patients following surgery, a new study indicates.