Violence Against Women Is Overlooked in Its Role in Opioid Epidemic

Women who are subject to violence – often from intimate partners – are more likely to turn to opioids or other substances leading to further health and life problems, including increased risk for HIV infection.

Sexual Health

Babies Dependent On Opioids Need Touch, Not Tech

Infants born to women who have been using opioids have developed a physical dependence on the opioid while in the womb. New studies have shown how physical contact can help those infants do better, reduce symptoms of withdrawal, and recover more quickly.

Prevention & Screenings

Patients With Chronic Pain Feel Caught In An Opioid-Prescribing Debate

People with chronic pain may be having trouble getting adequate medication because of concerns about opioid over prescribing and new rules and laws intended to reduce over prescribing and abuse.

Your Care

Reversing An Overdose Isn’t Complicated, But Getting The Antidote Can Be

Obtaining the treatment for opioid overdose – and helping to save lives – can be challenging, but it is supposed to be getting easier.

Your Care

For the Babies of the Opioid Crisis, the Best Care May Be Mom’s Recovery

Children exposed to opioids during pregnancy have certain early and late challenges, and helping their Moms may be the best medicine for them and helping with the consequences of neonatal abstinence syndrome.

Pregnancy & Postpartum

Staying Alive: How to Fight an Opioid Addiction

Overcoming opioid addiction requires access to naloxone and long-term therapy, including medication-assisted treatment.

Your Care