New Drug is 100 Times More Potent than Fentanyl

The experimental drug W-18 has resurfaced and is keeping law enforcement on high alert In the 1980s, a team of scientists at the University of Alberta manufactured a series of experimental opioids. Their research concluded that one of the formulations, referred to as W-18, is approximately 100 times more potent than fentanyl which until recently, Read More

What Does Donald Trump’s Presidency Mean for Addiction Treatment?

Since 1999, deaths from opioid abuse have quadrupled across the United States, tearing through citizens of all classes of our society and waking up our politicians to a much bigger problem. It’s not just addiction that’s the problem – it is how we treat it. In our recent election, candidates from both sides of the Read More

Why Detox is Just the Start of Recovery

No matter what type of drug a person is addicted to – alcohol, cocaine, heroin, meth, prescription drugs – the first step in recovery is to remove these substances from the body. You cannot fully engage in a treatment program and make the most of it while still under the influence of drugs. Drugs and Read More

Fentanyl Overdoses on the Rise in California

The opioid epidemic is sweeping the nation and has recently become even more dangerous. While prescription opioids and heroin are still a major concern, another drug has made its way onto the scene: fentanyl. Fentanyl is by no means a new drug and has been used since the 1960s in hospitals, but it is now Read More

Fighting Back Against the Heroin Epidemic

The phrase “opioid epidemic” is one that has been popping up more frequently across the news over the past few years as efforts increase to prevent drug abuse and treat those with substance use disorders. Many people are aware of prescription opioid drug abuse problems, but may not realize that heroin is an opioid as Read More

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