Understanding Opioid Addiction: Signs, Symptoms and Examples of Opioids

Opioid abuse is a major problem throughout America. Between the years of 1999 and 2017, over 700,000 people died from an opioid-related overdose. Drug addiction, especially to opioids and other related narcotics, can affect anyone from any walk of life. To keep yourself and your loved ones safe from harm, it’s important to learn how Read More

Suboxone Benefits: Treating Opioid & Opiate Addiction

What Is Suboxone? Suboxone is a medication that has the potential to reduce symptoms of opiate addiction and withdrawal. Suboxone treatment programs are often combined with therapy and should always be followed by aftercare support. Addiction to Suboxone is a very real issue, which is why treatment should be monitored, but the Suboxone benefits tend Read More

Naltrexone or Buprenorphine: What’s the debate? – Dr. Kevin McCauley

As a solution to the opioid crisis in the United States there is a strong effort by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), and the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) to make medication-assisted treatment (MAT) accessible to everyone who needs it. At Northbound, we support Read More

Prescription Pill Addiction: No Moral Failure or Lack of Willpower

Good Lord is this country ever bedeviled over North Carolina’s well-chronicled HB2 law (the bill that requires transgender people to use public toilets that correspond to the sex listed on their birth certificates). No question it’s a significant issue and one that greatly impacts the lives of both supporters and opponents. But the mania surrounding Read More

Kratom and the Opioid Epidemic

The United States has been battling the opioid epidemic for years, more recently pushing through legislation that tightens prescription monitoring, improves access to treatment, increases addiction education, and raises awareness about addiction. Even with all of these programs in place, there is still (at least) one drug that may be slipping by: kratom. This psychoactive Read More