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Rising Drug Overdose Deaths Up Organ Transplants. Slide 1: www.coloradosubstanceabuseadvisors.com Rising Drug Overdose Deaths up Organ Transplants Even though the opioid epidemic shows no signs of improvement there is also a positive side of it. The drug crisis has offered a ray of hope to those in need of organ transplants. Ironic it may sound but an increase in the number of overdose deaths has led to a rise in overdose death donors ODDs across the United States. A recent study has found that the number of ODDs from jumped from a mere 1.1 percent in 2000 to 13.4 percent in 2017. The findings were published in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine in April 2018. The authors concluded that the rise in ODD could help patients in dire need of a transplantation but unfortunately there’s a tragic underutilization of life-saving transplants.

They also found that many organs were discarded as some of those who died from an overdose were identified as infectious risk donors carrying high prevalence of hepatitis C. Slide 2: Rising Drug Overdose Deaths Up Organ Transplants. Medical Conditions Associated with Higher Risks of Opioid Use Side Effects. Rising Drug Overdose Deaths Up Organ Transplants. Medical conditions associated with higher risks of opioid use side effects.

Medical Conditions Associated with Higher Risks of Opioid Use Side Effects. Some physicians prescribe more opioids for certain medical conditions and for longer durations compared to others. Paradoxically, the indiscriminate abuse of painkillers instead of providing a permanent cure has been found to increase the severity of the medical condition or cause unwanted side effects — the commonest being drug abuse, dependency and addiction. Some of the disorders where painkillers are prescribed routinely ignoring the harmful consequences are listed below. Sleep Apnea: Sleep disorders like sleep apnea are common occurrence in the United States, with an estimated 22 million Americans living with the condition.

It is also estimated that a further 80 percent of instances of moderate or severe sleep apnea are undiagnosed. Anxiety: Sadly, while people with mood disorders and anxiety are more likely to abuse opioids, they are also the ones more likely to be prescribed these addictive medications for their pain and discomfort. Addiction prevention. Rising Drug Overdose Deaths up Organ Transplants. Rising Drug Overdose Deaths up Organ Transplants. Even though the opioid epidemic shows no signs of improvement, there is also a positive side of it. The drug crisis has offered a ray of hope to those in need of organ transplants. Ironic it may sound, but an increase in the number of overdose deaths has led to a rise in overdose death donors (ODDs) across the United States. A recent study has found that the number of ODDs from jumped from a mere 1.1 percent in 2000 to 13.4 percent in 2017.

The findings were published in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine in April 2018. The authors concluded that the rise in ODD could help patients in dire need of a transplantation, but unfortunately there’s a tragic underutilization of life-saving transplants. They also found that many organs were discarded as some of those who died from an overdose were identified as infectious risk donors carrying high prevalence of hepatitis C. ODDs and risk of infections Underutilization of resources The road ahead. 6 Common Mistakes Parents Make When Talking to Teens About Addiction. Slide 1: www.coloradosubstanceabuseadvisors.com 6 Common Mistakes Parents Make When Talking to Teens About Addiction Today teens are more susceptible to substance abuse than ever before. It could be attributed to legalization of marijuana resurgence of heroin sale of drugs on internet easy availability of designer drugs rising stress and so on.

It is hard but necessary for parents to deal with this sensitive topic with utmost care so that their child does not fall into the grim world of drugs and alcohol. However many parents feel uncomfortable having a conversation about such a topic without realizing that keeping the communication channels open can save their child from succumbing to life- threatening consequences.

They often make mistakes while talking to teens about such a poignant matter. Slide 2: www.coloradosubstanceabuseadvisors.com and define some principles but should always be approachable. 6 Common Mistakes Parents Make When Talking to Teens About Addiction. 6 Common Mistakes Parents Make When Talking to Teens About Addiction. 6 Common Mistakes Parents Make When Talking to Teens About Addiction. 6 Common Mistakes Parents Make When Talking to Teens About Addiction. Today, teens are more susceptible to substance abuse than ever before. It could be attributed to legalization of marijuana, resurgence of heroin, sale of drugs on internet, easy availability of designer drugs, rising stress and so on. It is hard but necessary for parents to deal with this sensitive topic with utmost care so that their child does not fall into the grim world of drugs and alcohol. However, many parents feel uncomfortable having a conversation about such a topic without realizing that keeping the communication channels open can save their child from succumbing to life-threatening consequences.

They often make mistakes while talking to teens about such a poignant matter. Listed below are some of the mistakes parents commonly make while discussion the sensitive matter of drug and alcohol abuse with their children. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Recovery from substance abuse Frequent use of harmful substances may signal an underlying disorder. Substance Abuse Treatment Programs in Colorado. Substance Abuse Treatment Programs in Colorado. Substance Abuse Treatment Programs in Colorado. Substance Abuse Treatment Programs in Colorado. Substance Abuse Treatment Centers in Colorado. Substance Abuse Treatment Programs in Colorado. Substance Abuse Treatment Centers in Colorado. Outpatient Substance Abuse Treatment Centers in Colorado. Outpatient Substance Abuse Treatment Centers in Colorado. Inpatient Substance Abuse Treatment Centers in Colorado. Outpatient Substance Abuse Treatment Centers in Colorado. Inpatient Substance Abuse Treatment Centers in Colorado.

24/7 Colorado Substance Abuse Advisors (866) 300-5857. 24/7 Colorado Substance Abuse Advisors (866) 300-5857. Heroin Fuels Colorado's Drug Epidemic - Measures Do Little to Help State Out of Crisis. Slide 1: www.coloradosubstanceabuseadvisors.com Heroin Fuels Colorados Drug Epidemic - Measures Do Little to Help State Out of Crisis The heroin and opioid epidemic has become a major cause of concern for the entire America as despite several measures the drug menace continues to worsen. An increased number of drug-related fatalities are being reported all across the country Colorado being no different. As per the state’s Department of Health Care Policy Financing HCPF 259 people succumbed to prescription opioid overdoses in 2015 meaning one Coloradan died every 34 hours.

Though it saw a fall of 6 percent in 2016 the fatalities caused by heroin overdose shot up by 23 percent during the year. Apart from the problem of prescription painkillers the abuse of illegal drugs like heroin and cocaine and strong opioid fentanyl continues unabated. For now heroin – a cheaper alternative to expensive prescription painkillers – remains the biggest challenge for Colorado. Slide 2: Heroin Fuels Colorado's Drug Epidemic - Measures Do Little to Help State Out of Crisis. Heroin Fuels Colorado's Drug Epidemic - Measures Do Little to Help State Out of Crisis. Heroin Fuels Colorado’s Drug Epidemic—Measures do Little to Help State Out of Crisis. Heroin Fuels Colorado’s Drug Epidemic — Measures do Little to Help State Out of Crisis.

The heroin and opioid epidemic has become a major cause of concern for the entire America, as despite several measures the drug menace continues to worsen. An increased number of drug-related fatalities are being reported all across the country, Colorado being no different. As per the state’s Department of Health Care Policy & Financing (HCPF), 259 people succumbed to prescription opioid overdoses in 2015, meaning one Coloradan died every 34 hours. Though it saw a fall of 6 percent in 2016, the fatalities caused by heroin overdose shot up by 23 percent during the year.

Apart from the problem of prescription painkillers, the abuse of illegal drugs like heroin and cocaine and strong opioid fentanyl continues unabated. For now, heroin — a cheaper alternative to expensive prescription painkillers — remains the biggest challenge for Colorado. Implementation of various programs Gullible people do not realize what they are consuming and end up overdosing. Treatment for substance abuse.

Analogs of Fentanyl Fuel Overdose Deaths. Slide 1: www.coloradosubstanceabuseadvisors.com Analogs of Fentanyl Fuel Overdose Deaths The United States has witnessed a surge in the number of opioid overdose deaths in recent years particularly due to the increase in the distribution of illegally made non-pharmaceutical synthetic opioids like fentanyl and tramadol. In fact many heard of fentanyl for the first time only after the death of the pop star Prince in 2016. This highly potent drug is 100 times stronger than morphine. In fact just a few grains of this white powder is enough to kill an adult.

Slide 2: www.coloradosubstanceabuseadvisors.com  Generally death due to a fentanyl overdose among legitimate prescribed patients is not accounted for in the national overdose statistics. Analogs of Fentanyl Fuel Overdose Deaths. Analogs of Fentanyl Fuel Overdose Deaths by Alle Bawin. Analogs of Fentanyl Fuel Overdose Deaths – Alle Bawin – Medium. The United States has witnessed a surge in the number of opioid overdose deaths in recent years, particularly due to the increase in the distribution of illegally made non-pharmaceutical synthetic opioids like fentanyl and tramadol. In fact, many heard of fentanyl for the first time only after the death of the pop star Prince in 2016.

This highly potent drug is 100 times stronger than morphine. In fact, just a few grains of this white powder is enough to kill an adult. Many epidemiologists associate the increase in overdose deaths to heroin or cocaine mixed with fentanyl that results in a high, increase in illegally made fentanyl and lack of awareness among buyers about heroin being adulterated with fentanyl. The synthetic opioid like fentanyl is usually administered to the last stage cancer patients to cope with severe pain but it can be lethal when taken in more than the prescribed amount. . · Heroin overdose deaths involving fentanyl may not be screened by coroners during the autopsy.

5 Warning Signs of Heroin Relapse by Alle Bawin. National Guidelines for Physicians May Help Reduce Opioid Addiction. With opioid addiction creating a turmoil in the United States, the government is making rapid improvements in the existing drug laws to prevent the epidemic from spreading further. Today, a huge proportion of the American population — comprising teenagers, women and elderly people — is hooked on a wide variety of opioids, which is slowly evolving as the worst public health drug crisis in the country.

As per a 2016 report by the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM), in 2015, of the 20.5 million Americans aged 12 or older having a substance use disorder, 2 million were diagnosed with a substance use disorder due to prescription pain relievers. Currently, prescribing painkillers is considered as the first line of treatment for chronic pains due to critical illnesses. A regular consumption of such drugs not only leads to physical dependency to attain pain relief, but also leads to their use for recreational purposes. Leading a drug-free life is possible. Common Mistakes Parents Make During Their Child's Recovery from Addic… Common Mistakes Parents Make During Their Child's Recovery from Addiction by undefined.

Common Mistakes Parents Make During Their Child’s Recovery From Addiction. Addiction is a rapidly growing family disease in the United States. It knows no boundaries or is not restricted to a particular section of the society. It afflicts people from all walks of life. Drug addiction has rather spread from impoverished rural areas to affluent localities. Its far-reaching consequences are not just limited to the individual who is addicted to a substance, but also leads to a drastic impact on his or her family and friends. According to the December 2016 Monitoring the Future (MTF) survey by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), the past year use of illicit drugs other than marijuana was 5.4 percent among eighth graders, 9.8 percent among 10th graders, and 14.3 percent among 12th graders. It is well-known that addiction to any kind of drugs is dangerous and life-threatening. But when it happens to adolescents, the effects could be even more disastrous. Listed below are some common mistakes made by parents during their children’s recovery from addiction: 1.

Insects May Get Addicted to Drugs Like Humans, Suggests Study. Parental Substance Abuse Dangerous For Children. With 40 million Americans aged 12 and above meeting the criteria for addiction involving illegal drugs, alcohol or nicotine, the demand for drugs in the country has been skyrocketing over the past several years. At the economic level, substance abuse costs over $600 billion annually to the government through lost productivity and a tremendous burden on state resources. Although certain drugs are more dangerous than others, most of the illicit drugs, invariably, result in health hazards, fatal overdoses, traffic accidents and injuries, claiming the lives of thousands of victims every year. Drug abusers are often associated with violent crimes that affect every sphere of their lives, as well as the life of their kith and kin. However, children are the worst hit by the substance abuse problem of their parents.

Children of substance abusers prone to physical and mental diseases Recovery road map. 5 Warning Signs of Heroin Relapse. Detox and recovery from substance abuse are not an easy or a one-time task. In fact, it is an ongoing process that requires an individual to stay committed toward his or her aim of attaining sobriety by abstaining from the addictive substances. Besides commitment, it also includes multiple steps of treatment and after-treatment care to avoid relapse. Many times when a person is just about to attain sobriety, he or she may suffer a relapse.

The addiction can be triggered due to several factors, such as environment, emotions, stress or craving. With the abuse of opioids like heroin being highly prevalent in the U.S., a massive population is hugely dependent on it. This poses a risk to the overall welfare of the society. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), approximately 467,000 American citizens were addicted to heroin in 2012. When a person recovering from heroin addiction begins to relapse, he or she is certain to show some warning signs. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Insects May Get Addicted to Drugs like Humans, Suggests Study. The term “substance abuse” has always been used to explain an illicit use of drugs by humans. However, scientists think differently and discover things that are hard to believe, and yet interesting to know about them. In an attempt to find out how drug abuse affects people neurochemically, a team of researchers in the United States have turned their attention to some uncommon drug addicts — ants.

According to a study published online in the Journal of Experimental Biology, social insects are likely to develop drug dependency. The researchers, led by Brian V. Ants can get hooked on drugs too To understand the intricacies of substance abuse, it was sensible not to use humans as a sample group. The aim of the study was to understand if ants could develop addiction to drugs. Ants may like drugs more than sugar The researchers also managed to find out the level of addiction developed in ants.

“As anyone who’s ever had ants in their kitchen knows ants really like sugar. Fight against addiction. A Fitness Regimen Helps in Recovery From Substance Abuse. The fact that fitness is an all-important part of one’s life is beyond any debate. Everybody knows the importance of following a fitness regimen to remain healthy. Now, a recent recovery program at the University of Kentucky has claimed that fitness during recovery from addiction helps patients recuperate quicker and gain sobriety faster. The University of Kentucky’s Adolescent Health and Recovery Treatment and Training clinic says that goal setting during fitness programs go a long way in helping patients of addiction recover smoothly.

Goal setting can form an integral part of recovery Experts believe that setting goals form an integral part of a treatment plan for adolescents who are into substance abuse. Many psychiatry clinics for adolescent substance abuse accord credence to setting goals by participants. Every week, when patients in these clinics set goals and when they manage to accomplish them, they are rewarded as a recognition of their achievements. How it works. Substance abuse and mental health – Part 3: Divulging relationship between substance abuse and bipolar disorder - Colorado Substance Abuse Advisors. Researchers Discover Neurons That Direct Brain to Stop Drinking.

Researchers Discover Neurons That Direct Brain to Stop Drinking – Medium. 5 Olympic Athletes Who Were Stripped of Their Medals.