Tag: <span>addiction news</span>

Weekly Addiction News Roundup October 24th
Post

Weekly Addiction News Roundup October 24th

A roundup of the best in addiction news delivered here on our blog each Monday morning. 1. Cigna discontinues their policy of requiring doctors to seek authorization before they go about treating a patient for opioid addiction. (Reuters) 2. Man that was mistakenly arrested for alleged meth possession (turns out it was just donut glaze) will...

Obama Joins Macklemore in MTV Documentary About Heroin Epidemic
Post

Obama Joins Macklemore in MTV Documentary About Heroin Epidemic

A new documentary from MTV, titled “Prescription For Change: Ending America’s Opioid Crisis” features award winning musician Macklemore and President Barack Obama. The video, running approximately 45 minutes, is free to watch on Youtube. Part of it follows three young women on the road to recovery, struggling with addictions to opioids. The documentary really touches...

CDC Tells Doctors: Stop Prescribing Opioids
Post

CDC Tells Doctors: Stop Prescribing Opioids

New guidelines have been released by the The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that encourage doctors to avoid prescribing opioids to their patients and instead offer treatment alternatives such as physical therapy or non-addictive painkillers. Though opioids have many positive benefits medically, the risk has been increasingly outweighing the benefit. For every five people...