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Strategies to Help Inmates Deal with Addiction

The number of people suffering from substance use disorder who think they won’t end up in jail is probably large—especially if they have good jobs and therefore consider themselves to be 'functional alcoholics/drug users'. 'Functional addicts' who are able to hold down a job and otherwise keep pace with life's...

Marijuana and Opioids—What’s the Link?

The Marijuana and Opioids RelationshipWhat’s the relationship between pot and opioids? According to a May article in the Poughkeepsie Journal in New York, part of the USA Today Network, smoking marijuana has the ability to decrease the use of opioids. Specifically, some states that allow the use of medical marijuana...

A Report on Northern California Drug Statistics and Insights

Federal and local officials formally recognize northern California as a High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA). Production/manufacturing, distribution, sales, and use all play a role in the regional drug landscape. The information provided in a federal report from the US Department of Justice National Drug Intelligence Center elucidates the reality...

Summit Estate’s Dr. Kenneth Blum Publishes Important New Addiction Study In Medical Journal

Summit Estate’s very own clinical consultant Dr. Kenneth Blum, M.Sc, DHL, was the lead author of an article recently published in Current Pharmaceutical Design medical journal. Dr. Blum and his collaborators believe they may be onto the “hatching of the addiction egg” with their research. Current Pharmaceutical Design publishes in-depth...

Painkillers For Kids: Recent FDA Approval Marks The Latest Step In OxyContin’s Evolution

The United States has been embroiled in an opioid overdose epidemic for years, resulting in growing public support for stricter prescription practices and more oversight of pharmaceutical manufacturers. One of the most potent opioid painkillers on the market is OxyContin, and that name has been part of the public drug...