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June 29, 2018

Dual Diagnosis

Medical marijuana is commonly used to ease symptoms of debilitating conditions like cancer or chronic pain. However, many people wonder if marijuana can alleviate the symptoms of mental health issues andMedical marijuana is commonly used to ease symptoms of debilitating conditions like cancer or chronic pain. However, many people wonder if marijuana can alleviate the symptoms of mental health issues and substance abuse disorder. Because marijuana is still classified as a Schedule I drug — meaning it has a high potential for abuse according to ... Read More ›

November 19, 2018

Dyspepsia

Have you ever felt bloated after eating a meal, even if it wasn’t big? Or have you ever eaten something that did not wholly agree with you? You might recall a time in your life when you’ve experiencedHave you ever felt bloated after eating a meal, even if it wasn’t big? Or have you ever eaten something that did not wholly agree with you? You might recall a time in your life when you’ve experienced dyspepsia, commonly called indigestion. It’s possible you experience dyspepsia regularly and do not know why or how ... Read More ›

November 21, 2017

Dysthymic Disorder

Dysthymic disorder goes by several names, including dysthymia and persistent depressive disorder. The condition can develop during childhood, but physicians can miss diagnosing it then. While relapse isDysthymic disorder goes by several names, including dysthymia and persistent depressive disorder. The condition can develop during childhood, but physicians can miss diagnosing it then. While relapse is a reality, treatment, which can include medications, psychotherapy and medical marijuana for dysthymic disorder, can help sufferers enjoy a better quality of life. What Is Dysthymic Disorder? ... Read More ›

November 21, 2017

Dystonia

You might be aware of medical marijuana and its ability to offer symptom relief of major diseases like cancer, epilepsy and multiple sclerosis (MS). However, you might not know that medical marijuanaYou might be aware of medical marijuana and its ability to offer symptom relief of major diseases like cancer, epilepsy and multiple sclerosis (MS). However, you might not know that medical marijuana for dystonia can help if you or a loved one has the condition. Dystonia afflicts close to 300,000 people in North America and can interfere with daily living. Marijuana ... Read More ›

July 9, 2018

Demerol Dependence

The opioid addiction epidemic doesn’t just involve illegal drugs like heroin — plenty of people have become addicted to prescription drugs that were initially meant to help patients. Unfortunately,The opioid addiction epidemic doesn’t just involve illegal drugs like heroin — plenty of people have become addicted to prescription drugs that were initially meant to help patients. Unfortunately, many of the people who become addicted are patients themselves. Medications like Demerol have a host of harmful side effects and a risk of addiction and ... Read More ›

July 9, 2018

Dilaudid Dependence

Opioids come in multiple forms, including illegally manufactured drugs and prescriptions. Many prescription opioids can cause patients to become addicted even when used as directed. In other cases, opioidsOpioids come in multiple forms, including illegally manufactured drugs and prescriptions. Many prescription opioids can cause patients to become addicted even when used as directed. In other cases, opioids meant only for prescribed patients can easily get onto the illegal market. No matter how they hook people, prescription opioids like Dilaudid have created an addiction ... Read More ›

July 9, 2018

Dolophine Dependence

Opioids come in many forms, including those doctors prescribe. While we often think of drugs like heroin when we look at the increasing addiction rates in the United States, plenty of addictions involveOpioids come in many forms, including those doctors prescribe. While we often think of drugs like heroin when we look at the increasing addiction rates in the United States, plenty of addictions involve prescription medications. Dolophine is an opioid drug that physicians commonly prescribe due to its affordability. What Is Dolophine? Dolophine is a branded ... Read More ›

June 20, 2018

Duragesic Dependence

When a patient has severe chronic pain and nothing else will relieve it, doctors sometimes prescribe Duragesic, a patch that contains the opioid fentanyl. As one of the most potent opioids, fentanyl canWhen a patient has severe chronic pain and nothing else will relieve it, doctors sometimes prescribe Duragesic, a patch that contains the opioid fentanyl. As one of the most potent opioids, fentanyl can be between 50 to 100 times stronger than morphine. Although physicians prescribe Duragesic sparingly, it can have incredibly adverse effects even for ... Read More ›

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