Kratom is one of those plants that you may assume is a safer, natural alternative to other drugs. But don’t be fooled: There’s a dark side to kratom-derived pills, powders and teas. An integrative medicine specialist explains why “natural” doesn’t always mean safe when it comes to kratom.
Here’s everything you need to know about naloxone – the opioid overdose reversal drug.
As the opioid epidemic rages on, many hospitals are changing how they treat C-section pain during C-section recovery. Learn why doctors are prescribing opioids less often, what the alternatives are and what it means for both mom and baby after a C-section.
A recent advisory recommends opioid-free, non-addictive alternatives, like acupuncture, as a first step in relieving pain.
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Whether surgeons are delivering a baby or removing gallstones, anesthesiologists are finding new ways to reduce the risk of opioid dependence after elective surgery. Here’s how.
Doctors are getting away from treating chronic pain with opioids. Our spine experts weigh in on new guidelines for low back pain that favor non-drug options, like physical therapy, acupuncture and yoga, over pills.
Some babies are born addicted to heroin or other street drugs. But about one-third are born to middle-class women who have become addicted to prescription medications for chronic back pain, depression and other issues. Learn about neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) and how it’s managed.
A recent study highlighting a dramatic shift in demographics in heroin addiction, shows that most users begin with prescription painkillers, then turn to heroin for a cheaper, more accessible high.