Dos and Don’ts of Opioid Overdose

Dos and Don’ts of Opioid Overdose

Overdose is a potential risk factor for all individuals who are actively taking prescription opioids. If you, a loved one, or another individual are suffering from the effects of overdose, it is important to understand the proper methods for taking care of the person,...
Safe Disposal of Opioids

Safe Disposal of Opioids

The day has arrived. The pain is finally gone. No more waking up with aches and no more pills to take throughout the day. So happens to the rest of the medication that hasn’t been taken? It would probably be best to leave in the medicine cabinet just in case the pain...
Naloxone (Narcan)

Naloxone (Narcan)

Naloxone is a drug to prevent drug overdose and is now sold in pharmacies over the counter. In this blog, we are going to discuss how opioids interact with the brain, and how Naloxone can help reverse these effects to counter opioid overdose. First, let’s discuss how...
Opioids and the Elderly

Opioids and the Elderly

As we get older, our bodies change in ways that affect our ability to clear and process medications. Some of these physiological changes include decreased metabolic rate, decreased lean body mass, and decreased total body water. Additionally, the kidneys and liver can...