Breakthrough brings non-addictive opioid alternatives a step closer

The prospect of a non-addictive alternatives to morphine and other opioids has moved a step closer as scientists say they have cracked a key challenge in developing safe and effective substitute painkillers. Overuse of highly addictive opioids has led to a health crisis across the world, especially in the US where more than 60,000 people died […]

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Story of Recovery – Calvin Farmer

Calvin Farmer struggled with substance abuse for over 30 years. His addiction was so bad he thought the only way to end it was death. Then a friend told him about Fairbanks. Farmer’s first two attempts in treatment didn’t work, because he says he didn’t take it seriously enough. That changed following an overdose in […]

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Story of Recovery – Frank Pruce

Frank Pruce had abused drugs and alcohol for nearly 25 years. When he was arrested for his second DUI on Feb. 16, 1996, it also became his sobriety date. Why then? Because when his wife picked him up from jail, she asked him if he was going to do anything about his addiction, which had […]

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hc1 goes high-tech in opioid battle

An Indiana healthcare tech company is bringing artificial intelligence and machine learning to the battle against the opioid epidemic. Indianapolis-based hc1.com has unveiled its Opioid Dashboard, designed to organize data that was previously disconnected and use it to fight opioid abuse and addiction. Saying “you can’t manage what you can’t measure,” Chief Executive Officer Brad […]

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