Taking benzodiazepines could increase patient risk of opioid overdose

Patients who take benzodiazepines, primarily used to treat anxiety, are four times more likely to become addicted to or overdose on opioids, according to a


Can Poor Sleeping Habits Predict Substance Use Disorder?

What makes a person more likely to become addicted to drugs or alcohol than someone else? While we know that a propensity for substance use


What Comes First: Addiction or Mental Illness?

Addiction treatment hasn’t always included treatment for mental health disorders. There was a time where treatment for addiction and mental health were kept separate, which


The Economic Impact of the Opioid Epidemic

Prescription drug use has had a profound effect on the United States, and its impact on the economy is no exception. Between 1999 and 2015,