Written By Harris House

Category: Abuse, Addiction, Blog, Recovery, Recovery


Knowledge regarding how best to treat patients struggling with opioid addiction is constantly advancing. Now comes news that the long-acting buprenorphine formulation BUP-XR, a monthly extended release injection, may be a valuable treatment for opioid use disorders (OUD). Here’s a closer look at the research, as published late last month in The Lancet.  About the…

Opioid epidemic.

How a Care Model for HIV Patients May Help Those with Opioid Use Disorders The “Cascade of Care” model was developed in 2017 to manage treatment of people with HIV and AIDS. Now, scientists believe that the same approach can be built upon in order to provide an improved framework of care for people with…

Written By Harris House

Category: Abuse, Addiction

St. Louis skyline at night.

U.S. News & World Report recently highlighted the troubling degree to which St. Louis has been impacted by opioids, including heroin, asserting: “As Missouri struggles with the epidemic of opioid abuse, no place in the state has been hit harder than St. Louis.” This begs the question, why is St. Louis suffering so badly? Here’s…

Written By Harris House

Category: Addiction, Blog, Physiological

More than two million Americans had substance abuse disorders involving prescription painkillers and an additional 591,000 had substance use disorders involving heroin in 2015, according to the most recent data shared by the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM). In order to support these addictions, many end up turning to desperate measures. One increasingly common…

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