Opioids in the Veterinary Field

When it comes to the opioid crisis, many people fail to realize the impact that the veterinary care field can have on the issue. While many efforts have been made to educate physicians and dentists about opioids, veterinary clinics are another possible source of opioids that can be abused. Just as with humans, animals receive opioids to help them deal... read more »

Recognizing the Signs of Opioid Use Disorder

In 2017 alone, more than 72,000 people in the United States died from drug overdose. The sharpest increase in drug use and death was the use of synthetic opioids. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly 30,000 overdose deaths can be attributed to opioids, with 16,000 being linked to heroin and the remainder being linked to prescription... read more »