Tag Archives: Medication

Medication(s) in Recovery

Medication(s) in Recovery      This is your message for the week of April 16, 2017  Many people who are pursuing recovery for Addiction continue to take other prescribed or over-the-counter medications that they are unaware may be counterproductive to … Continue reading

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Using Medication for Pain: Hints and Cautions

By The HUM Clinical Team For those struggling with pain, whether that be acute (immediate, short-term injuries) or chronic (long-term, usually lasting longer than 6 months), medication is often used in or as treatment. If you are given a prescription … Continue reading

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Prescription Drug Use

By Paige Abbott, Registered Psychologist      The news is increasingly filled with stories of prescription drug abuse and overdose deaths caused by medications that are prescribed by physicians ((i.e., opioids, sedatives or tranquilizers, and stimulants). Canada is now ranked … Continue reading

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Depression and Anxiety: Risks vs. Benefits of Using SSRIs

By Ms. Sue Newton, MN, RN There has been a lot of controversy in recent years about the efficacy of SSRIs (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors)- medication used to treat mild and moderate depression. Two large meta-analyses from the United States … Continue reading

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