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Meloxicam: Safer Alternative to Opioid Painkillers

People are always looking for an alternative to opioid painkillers, and some have found it in the form of therapy, yoga, acupuncture, or even meditation. As for medications, however, there may be an option for pain treatment in the form of a prescription NSAID (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory) drug called meloxicam. However, it is still important to… Continue Reading Meloxicam: Safer Alternative to Opioid Painkillers

“Heroin Vaccine” Could Be a Near-Future Reality - Westwind Recovery®

“Heroin Vaccine” Could Be a Near-Future Reality

Have you ever imagined that a day would come when a simple vaccine could end the heroin crisis in our society? Believe it or not, that day is quickly approaching. The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) has successfully developed a “heroin vaccine” that has proven successful when used on animals, such as mice and non-human primates.… Continue Reading “Heroin Vaccine” Could Be a Near-Future Reality

Signs That a Loved One Is Addicted to Opiates

Opiates are types of medications intended to manage pain and minimize the ill effects of a number of physical and emotional disorders. When used responsibly and for limited amounts of time, these medications can help a person enjoy a reasonable quality of life as the underlying condition is resolved. Unfortunately, opiates are addictive and it’s… Continue Reading Signs That a Loved One Is Addicted to Opiates