What Happens During an Overdose?

As the opioid epidemic continues to spread across the country, overdoses are becoming increasingly common. To learn what happens when someone overdoses, watch this short video.

The Trump Administration vs The Opioid Epidemic

Political opinions aside, we can all agree that how the Trump administration handles the current opioid epidemic is crucial and will have a tremendous impact on the nation. During his campaign, Trump described the rising number of opioid-related overdoses as a “crippling problem throughout the United States” and vowed to make it one of the … Continued

Carfentanil: A New Killer on the Loose

The opioid crisis took 50,000 lives in 2016 and is showing no signs of slowing down. While many accidental overdoses last year involved Fentanyl, a synthetic opioid analgesic, there is an even more dangerous drug hitting the streets, Carfentanil. What is Carfentanil? Carfentanil is an extremely powerful tranquilizer that is intended for use on elephants and … Continued

What Is Fentanyl?

Fentanyl is a powerful medication that has been seen in headlines across the country. To learn more about this pain medication, watch the short video below. Call Mountainside at 860-824-1397 and speak with one of our opioid addiction admissions specialists. We can help you get the treatment you need to overcome your addiction.  

How Repealing the Affordable Care Act Could Affect the Opioid Crisis

As efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act move forward, there have been questions about how the repeal would affect the opioid epidemic currently throwing the nation into crisis. In The Huffington Post, Michael Botticelli, former director of the White House’s Office of National Drug Control Policy, argued that the repeal would damage any progress … Continued