Category Archives: drugs

Incompatible Food and Pharmaceutical Mixes

Last Update: 3 June 2020 by Marc Woodard. Many don’t realize some foods can interact badly with prescription drugs when consumed together. Those that fail to read the dietary warning’s listed on specific pharmaceutical labels, or disregard the prescription use instructions can cause increased health risk. Listed below are 7 common prescription drugs and foods that when consumed together can increase health risk and/or cause severe ill-health side effects. There are many chemical reactions that occur (more…)

Tigard Turns the Tide works together to prevent teenage substance use disorder

We all understand how important teenage alcohol and substance use prevention education programs and resources are to any parent challenged with an addicted child or knows someone with a substance abuse disorder. But did you know that nine out of 10 adults with substance use disorders started using before age 18? In surveys, Tigard High School (THS) 11th graders have self-reported substance use from 2012-17.  The data shows significant teenage substance use with significant increases (more…)

Use Opioids Effectively to Control Pain and Reduce Health Risk

Last Updated: 3/15/2019, Marc Woodard Scientific studies prove, pain relief decreases while pain sensitivity increases from excess use of opioids. In other words, if you’re a chronic pain sufferer and have used opioids for long periods of time, greater sensitivity to pain will occur. So you ask yourself, how could taking more pain killers cause greater sensitivity to pain? “I thought pain killers were supposed to lessen the pain.” This is true if you are following the  (more…)