Tag: Addiction

Opioids, Pain Management, and Addiction: Balancing Ethical Duties

Opioids, Pain Management, and Addiction: Balancing Ethical Duties

| Tadeusz Pacholczyk | September 24, 2018 | 0 Comments

Almost two million Americans are now addicted to opioids. The National Institute on Drug Abuse notes that more than 100 people die each day in the U.S. from opioid overdoses. This unprecedented level of abuse — which involves not only heroin, but also prescription pain relievers such as OxyContin, Percocet, morphine, codeine, and fentanyl — has become a national crisis. Reportedly, about 80 percent of heroin addicts first misused prescription opioids. Yet for many patients, no pain-relieving options more effective than opioids exist. Figuring out how to use these powerful pharmacological agents in an appropriate and ethical manner is urgent and imperative.

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Coon Rapids parish, seminary lead anti-pornography initiatives

Coon Rapids parish, seminary lead anti-pornography initiatives

| Bridget Ryder | April 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

Priests, therapists take pastoral approach to heal addictions, prevent use

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Opioid epidemic calls for Minnesota Church’s attention

Opioid epidemic calls for Minnesota Church’s attention

| November 8, 2017 | 0 Comments

On Oct. 25, 100 people gathered at Gichitwaa Kateri in Minneapolis to discuss the opioid epidemic’s impact on the Native American community, which the parish serves, and beyond.

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Calix Society brings spirituality to addiction recovery

Calix Society brings spirituality to addiction recovery

| Susan Klemond | February 1, 2016 | 0 Comments

The Calix Society (“calix” is Latin for “chalice”) is an international organization founded in Minneapolis almost 70 years ago that began by offering spiritual support to Catholics recovering from alcoholism. Now with nearly 500 members in the United States and Europe, it is open to anyone affected by any form of addiction.

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‘The Church is a hospital for sinners’

‘The Church is a hospital for sinners’

| September 9, 2014 | 2 Comments

Retired priest to receive lifetime achievement award for helping people with addiction

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