Melissa Stailey

Freelance Writer

Location icon United States

Hi! My name is Melissa Stailey. I work on a freelance basis and I'm located in Washington DC.

Addiction Programs
Benzodiazepines: The Silent Addiction Epidemic - Addiction Programs

Over the past several years, the media has paid a lot of attention to the opioid epidemic, without noting another silent killer: the over-prescription of benzodiazepines. Benzos prescriptions such as Klonopin, Xanax, and Ativan, used primarily to help with anxiety disorders, have been rising steadily.

Food Of History
3 Mind-Blowing Chicken Wing Recipes for Game Night! - Food Of History

Chicken wings are always the life of the party, especially during football season, but are they worth the hype? The answer is "yes" if you're making them yourself. Don't settle for second-rate chicken wings that taste like they've been sitting heated in a metal basket all day.

Food Of History
Christmas Morning Breakfast: French Toast & More - Food Of History

Looking for a Christmas morning breakfast that can't be beaten? Try French Toast. This basic recipe is a sure winner and you can plate this morning dish with toppings of berries, syrups, and various whipped creams. If you want to make your own blackberry syrup, check this recipe here.

American Addiction Foundation
One in Five American Teens Has Vaped Nicotine - American Addiction Foundation

Last year, in September, the US Food and Drug Administration put out a stern press release declaring vaping "an epidemic" among young people, particularly minors. We've detailed some information about how vaping tobacco appears to be a gateway into other tobacco use for young people, rather than an exit path for adult smokers looking to quit.

Food Of History
Cooking Mushrooms: A Primer for Everyone - Food Of History

Mushrooms have been a part of the human diet for a very long time, and that most definitely includes cooking mushrooms. After all, when not being chased by giant carnivores or trampled by herbivores fleeing carnivores, our species was often foraging. The Ancient Egyptians believed mushrooms to be th food of the Gods, according to hieroglyphics.

Food Of History
Let's Talk About Pork Chops - Food Of History

Pork chops are thought of as a Southern food, an inherently American food that brings back collective memories of family get-together and tea.But in general, with all the fast food in the world and all of the poor eating habits, pork has gotten a bad rap.

The Addiction Reporter
Cocaine-Opioid Cocktails Have Been Killing Since 2010 - The Addiction Reporter

People have been dying from opioid and cocaine cocktails regularly since 2010, but there hasn't been much reporting on it. That's partially because the focus is on the fact that these deaths were from opioids. But calling these deaths "opioid overdoses" is problematic because, in some cases, the drug users were never aware that they were using an opioid.

Stop Oxy
How Sackler Family, Purdue Pharma Targeted Veterans - Stop Oxy

In Massachusetts, veterans are three times more likely than others who take prescription painkillers to die from an overdose. A new court filing in an ongoing lawsuit between the state and the pharmaceutical company and its stakeholders says that this statistic may have been by design.

Many Addiction Centers Won't Use Medication-Assisted Treatment

According to US News, the majority of drug and alcohol treatment centers in the United States don't offer three standard Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) services, even though the U.S. Food and Drug Administration recommends and encourages them for people with opioid use disorder.

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