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12
Feb

What Does it Mean to Abuse Someone?

What Does it Mean to Abuse Someone? There are some people out there with so much rage in themselves that they will take out that anger on other people. The way people treat us stays with us throughout adulthood. If you feel like things are becoming uneasy in your mind and you feel scared all...
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21
Sep

Prescription Opioid and Heroin Epidemic Awareness Week

It is important to point out that there is a difference between drug use and drug abuse, albeit a fine line. And, in many cases users are often unaware that they have crossed the invisible boundary between taking a prescription narcotic as prescribed and using the drug in unintended ways. However, it is worth pointing...
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13
Sep

Addiction: A New Role Model

We all need role models in life. Having someone to look up to can help guide one on their course to potential success. Millions of adolescent American boys look up to professional baseball players, hoping that one day that they will be able play ball on national television. Professional athletes inspire people around the globe...
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11
Aug

DEA Denies Marijuana Reclassification

Marijuana prohibition in the United States, some would argue, has done more harm than good. While the drug is both habit forming and can lead to negative health consequences, many Americans are in favor of changing both state and federal marijuana laws. With November around the corner, many states will be voting on joining the...
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09
Mar

Prescription Stimulants: A Circle of Risk Taking

When people discuss the prescription drug epidemic in America, the vast majority are referring to opioid painkillers; and for good reason, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that there are 44 overdose deaths everyday in this country related to such pain medications. There was a study published recently that sought to inform...
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02
Dec

ADHD Drugs Linked to Bullying

In the United States, bullying at school is a major cause for concern; the behavior can lead to teenagers being put in precarious situations. Teens who have been bullied are more likely to turn to mind altering substances to cope with their problem. Every year, a number of teenagers who are subjected to bullying choose...
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13
Aug

Lack of Funding for Treatment is Contributing to the Heroin Crisis

With, what appears to be, an ever growing opioid crisis facing America, the need for increased access to substance use disorder treatment is crucial. Reports indicate that in many areas of the country, the use of prescription opioids and heroin is having a far reaching effect – leading to an increase of overdose deaths and...
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22
May

States Call on Insurance Companies to Cover Abuse-Deterrent Opioids

The growing demand for prescription opioids with abuse-deterrent properties is a huge step forward in the fight against prescription drug abuse in America. Sadly, insurance companies are not willing cover the new, potentially lifesaving drugs. Last year, Massachusetts passed a law mandating insurances companies to cover abuse-deterrent opioids at the same level as other opioids,...
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12
Apr

Non-Medical Use of Cognitive Enhancing Drugs

The non-medical use of cognitive enhancing drugs, such as Ritalin ® and Adderall ®, is a common occurrence amongst college students. Heavy class loads and demanding schedules lead many to take amphetamine based drugs to gain an extra edge, allowing users to have more focus for longer periods of time. While these types of drug...
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17
Mar

Seniors Given Opioids Likely for Addiction

Opiate based drugs are extremely addictive even for those who do not have a history of substance abuse. Most people go their whole lives without having abused a drug or a drink. As we get older and medical difficulties become more of a reality, the potential for being prescribed addictive medicines becomes more of a...
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