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addiction
13
Jan

Prescription Drug Abuse

Sadly in America there are a number of children who are being neglected because every last resource goes to feeding the addiction of their parents. Most cases where children go hungry stems from substance abuse. At least 75 percent of all child abuse or neglect cases across the country involve substance abuse by parents or...
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08
Jan

Princess Kate Working With Addiction

Addiction is a worldwide problem affecting families from all walks of life, an issue that has in the past been highly stigmatized and requires the work of countless people to help the suffering recover. Across the Atlantic in England, just eight months after the royal wedding the new Princess Kate has announced what charities she...
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26
Dec

Holidays Require Vigilance

As the year fast comes to a close we all reflect on the past year and dream of what is to come. There are number of people whose New Year resolution will be to change the way they are living, especially if they are battling with drug and alcohol addiction. The road to change is...
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23
Dec

Anti-Anxiety Medication Addiction

Anti-anxiety medication can be extremely dangerous if abused or mixed with narcotics. People die every year from side-effects caused from mixing the Xanax, Valium, Klonipin, and Ativan with other substances. Over the past decade the drug has become more and more popular amongst teenagers and young adults as a recreational drug, as well as in...
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28
Nov

Cocaine Using Rat Study

Studies have shown that people who are addicted to drugs and alcohol genetically pass the disease of addiction to their offspring. While addiction is not fully understood new research is being conducted every year that sheds more light on the disease. A new study that was conducted on rats has shown that chemical changes caused...
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18
Nov

Alcoholics Prone to Cancer

It is no secret to most people that excessive drinking seriously impacts one’s health. Alcohol addiction starts people down a road that leads to a number of health problems; liver failure, pancreatitis, and “wet brain” are some of the most common. However, a new report has linked alcoholism to a number of forms of cancer....
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01
Nov

Marijuana Petition Rejected

This week, The White House rejected a petition with 75,000 signatures asking for marijuana to be legalized and regulated in the same way alcohol is regulated. Known as the “We the People” project, The White House promises to respond quickly to any petition if it receives enough signatures. According to the “We the People” website,...
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28
Oct

Remembering Dr. Morris E. Chafetz

UPI/NY Times This week we should all take time to remember someone who played a very important role in how the public views addiction. Dr. Morris E. Chafetz played a major role changing the public’s perception; alcoholism went from being a moral failing and social crime to the disease model we know today as a...
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21
Oct

Rescheduling Hydrocodone Delays Continue

Hydrocodone or Vicodin as it is known best is one of the most abused prescription narcotics available. While it may not be as strong as oxycodone it is still highly addictive and has the potential to take lives. This is why over the last 12 years the federal government, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and...
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15
Oct

The Economy and Addiction

The economy and substance abuse rates have a lot to do with each other; when times are bad people tend to excessively use alcohol and drugs, when times are good people do this less. As we plunge deeper into recession and more people are finding themselves homeless due to foreclosures, people are turning to drugs...
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