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11
Jan

How Can I Be Safe When There Is Drinking and Drugs at Parties?

How Can I Be Safe When There Is Drinking and Drugs at Parties? People go to parties in order to have fun with their friends and meet new people. Unfortunately, parties have a tendency of getting out of control. There are dangerous, life-threatening risks that come from serious partying such as drinking too much, alcohol...
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05
Jan

What is Cocaine?

What is Cocaine? Cocaine is a powerful stimulant made from the coca plant in South America.  It is an illegal drug; however, it was used in the past as an anesthetic for surgeries and other medical purposes.  Cocaine is sold by such names as coke, blow, rock, or snow and is often mixed with other...
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02
Jan

Bath Salts

Bath Salts Bath salts or psychoactive bath salts (PABS) are designer drugs with many street names.  They are dangerous and many hospitals report intoxication across the United States.  The chemical makeup of bath salts involves methylenedioxypyrovalerone or MDPV, and other stimulants such as mephedrone and pyrovalerone.  These chemicals are listed as a Schedule I controlled...
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20
Nov

Which Drugs Are Most Commonly Used?

  Which Drugs Are Most Commonly Used? Questions might arise in substance abuse treatment regarding which drugs are most commonly used and what affect they have on the body. There are many drugs, legal and illegal, that individuals can use and abuse today. A drug can be defined as any substance other than food that...
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14
Apr

Older Women Are Binge Drinking More

Alcohol use education and prevention is almost always geared towards teenagers and young adults, populations that are believed to be at the greatest risk of harm from using the pervasive substance. Young people tend to think that they are invincible, that they can handle situations that they likely cannot. While there is plenty of evidence...
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07
Apr

Depression: A Problem Worldwide

“Depression can be treated,” says the World Health Organization (WHO). “The first step is talking.” A message that the organization hopes will reach some 300 million people around the world battling this serious mental health disorder. On World Health Day (April 7, 2017) the goal this year is to encourage people to talk about depression,...
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31
Mar

Addiction: A Chronic Disease

In a perfect world, science would provide a remedy to cure addiction outright. With millions of people suffering from a substance use disorder (SUD), and an exponentially greater number of people affected by their loved one’s condition, a cure-all would save society much heartache. Perhaps one day scientists will be able to find the missing...
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23
Mar

Deaths of Despair in America

The angst that accompanies living in uncertain times should not be underestimated, and certainly not disregarded. It is correlation that goes far beyond the lines of politics (that is not to say that politics don’t have a role). Over the last two decades the economic landscape of America has changed dramatically, and with it economic...
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21
Mar

Opioids, Benzodiazepines and Overdose Death

People with substance use disorders (SUD) often mix drugs, that is when one takes two or more different types of narcotics at the same time, in order to amplify the intensity of one’s euphoria. It is relatively common for individuals to take an “upper” like cocaine with a “downer” like heroin, an action often referred...
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10
Mar

IED Increases Risk of Addiction

In the wake of two Mideast wars, many Americans added a new acronym to their lexicon IED, which stands for improvised explosive device. Essentially, homemade bombs constructed in unconventional ways, typically hidden in debris along roadways to inflict unsuspected carnage. Many American servicemen and women have been maimed or lost their lives as a result...
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