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drugs
20
Nov

Weight and Drug Use

A person’s weight in this country, just as in other countries, is important on a number of levels. How a person looks at himself or herself and how other people look at them can be directly tied to their weight. Self-esteem is extremely important and can influence one’s decision making process, if one has low...
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11
Nov

The Meth Project

Methamphetamine use in America continues to be a growing concern especially regarding teenage users. There have been a number of organizations that have aimed their focus on giving methamphetamine a bad name, showing the true colors of the drug and what it can do to you. One such program is called The Meth Project, 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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07
Oct

Doctors Need More Pain Management and Addiction Training

Everyday hundreds of thousands of prescriptions are written by doctors for a number of different health problems. One of the most common reasons doctors prescribe medications is for pain management, typically prescribing prescription opioids to help patients cope with their pain. Prescription opioids, like oxycodone and hydrocodone, are some of the most commonly prescribed drugs...
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05
Oct

Young Adults Lack Skills Requiring More Help

Making the decision to enter a drug and alcohol treatment facility is a big deal and is often times one of the hardest decisions that an addict has to make in their entire life. Most addicts would love to be freed of the bondage of drugs and alcohol, but despite that addicts will continue to...
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22
Sep

The More Friends You Have, The More Likely You Are to Drink

High school is a time for new experiences and self-discovery aided by those who surround you. New friends are made, old friends make new friends, and everyone lives their life in their own circle or clique; the people who surround you are often one’s biggest influence. A number of high school students are introduced to...
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20
Sep

Arizona Doctors Worry About Rise in Bath Salt Sales Due to DEA Ban

Next month the DEA will be putting a ban into effect on the controversial “bath salts” until proper research can be conducted on such products. “Bath salts” have made the news several times this year as a result of the spike in emergency room visits related to people’s consumption of the drugs. These are not...
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09
Sep

National Drug Survey 2011

The new national drug survey, sponsored by SAMHSA, was just released with some startling facts worth noting. Fortunately, methamphetamine use has been steadily declining thanks to the efforts of law enforcement and organizations whose missions are to educate people about the dangers of the drug. The same cannot be said about marijuana, as more states...
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