drug abuse

Should Fentanyl Screening Kits be Allowed at Music Festivals?
March 24, 2022

Should Fentanyl Testing Kits Be Allowed at Music Festivals?

Drug use has long been part of music festival culture. Despite attempts to regulate it, it’s incredibly difficult to stop drugs from…

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Books on Drug and Alcohol Addiction
March 9, 2020

5 Children’s Books That Discuss Drugs and Alcohol

Many people often refer to addiction as a family disease. This is because everyone in the family, especially the children, are impacted…

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Drug Addiction and Relationships
January 23, 2020

How Drug Addiction Affects Relationships

After living through an experience and looking back at it, we always see where we made mistakes. When you’re in recovery, it’s…

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financial stress
January 2, 2020

Financial Stress and Substance Abuse

The relationship between financial stress and substance abuse exists in many different contexts. It’s a tragically ironic double-edged sword. There are dozens…

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Overdose Prevention
December 23, 2019

My Loved One Overdosed, Now What?

Experiencing your loved one suffer an overdose can be terrifying and unexpected. What’s the proper way to respond to the situation? How…

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Lil' Peep Wrongful Death can mean changes for addiction in the music industry.
October 29, 2019

Lil Peep Lawsuit Can Have Serious Impact on Drug Use in the Music Industry

It’s been over two years since rapper Lil Peep died from drug overdose. His mother is now suing his management in a…

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Drug overdoses decline for the first time in nearly 30 years.
August 5, 2019

Fatal Drug Overdoses Decline for the First Time in 30 Years

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC reports that there were around 68,557 drug overdose fatalities in the United States in…

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florida's pill mills
July 29, 2019

Managing the Outcome of Florida’s Pill Mills

Anyone familiar with the current opioid crisis in the United States has heard of the impact that Florida’s “pill mills” have had…

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New HBO Series Euphoria Explores the Hopelessness of Drug Addiction
June 25, 2019

HBO Series Euphoria Follows Woman Suffering from Drug Addiction in a World that’s Leaving her behind

Euphoria, HBO’s newest drama, revolves around Rue Bennett, a 17-year-old woman struggling with drug addiction, depression and anxiety who turns to drugs…

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A May Day Message for Workers Struggling with Alcohol and Drug Abuse
May 1, 2019

A May Day Message for Workers Struggling with Alcohol and Drug Abuse

The May Day holiday has taken different forms and has been associated with many different events throughout history, one of the most…

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Employers Feel Effects of Increased Marijuana and Opioid Use
March 15, 2019

Employers Feel Effects of Increased Marijuana and Opioid Use

Do you know someone at work from whom you can easily score marijuana or prescription painkillers? Have you seen someone die from…

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Is Your Career Making You Use?: Jobs with the Highest Rates of Alcohol and Drug Addiction
January 17, 2019

Is Your Career Making You Use?: Jobs with the Highest Rates of Alcohol and Drug Addiction

Everyone’s job is stressful, right? Even the people who beat the alarm clock every morning and race with enthusiasm to the most…

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Addiction in Families: The Lesser-Discussed Casualties of Drug and Alcohol Abuse
September 18, 2018

Addiction in Families: The Lesser-Discussed Casualties of Drug and Alcohol Abuse

Addiction in families is becoming an increasingly common reality. Last year over 72,000 Americans succumbed to fatal drug overdose. Countless others escaped…

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September 7, 2018

Mac Miller Dead of An Apparent Overdose

Mac Miller was found dead in his San Fernando Valley home just hours ago from an apparent overdose. A friend called the…

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Contaminated Molly a growing threat to users.
August 14, 2018

Contaminated Molly Reinforces Dangers of Designer Drugs

Last Sunday, police in the UK issued a regional warning after a batch contaminated molly (MDMA) sent a group of teenage girls…

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Drug Addiction Affecting Practically All Americans
June 4, 2018

Nearly Every American Dealing with Drug Addiction in some form, Pew Report Says

It’s official: drug addiction now impacts practically every American in some way. We often say that drug abuse is everyone’s problem; a…

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Synthetic Marijuana Making a Comeback
May 31, 2018

K2 Part 2: Synthetic Marijuana Overdoses Making a Comeback

Last week more than 25 people were hospitalized in Brooklyn after they had apparently overdosed on K2, a form of synthetic marijuana…

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Recovery Unplugged Treatment Center Make It Count: What Happens after Narcan Deployment?
April 17, 2017

Make It Count: What Happens after Narcan Deployment?

Narcan saves lives and that’s really all there is too it…or is it? It’s true that the widely used anti-overdose drug has…

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February 16, 2017

Venezuela VP Named as Drug Trafficker by Treasury

Venezuela and the United States have, for a long time, had a difficult and contentious relationship. Going back decades, even before the inflammatory back-and-forth between the Bush and Chavez Administrations, these two fundamentally different political powers have had a hard time seeing eye-to-eye on nearly every major issue. This week, the relationship got worse when the US Treasury Department blacklisted one of Venezuela’s top leaders, Vice President Tareck El Aissami. The move comes amid claims that El Aissami oversaw narcotics shipments of more than 1,000 kilograms (2,204 pounds) from Venezuela, some of which ended up in Mexico and the US….

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Recovery Unplugged Treatment Center The Long-Term Impact of Florida’s Pill Mills
December 14, 2016

The Long-Term Impact of Florida’s Pill Mills

A few years ago, it seemed like Floridians couldn’t look in any direction without spotting a pill mill. These fly-by-night “pain management clinics” where addicts could get pills from doctors looking to cash in on vulnerable drug users’ desperation were operating in full view of law enforcement, legislators and prevention advocates. They were in storefronts, in physicians’ offices and practically everywhere else across the sunshine state. In 2010, Florida led the nation in diverted prescription drugs, resulting in seven Floridians dying every day along with countless others throughout the nation. The state had also become the destination for distributors and abusers through the proliferation of pill mills….

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