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Understanding Opiate Withdrawal

Prescription drug abuse is a growing problem in the United States, and this type of addiction is largely centered on the use of opiate drugs, which are prescribed as painkillers. Opiates include ...
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How Do You Talk to Kids About Drugs?

How Do You Talk to Kids About Drugs? Have you ever experimented with illegal drugs like meth, cocaine, heroin, marijuana, PCP, Molly, or prescription painkillers like OxyContin, Percocet, or Vicodin ? ...
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Drugs and Prostitution Ring in NJ Senior Housing

Drugs and Prostitution Ring in NJ Senior Housing Have you ever done drugs? Have you ever seen the seedy underbelly of drug dealers and criminals? Did you know that lots of drug dealers and related ...
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Pennsylvania Still on Edge After Fentanyl Drug Scare

Pennsylvania Still on Edge After Drug Scare Do you think that Pennsylvania has a problem with drugs? Do you worry sometimes about the threat of new drugs or new drug epidemics? PA state officials do. ...
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Heroin Poppies a Growing Problem in Afghanistan

Heroin Poppies a Growing Problem in Afghanistan Have you ever tried heroin? What about other opioids? Do you have any struggles with illegal drug usage? Have you ever heard about where heroin comes ...
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Cory Monteith Killed by Heroin and Alcohol

Heroin and Alcohol: A Deadly Combination Do you ever stop and think about how many celebrities have been killed by drugs and alcohol? Have you heard new stories about actors or musicians who have been ...
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New Cocaine Test Can Detect Drug Usage on Fingerprints

In the past, detecting the presence of drugs in someone's bloodstream and used to involve a costly and lengthy blood or saliva test. Now, however, a new fingerprint test can be used to determine ...
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New Street Drug Flakka Leads to Bizarre Crimes

There's a new drug on the streets, and it's causing people to do unexpected and sometimes bizarre things. The drug goes by the name "Flakka," and it's getting more and more news coverage from the ...
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Are "Abuse Resistant" Painkillers as Helpful as They Seem?

The abuse of prescription painkillers is reaching epidemic levels in this country. In the past 15 years or so, fatal overdoses have increased by 400%. One way that pharmaceutical companies are trying ...
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Breaking Through the Stigma of Drug Addiction

One of the most important things to remember about addiction is that the so-called "addict" is in fact the victim. The addiction is not the fault of the person who's struggling against it. Addiction ...
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Do Even School Nurses Need Anti-Overdose Drugs Now?

It's well known that fatal drug overdoses are rising every year in the United States. Most of these overdoses come from opioids, including prescription painkillers. In fact, prescription painkillers ...
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Are Scientists Inventing Addiction-Proof Painkillers?

The abuse of prescription painkillers has become one of America's most dangerous pastimes. In fact, opioid painkillers like Percocet, Vicodin, and OxyContin are involved in half of all fatal overdoses ...
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Baltimore: The Heroin Capital of the United States

Baltimore achieved notoriety in the last decade by being featured in the TV show The Wire. It's a city that's seen both tremendous growth and decline in the past several decades, as well as an ...
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Addiction and Triggers - How to Spot Them & Avoid Them

When you're going through addiction recovery at a rehab center, you're taking steps on a journey to a new life for yourself. Every journey has its setbacks, however. In recovery treatment, some of the ...
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New Research on the Link Between HIV/AIDS and Drug Addiction

Researchers are studying the link between HIV/AIDS and drug addiction and alcoholism. Funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), five projects have been declared winners of the ...
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Colorado Sheriffs Suing Colorado for Weed Legalization

Colorado's been making lots of money from Amendment 64-the bill that legalized marijuana. While there are many in Colorado (and around the country) who looked favorably on the legislation, it's not ...
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A Peek Inside the World of Drugs and Music Festivals

It's supposed to be all about the music, but for many festival-goers, large festivals like Ultra are massive drug-fueled blurs. Now, the National Institute of Justice has released findings from ...
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3 Ways to Avoid Drug Relapse After Drug Addiction Rehab

Drug addiction recovery is never simple or easy. Usually, it's a lifelong battle. Many people in recovery find themselves slipping back into drug use at least once or twice during their lives. Up to ...
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Are Insurance Companies Denying Coverage for Drug Rehab?

1 in 4 adult Americans will struggle with a mental health issue this year. 13.6 million are living with a chronic condition. Even more, 9.2 millions Americans struggle with both a s ubstance abuse ...
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Does Drug Policy Change Crime Rates? The Case for Treatment

Colorado, Washington state, Uruguay, and Portugal… they've all been in the news lately for their approaches to legalizing or decriminalizing certain drugs. Supporters of the new laws say that ...
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Anti-Overdose Drug Narcan Saving Lives in NJ

Overdoses are getting stopped in their tracks in Mercer County, New Jersey, but it's not through some radical new treatment. Instead, cops are now allowed to carry a drug called Narcan, which is ...
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Paul Ressler Won’t Let His Son’s Overdose Death Be for Nothing

Do you ever think that anything good could come of the death of one of your children? That's a question Paul Ressler faced in 2001 when his son, Corey, died. This was the last and worst blow of a long ...
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How Crack Addicts Can Make the Right Choice!

How Crack Addicts Can Make the Right Choice! What's the best treatment for crack addiction-and can I afford it? Many people around the country have heard the stereotypes about crack users. Most people ...
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1 in 5 College Students Abuse Prescription Drugs

1 in 5 College Students Abuse Prescription Drugs How can I get drug rehab treatment for my son or daughter? College is an important time for many young people. Most people plant the seeds of their ...
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Man Dies of Overdose Hours Before Checking Into Rehab

Man Dies of Overdose Hours Before Checking Into Rehab How can I get help for a loved one who is dangerously addicted to drugs? Last Wednesday a California man died of a drug overdose only a few hours ...
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