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marijuana legalization

How Does Marijuana Legalization Affect Addicts?

As more states continue to legalize marijuana for both recreational and medical use, it’s important to be educated about the substance, its effects on the body, and the implications for those struggling with addiction. Currently, multiple states and Washington, D.C. allow the sale and use of recreational marijuana under certain regulations. Medical marijuana is legal […]

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opioid abuse

The Epidemic of Painkiller and Prescription Opioid Abuse in America

One of the most prevalent public health concerns in America today is the prescription opioid and painkiller epidemic. In 2015, 12.5 million people misused prescription opioids, according to the Department of Health and Human Services. As reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2015 also saw 33,000 deaths from opioids. In May, Florida Governor Rick […]

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narcotic addiction

All About Narcotics

Unfortunately, illicit narcotic use in the United States has reached an all-time high. As of 2012, 2.1 million people were addicted to opioid painkillers, while 467,000 were addicted to heroin. Fatal overdoses have increased four-fold since 1999. It’s important for people to better understand this epidemic so that they can offer the support necessary if a […]

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synthetic drugs

What Are New Psychoactive Substances (NPS)?

While drugs like opioids are one of the most pressing issues America is facing at the moment, new psychoactive substances aren’t far behind. NPS are various synthetic drugs which are formulated to mimic the effects of illegal drugs. However, because they do not actually contain any illegal ingredients, some of them are legal to sell and take […]

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inhalant abuse

Facts and Information About Inhalants

Because they’re widely available in a number of household products, many people have started turning to inhalants in an effort to get high. In fact, over 2.6 million children between the ages of 12 and 17 use inhalants to get high each year. That equates to about one in four students using a common household product to […]

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