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The Danger of Addiction to Post-Surgery Pain Medication

Millions of Americans undergo extensive surgery every single year. In fact, the American College of Surgeons suggests that...
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Popular Heroin Slang: Terms Heroin Addicts Say While Using

More and more Americans every day are realizing that the disease of addiction truly knows no bounds. There are no rules or limits on who
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What is Kratom? Cutting Edge Treatment, or Addictive Drug?

UPDATED APRIL 14TH, 2020   As the opioid epidemic rages in the United States, the Food & Drug Administration has issued new warnings about kratom.
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Most Dangerous Synthetic Drugs in America

  Drugs such as methamphetamines, marijuana, or heroin have long been a problem here in the United States as the war on drugs continue, even
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Who is to Blame for the Drug Crisis?

If there’s one thing Americans of all backgrounds, religions and political affiliations agree on, it’s that the United States is in the midst of a
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2019 National Prescription Drug Take Back Day: Saturday, April 27th. Find a Collection Site Near You.

On Saturday, April 27th, 2019 the United States Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) is hosting the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. This event aims to
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What is Inpatient Drug Rehab?

As an effective form of addiction treatment, inpatient drug rehab is intended to help individuals stop the often destructive, compulsive behavior of abusing drugs and alcohol. Inpatient drug rehabilitation involves living at a residential addiction treatment center, over a period of time. The average stay at an inpatient treatment center typically lasts from 30 to 90 days or more, depending on the severity of the addiction. Ongoing treatment is essential to help ensure a full recovery from the devastating grip of an addiction.
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Can I Tell if Someone is on Benzos or Xanax?

Just like many other types of addictions, an addiction to Xanax will affect nearly every aspect of the person’s life. A typical addict will let their personal relationships deteriorate, while often isolating themselves socially. Job loss, financial hardship and legal troubles are common with those who are addicted to benzos. Developing a chemical dependence on Xanax can lead to many dangerous situations. Since benzodiazepines are sedatives, it is generally unsafe to operate an automobile, even when on a prescribed dose from a doctor.
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The Opioid Crisis: How The Sackler Family Made Billions, While America Became Addicted to Oxycontin.

Internal Purdue memos sought to sell higher doses of the drugs over long periods of time. This obviously made the company more money, while the higher doses also increased the likelihood of their patients to develop an addiction. Many internal emails have proven that the Sackler family cared only about their sales numbers, not the safety of the patients who were taking the drugs. While the Sackler family was pushing blame onto people who helplessly became addicted to their drugs, they raked in billions and billions of dollars. The family fortune is said to have exceeded $13 billion dollars at the end of 2018.
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The 2018 Opioid Bill

The United States Congress reconciled both House and Senate opioid bills aimed at reducing the deadly toll of the nation’s top health care crisis: the
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