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9 Tips to Identify Drug Abuse in Your Workplace: How You Can Help Employees Who Are Struggling With Addiction

As the United States continues to experience the worst drug overdose epidemic in history, employers will often find themselves at the frontlines of an employees’
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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 Are the Behaviors of Current Addicts?

If anyone has ever known a person who has struggled with a substance abuse disorder, they may know just how disruptive an addiction can be
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Are Drug Implants the Future of Drug Addiction Treatment?

One of the most common misconceptions about drug addiction revolved around the idea that addicts somehow lack a sense of self control and moral fortitude.
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What Are Some Popular Drug Slang Words in 2020

The word slang is often used to describe language whose meaning is very informal and is commonly understood only by a certain group of people
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Can Brain Imaging Help Beat Drug Addiction?

The word addiction itself comes from the latin phrase meaning “enslaved to” or “bound by”. Addiction is a disease of the brain that is characterized
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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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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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A Brief History of Mental Health & Substance Abuse Treatment

Throughout history, the use of illicit substances is documented as far back as the earliest of recorded human civilization. 5,000 year-old Egyptian hieroglyphs show us
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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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