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5 Street Drugs Parents Should Know About

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Although substance abuse and addiction affect people from virtually everywhere, regardless of age, gender, religion, ethnicity or race, and socioeconomic background—research has shown that certain groups tend to experiment with substances and, therefore, develop addictions at higher-than-average rates. Parents and public officials continue to be concerned about adolescents and teens, one of the most high-risk […]

Study: Opioid Addiction Crisis Affecting US Employers

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The nation’s opioid epidemic reaches far and wide and no place is immune to it, and that includes the workplace. A recent report by the National Safety Council offers insight into US employers’ perceptions about prescription drug use and how it affects the workplace, and the policies they use to address it. According to the […]

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Teen Addicts Aren’t Getting Medications for Heroin Withdrawal

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Teen addicts battling heroin withdrawal may not be getting the full addiction treatment they need, according to recent reports in the Journal of Adolescent Health. While 26 percent of adult patients addicted to heroin receive medication during treatment, only 2 percent of adolescents do, according to MedPage Today. Teen Addicts Face Obstacles to Get Methadone, […]

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Study: ‘Dripping’ Harmful to Vaping Teens

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Some teens who vape are experimenting with electronic cigarettes in a way that observers say could expose them to harmful chemicals. Research recently published in Pediatrics journal has called attention to a vaping practice called “dripping,” in which users drop e-cigarette liquids directly onto the heated coils of the vaping device before immediately inhaling the […]

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Native Americans and Meth: Addiction Brings Sex Trade, Violence

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Meth addiction has reached crisis levels in some Native American communities, particularly those in the rural and remote parts of the US, and tribal leaders and others are worried, reports say. “Meth has been identified as one of the major issues in Indian Country that we’re trying to address on an ongoing basis,” US Attorney […]

Starting Fresh: Life After Treatment as an Ex-Offender

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Life after treatment is an opportunity for a fresh new start. It’s a time to focus on rebuilding relationships, maintaining your health, and bettering yourself as a person. That is, of course, if you have the luxury of no responsibility, which isn’t the case when you’re a recovering addict with a history of felonies and […]