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Opioid Crisis Bill Cleared by Senate Heads to President Obama

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The battle against the deadly opioid crisis in the United States is getting a major push from Capitol Hill. The US Senate passed a bill by a 92-2 vote in mid-July 2016 that would authorize nearly $900 million over a five-year period to combat the nation’s opioid epidemic that has claimed thousands of lives and […]

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Fentanyl-Laced Xanax Deadly Street Drug, Authorities Warn

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Xanax users, take note, especially if you don’t know where the pills you’re taking came from. Authorities have issued public warnings about a recent rise in overdose deaths linked to fake fentanyl-laced Xanax tablets that are being sold on the streets in Central Florida, California, and other parts of the US. The “super pill,” as […]

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Dentist Dealers: Opioid Addiction Bites Back After Over-Prescription

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Last week, NBC Nightly News featured opioid addiction in “Hooked: Fighting America’s Addiction to Painkillers,” a collection of news stories that aims to shed new light on the opioid epidemic spreading in the United States. While Americans have been fighting a serious prescription painkiller addiction for the past two decades, along with heroin and other […]

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Dabbing Pot Gaining Popularity Among Marijuana Users

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Mention “dabbing” these days, and you might get an invitation either to dance or to get high. In some communities, “dabbing” is a popular hip-hop dance, and several YouTube videos show viewers how to do it. But in other communities, the term means something completely different, and its popularity is about getting high on marijuana—without […]

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Internet Addiction: World Wide Webidemic?

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When the general public was introduced to the internet in the ’90s, no one could have imagined the extent of its role in society and daily life. Fast forward to modern day, almost three decades later, and the internet as we know it is a permanent staple of commerce, business, social relationships, and amusement. But […]

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Rio Olympics May Shine Light on Steroid Addiction

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Every four years, people all over the world anticipate the largest national sports competition, but almost every year, an acclaimed athlete falls into the scandal of steroids, performance-enhancement drugs, or developing a steroid addiction.   In May 2016, Russian athletes who won gold medals at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, were ousted for […]

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Teen Drug Abuse: Spotting the Signs

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According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, teenagers are being introduced to substance use as early as age 13. With this exposure, there is a likelihood your child will feel pressured to partake in substance abuse and may at some point try alcohol and other substances (e.g. marijuana, opioids, hallucinogens, etc.) because their friends […]

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Gambling Addiction: When All Bets Are Off

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When you think of addiction, your first thought may be a dependence on drugs or alcohol. It’s a widely known fact that substance abuse is a huge problem worldwide. You may be able to see how someone can be addicted to a substance, especially a substance like heroin or alcohol, which produces a physical dependence. But […]

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Best Time to Go to Rehab: Some Signs to Know

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Coming to terms with a substance abuse problem isn’t easy. There is still a lot of stigma associated with addiction, and this fact alone often keeps people from reaching out to their families, friends, employers or doctors when they suspect they have a problem. But that’s not all that stands in the way. The nature […]

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Addiction Recovery Quotes Offer Perspective, Honesty

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The disease of addiction does not discriminate – substance dependency is blind to gender, age, social status, and race. It does not avoid successful businessmen nor favor the less fortunate. In fact, many of the great minds we as a society admire have been afflicted themselves. But there is life after addiction, and some wise […]