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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 […]

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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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4 Common Alcoholism & Drug Abuse Myths

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When it comes to misconceptions about addiction, they appear to be more widely taken as facts than the actual facts, but this isn’t just limited to the people who have little experience with and knowledge of addiction. Even the people who are addicted to alcohol and drugs have a number of misconceptions and misgivings concerning […]