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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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Heroin Overdoses Are Now More Deadly Than Gun Violence

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More Americans died from heroin overdoses last year than gun violence, according to new data released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) this week. In 2015, the CDC reported that 12,989 people died of heroin overdoses compared with 12,979 people who were killed by gun violence. Just 10 years ago, gun violence […]

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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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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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Why Opiate Painkillers are No Better Than Heroin

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There are many drugs to which a person can become addicted. In fact, there are even a number of behaviors that research has found can be quite addictive and disruptive to one’s daily life and health. Even so, more often than not when we consider the disease of addiction, we think of alcohol and drugs, […]