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Drug Addiction

Heroin in America

Today the US is suffering from the worst opioid crisis in its entire history. For a bit of perspective, in 2016 alone, opioids killed more Americans than in the entire Vietnam War. Data from The New York Times revealed that during that year, there were 59,000 who died from drug overdose. Meanwhile, 57,939 died or went missing in the 20-year war. From 2010 to 2015 heroin overdoses in America have tripled. The National Survey on Drug Use and Health revealed that almost a million Americans in 2016 claimed to have used heroin in the past year. Most of the people who…

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How Does Heroin Kill You

How Does Heroin Kill You: The Science of a Heroin Overdose A heroin overdose took the life of 21-year-old Walmart employee, Alysa Ivy. And a heroin overdose took the life of 46-year-old Hollywood star, Philip Seymour Hoffman. Do an Internet search of “heroin overdose deaths,” and you see reports of 31 suspected deaths in just four days in Dayton, Ohio; 70 in just one month in Philadelphia; and 571 deaths in Palm Beach in 2016. No matter who you are, how much money you make, or where you live, you are likely to be impacted–directly or indirectly–by the crisis our…

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How Much Does the War on Drugs Cost?

“America is at war,” and this isn’t a blanket statement considering that the USA has been battling drug abuse for just about a century. Despite the efforts, policy changes, and dollars spent in the fight against drug abuse, it seems that the war isn’t ending soon, in fact, America may just be losing the battle. More drug abusers are in jail, in hospitals, and in courts. The drug business poses violence, child neglect and abuse, and organized crimes. While much of the effort may be focused on criminalization, something alarming is happening. That is that the amount being spent to…

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What is 2c?

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What is 2C? New Designer Drug Causing a Buzz Witnesses in Grand Forks, North Dakota who saw 17-year-old Elija Stai after he had ingested the drug said that he was “growling,” banging “his head against the ground,” and appeared to be “possessed” before he died. The 18-year-old who provided Stai with the drug found himself facing charges for “murder, manslaughter and controlled substance charges.” And, just days after Stai’s death, another teenager was found dead on a sidewalk in the same city from consumption of the same drug. The drug that killed these two young men is 2C-I, a derivative of…

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Best Movies About Addiction

One thing is certain today, time has changed and there’s an evolution in the cultural perception of alcohol and drug addiction. This ailment continues to wreck the lives of nearly 24 million people in the United States alone, that’s not including the countless many who suffer emotionally while trying to support their loved ones battling addiction. In order to discontinue the preservation of outdated stigmas as well as the false information surrounding addiction. There’s a need to accurately portray what addiction truly is, and it is no surprise to see writers, artists, directors, and producers working continuously on making films…

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Divorce After Rehab

Divorce After Rehab: Should I Stay or Should I Go Being in love with someone who has an addiction is never easy. When they are living an addictive lifestyle, you are constantly worried about them. You wonder when the next bad thing is going to happen. With all these worries, you may lose sleep and develop health issues of your own. Many spouses of addicts often develop chronic headaches, stomach issues, depression or anxiety. When married to an addict, all you ever want is for them to get treatment. So, what happens after they finally get help, and you just can’t forgive the…

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What is Vicodin and Should I Take It

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What is Vicodin and Should I take it? She was a writer, a wife, and a mother, and she was addicted to Vicodin. Jennifer was taking Vicodin to control the pain she was suffering from migraine headaches and fibromyalgia. At some point, though, Jennifer found herself chewing up Vicodin with her morning tea and toast. She was not using the medicine just for pain relief anymore; she was using it to function on a daily basis. In 2016, SAMHSA reported that 3.3 million individuals were misusing prescription pain relievers. The misuse of prescription pain relievers like Vicodin has become an epidemic that effects…

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Advice for Families of Addicts: Life After Rehab

Advice for Families of Addicts: Life After Rehab Families of addicts suffer a great deal, and their challenges can be not only overwhelmingly stressful but also unrelenting for long periods of time. Some families live for years with the pain and chaos of a loved one’s addiction. Of course, everyone’s hope is that the addict gets to treatment and it will finally all be over. However, the reality of addiction is that even the best addiction treatment centers can’t help someone who doesnt want to help themselves. Life after rehab for the newly sober and his or her loved ones can…

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Advice for Families of Addicts: Getting into Treatment

Advice for Families of Addicts: Getting into Treatment Having an addict in your family is not something that is easy to deal with. You may have constant worries about what they are doing, what is going to happen to them, and whether they will ever stop abusing alcohol or drugs. You may also feel as if you were a bad parent or family member and lead them to this path yourself. With all these concerns, you may find your own life lacking a lot of happiness. It may seem like it is a never-ending cycle that will only continue to…

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The Most Addictive Drug in the World

What is the Most Addictive Drug in the World? Many people wonder “what is the most addictive drug in the world?. While we often consider the answer to be a matter of opinion, there have been studies to help establish a scientific answer. According to the World Health Organization, around 15.3 million individuals globally have a problem with addiction. Have you ever wondered what the most addictive drug in the world is? What Makes a Substance Addictive? Perhaps we should start by asking, what makes a substance addictive? To ensure the survival of our species, our brains release the chemical dopamine…

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