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Oxycodone Addiction and Oklahoma

Posted by Joe Gilmore on Jan 15, 2019 8:00:00 AM
 

Prescription painkillers, namely opioids like fentanyl, are the main driving component of the drug crisis that we are seeing in the country that claimed the lives of over 70,000 Americans in 2017. All indications point to evidence that this number will only continue to rise as it has over the past decade and more.

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Topics: Addiction

The Dangers of Vaping

Posted by Jackson Bentley on Jan 14, 2019 8:00:00 AM
 

In November, the Food and Drug Administration and attorney general of Massachusetts investigated Juul Labs, makers of the popular e-cigarette device the Juul, to decide whether they deliberately advertised their products to teenagers.

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Topics: Drug

This Week In Recovery: January 11, 2019

Posted by Jackson Bentley on Jan 11, 2019 11:00:00 AM

 

Welcome to This Week in Recovery, a weekly recap of the 5 biggest stories and developments in the recovery industry.

 

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Remembering a Life: Bradley Nowell

Posted by Joe Gilmore on Jan 10, 2019 8:00:00 AM
 

During his lifetime, Bradley Nowell lived a drug-fueled, fast life. He formed his band Sublime, along with two other members, in 1988 and made music until the day that he died. Sublime’s music still receives radio play with songs like “Santeria” and “What I Got”. The band released three albums during their 8 years together but their self-titled album released in 1996 received the most attention. The album is 5x times platinum and has sold over 5 million copies in the United States. However, Nowell was never able to see the success the band achieved.

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Topics: Remembering A Life

How States Can Use Funding From the New Federal Opioid Bill Pt. 2

Posted by Jackson Bentley on Jan 9, 2019 8:00:00 AM
 

This year the CDC released data showing that drug overdose deaths reached new heights in 2017, claiming the lives of more than 72,000 Americans. In response to the growing epidemic, the Trump administration has carefully planned out its all encompassing response in the form of sweeping legislation.

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Topics: Drug

How States Can Use Funding From The New Federal Opioid Bill

Posted by Jackson Bentley on Jan 8, 2019 8:00:00 AM
 

This year the CDC released data showing that drug overdose deaths reached new heights in 2017, claiming the lives of more than 72,000 Americans. In response to the growing epidemic, the Trump administration has carefully planned out its all encompassing response in the form of sweeping legislation.

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Topics: Drug

Drugs Most Often Used in Drug Overdose Deaths from 2011 to 2016

Posted by Joe Gilmore on Jan 7, 2019 8:00:00 AM

 

National Institute on Drug Abuse and Center for Disease Control and Prevention statistics released earlier this year estimate that in 2017 there was more than 72,000 drug overdose deaths in the United States. This number continues to follow a traumatic trend that the country has been seeing for the past few years. A new CDC report looks more closely at the specific drug overdose details from 2011 to 2016.

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This Week in Recovery: January 4, 2019

Posted by Jackson Bentley on Jan 4, 2019 8:00:00 AM
 

Welcome to This Week in Recovery, a weekly recap of the 5 biggest stories and developments in the recovery industry.

 

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Kentucky and Marijuana

Posted by Joe Gilmore on Jan 3, 2019 8:00:00 AM
 

Marijuana is the most commonly used illicit drug in the country with 22.2 million people using the drug every month. Marijuana and its underlying laws have been a point of debate for decades in the United States. Over the past few years, more states are jumping on the recreational marijuana train and are legalizing it. Along with the states that are legalizing the recreational use of the drug over the past few years, the medicinal use of the drug is becoming more popular in the country and is now available in more than half the states in the country.

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Topics: Drug

Methylphenidate and Methamphetamine in Oklahoma

Posted by Joe Gilmore on Jan 2, 2019 8:00:00 AM

 

Drug overdose deaths are on the rise over the past few year, most of which is due to the prevalence of opioids. However, there are a number of other substances that contribute to the 72,000 annual drug deaths in the United States. For example, heroin, cocaine, and methamphetamine were a few of the top drugs of abuse in 2017 that led to tens of thousands of drug deaths.

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Topics: Drug