Tyler Skaggs Died From Opioids & Alcohol Intoxication

Posted by Joe Gilmore on Sep 3, 2019 2:56:23 PM

 

A toxicology report released last week found that Angels pitcher, Tyler Skaggs, had the opioids fentanyl and oxycodone as well as alcohol in his system when he was found dead in July.

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Is My Coworker Using Drugs

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

 

We are around are coworkers almost as much as we are around our families and friends, so, for many people, it is quite clear when they are doing something that is different than normal — this includes drug abuse. In fact, more than 60 percent of adults know people who have gone to work under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

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Topics: Drug

Does Genetics Play A Role In Addiction

Posted by Neil Appleby on Sep 2, 2019 8:00:00 AM

 

Addiction is a struggle faced daily by millions. According to the US Surgeon General’s Report on Alcohol, Drugs, and Health, one out of seven Americans will struggle with addiction at some point. The same study reports that of those suffering from addictions, only 10 percent receive treatment.

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Topics: Addiction

This Week In Recovery: August 31, 2019

Posted by Joe Gilmore on Aug 30, 2019 8:00:00 AM

 

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

 

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Clinical Column: The Impact Of Substance Abuse On Children

Posted by Michelle McGinnis on Aug 29, 2019 12:59:13 PM

 

Approximately 18.7 million individuals ages 18 and above, or 21.2% of the population have had a substance use diagnosis in the past year according to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health. Substance abuse has been recognized as one of the most significant health crises in American history. The impact on the individual who is substance using is severe with multiple consequences related to the continued use of substances. However, the impact of substance use is not limited to just the individual user.

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Topics: Clinical Column

Substance Abuse & Its Effects On Families & Children

Posted by Neil Appleby on Aug 28, 2019 8:00:00 AM

 

Substance abuse is not an issue that only affects the individual struggling with addiction.

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How To Help A Child With An Addiction

Posted by Joe Gilmore on Aug 27, 2019 8:00:00 AM

 

If you are worried that your loved one may be at risk for abusing drugs, you may be correct. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, people are most likely to begin abusing drugs, including tobacco, alcohol, and illicit drugs, during adolescence and young adulthood. By the time someone is a senior in high school, 70 percent will have tried alcohol, 50 percent will have taken an illegal drug, and nearly 40 percent will have smoked a cigarette.

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Topics: Addiction

Johnson & Johnson Ordered To Pay $572 Million In Opioid Lawsuit

Posted by Joe Gilmore on Aug 26, 2019 6:50:49 PM

 

On Monday, an Oklahoma judge ruled that Johnson & Johnson, the pharmaceutical company, will pay the state $572 million for its role in the opioid crisis.

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Topics: Drug

E-Cigarettes Can Cause Damage After Just One Use

Posted by Joe Gilmore on Aug 26, 2019 8:00:00 AM

 

A new study published this week found that nicotine-free e-cigarettes and vaping can temporarily impact blood flow the way blood vessels function.

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Topics: Drug

This Week In Recovery: August 23, 2019

Posted by Joe Gilmore on Aug 23, 2019 8:00:00 AM

 

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

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