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Everything You Wanted to Know About Stimulant Drugs

Posted by Sara Niemiec on Jun 25, 2018 8:00:00 AM
 

According to data from the National Institute on Drug Abuse, rates of emergency room visits for stimulant drugs have been steadily increasing over the last twenty years. In 2012, there were an estimated 1.2 million non-medical users of prescription stimulants in the United States, and nearly 360,000 people receive treatment for some form of stimulant addiction. In 2012, there were approximately 440,000 current meth users, which translates to roughly 0.2% of the population.

 

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Everything You Wanted To Know About Benzodiazepines

Posted by Sara Niemiec on Jun 19, 2018 8:00:00 AM

 

Between 1996 and 2013, the number of adults who filled a benzodiazepine prescription increased by 67% from 8.1 million to 13.5 million, while the number of benzodiazepines more than tripled from 1.1 kg per 100,000 adults to 3.6 kg. The National Institute on Drug Abuse attributed more than 8791 deaths from benzo overdose in 2015 compared to 1135 in 1999, translating to growth roughly 40 times that of the US population in that period.

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Do Safe Injection Sites Work?

Posted by Jackson Bentley on Jun 12, 2018 8:00:00 AM

 

Safe Injection Sites

 

Safe Injection Sites (also known as SCF’s or Safe Consumption Facilities along with MSIC’s or Medically Supervised Injection Centers) are locations (usually state/federal funded or non-profit) that allow people who use drugs to safely inject them with sterilized equipment under the supervision of caring and clinically trained staff. These facilities are usually staffed with medical professionals and have access to opioid overdose preventative medication such as naloxone, along with first aid equipment, healthcare educational material, and referrals for addiction treatment centers nearby. In a study compiled in 2014 on SCF’s in Europe, the majority of facilities were found to provide the following services:

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What Is Fentanyl?

Posted by Jackson Bentley on Jun 8, 2018 8:00:00 AM
 

Fentanyl is one of the fastest growing drugs in the world. It is also responsible for the most significant amount of overdose deaths compared to any other singular substance. It is a potent, synthetic opioid that is 50-100 times more powerful than morphine. Without the implementation of a drug rehab program, an individual is risking their life upon every use. While injection typically administers this substance in a palliative matter for patients undergoing surgery, the drug has managed to infiltrate the black market where it can be found in many forms. On average, Fentanyl is sold in a powder form, mixed with heroin, in tablet form, and on blotter paper. On the streets, it carries many nicknames including the following:

 

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I Can't Stop My Drug Abuse

Posted by Sara Niemiec on Apr 12, 2018 10:00:00 AM

 

Are you thinking to yourself, “why can't I stop abusing drugs?”, and "why don't I stop my drug abuse?". Read the following excerpt to learn why addicts can’t stop using without professional support, mentorship, and recovery knowledge and tools.

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The Danger of Synthetic Drugs

Posted by Sara Niemiec on Mar 27, 2018 10:00:00 AM

In What Addiction Will Be Like in 100 Years, you read about how drugs of abuse have changed and will continue to evolve over time-specifically with the creation of synthetic drugs. Synthetically manufactured drugs are frighteningly addictive, toxic, and lethal. Gone are the days when cocaine and methamphetamine were considered to be the worst drugs imaginable. A growing trend towards synthetics make the war on drugs even more difficult, and the need for education imperative. Read about the following dangers to understand risks and educate your loved ones about their devastating effects.

 

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20 Substance Abuse Tips

Posted by Sara Niemiec on Feb 15, 2018 10:00:00 AM

 

Addiction is a huge problem in society-Things like substance abuse tips can help! However, It’s possible to successfully fight substance abuse with the right help from professionals and support from loved ones. Furthermore, it also requires strength and dedication for one to get over substance abuse successfully. Here are 20 quick tips about substance abuse.

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The Benefits of Inpatient Drug Rehab

Posted by Ryan Jackson on Jan 3, 2018 9:05:00 AM

 

 

What are the benefits of inpatient drug rehab? For a person who is addicted to drugs or alcohol, deciding to kick their habits and return to a normal life is one of the best decisions they could ever make. When you consider the number of harmful side effects, including the increased risk of death (or causing death to others while under the influence), we can see how important it is to sober up.

Nearly 90 people die each day in the United States from heroin overdoses alone. Drug and alcohol abuse has become an epidemic. The one lie abusers continuously tell themselves is: I can quit anytime I want. The truth is - addiction takes such a firm hold over their lives that they would die without the drug. To outsiders looking in, we know the drug is killing them.

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Getting Clean: Ridding Your Body of Drugs Through Detoxification

Posted by Ryan Jackson on Dec 26, 2017 10:00:00 AM

 

If you are continually using drugs, do you accept that you might be an addict? It is crucial for you to know that due to the abuse of drugs for a long time it is natural to have toxic substances in your body. As a result, you may have to suffer adverse consequences because these toxins are very harmful to your bodily organs. Unfortunately, the result is that your dependence on drugs can lead to health problems. The good news is that your body can fix these issues itself, but it requires appropriate treatment and care.

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Effects Social Media And Big Pharmaceutical Companies Have

Posted by Ryan Jackson on Dec 12, 2017 10:00:00 AM

 

Are you wondering how big pharmaceutical companies and social media can influence drug and alcohol abuse? Well, if you have teenage kids, you need to take time and think about it. You need to find answers as well. Your discovery will be useful in protecting your loved one from addiction.

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