Tag: addiction statistics

The Prince and the Fentanyl Overdose  On what would have been Prince’s birthday today, instead,  headlines scream “How did Prince get his hands on Fentanyl?” In the meantime, people in recovery laugh and say obtaining the drug that killed Prince back in April is as easy as buying a pack of cigarettes. Fentanyl overdose isn’t

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Length of Sobriety Does Not Prevent Addiction Relapse Addiction relapse is a part of recovery, and it doesn’t matter if you have one day sober or 30 years. In a recent interview with WNYC, popular actor Jeff Daniels, known for his roles in Dumb and Dumber and The Martian, opened up about his relapse after

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Opioid Use is Rampant Opioid abuse has become an all-American epidemic, unique to our country and widespread enough to be called a public health outbreak. Abuse covers all ages, races, classes, and genders, however, the most typical victim is a non-Hispanic Caucasian male in his mid-30s. In emergency rooms, nurses are not surprised when new

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Teenagers and Drugs Teens and drugs go hand in hand. While the chemicals on the street today may be different than those from 100 years ago (morphine and alcohol → bath salts and spice), teens were still using and abusing substances a century ago. So teenagers and drugs are fairly common. That still doesn’t make

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Written By: Fiona Stockard Kratom Addiction Facts and Statistics Kratom’s public profile has recently blown up. It seems everywhere you look there are reports of “a deadly new drug,” or “a legal drug that’s stronger than heroin.” With all this information, it’s hard to figure out which kratom addiction facts are true and which are hype.

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Written By: Fiona Stockard Dextromethorphan Abuse Facts and Statistics Dextromethorphan (DXM) abuse is a growing drug trend among adolescents and young adults. This is due, in no small part, to the availability of products containing DXM. This availability makes it hard to gather dextromethorphan abuse facts and dextromethorphan abuse statistics. Which facts about dextromethorphan abuse are

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Written By: Fiona Stockard Marijuana Abuse Facts and Statistics Marijuana’s the most popular illegal drug around. This is true today and has been true for decades. Marijuana’s popularity, among other reasons, has lead to A LOT of false information. Case in point is the old movie Reefer Madness. So, what’s the truth? What are real marijuana

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Understanding Women and Addiction Are There Particular Drugs Women are Addicted To? When discussing women and addiction, there are a variety of factors to take into account. At the most basic level, it’s important to understand that addiction is a disease. No woman decides to become an addict or alcoholic. Addiction statistics for women depend

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