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The Correlation between Substance Abuse and Grief

The Correlation between Substance Abuse and Grief

Statistics of Substance Abuse Currently, there are over 20 million people in the United States who are both active and former addicts. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), from 2000 to 2015, more than half a million individuals died from drug overdoses. 91 Americans die every day from an opioid overdose.  […]

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Barriers to Hepatitis C Treatment Amongst Substance Abusers

Barriers to Hepatitis C Treatment Amongst Substance Abusers

Statistics of Substance Abuse in the United States Currently, there are over 20 million people in the United States who are both active and former addicts. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), from 2000 to 2015, more than half a million individuals died from drug overdoses. 91 Americans die every day […]

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Addiction

It’s Important to Use the Right Words When Talking About Addiction

In both 2015 and 2016, over 50 000 Americans died as a result of a drug overdose; making dying of an overdose the leading cause of accidental death in the United States. Studies are finding that stigmatizing language that refers either to the person or their substance use may be creating barriers that prevent them […]

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Is it Difficult to Stop Using Suboxone And Subutex

Is it Difficult to Stop Using Suboxone And Subutex? Why Patients Are Finding It Hard To Stop Buprenorphine Treatment

According to a recent study by Drug and Alcohol Dependence, many patients who have been prescribed Suboxone and Subutex for their opioid use disorder were not able to stop taking the medication. Both medications contain the active ingredient buprenorphine which works as a partial opioid agonist meaning that the medication produces opioid effects and side […]

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Addiction Treatment in the US: Why Aren’t More People Seeking Treatment?

The drug crisis in America is a wildfire raging out of control. Over  23 million Americans (aged 12 and over) are addicted to alcohol and other drugs according to the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependency. More people are dying of drug overdoses than from any non-natural cause including guns, suicide and car accidents. […]

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harmful effects of opioids

Harmful Effects of Opioids and What You Can Do To Stop Them

In the past few decades, drug abuse has been on the rise, with more overdoses and deaths than history has seen. One particular drug category, opioids, has become one of the worst drug crises in American history. In 2015, it was reported that the number of deaths caused by this drug family was equivalent to […]

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how long do drugs and alcohol stay in your system

How Long Do Alcohol and Drugs Stay in Your System?

It’s a simple fact: the things that you put into your body determine many factors of how your body acts and reacts. These things you ingest, smoke, or inject stay in your system for a longer time than one might think. And while food can be digested rather quickly, drugs and alcohol can linger for […]

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How To Care For An Addict: Difficulties and Solutions In A Nutshell

Addiction is so pervasive that it is practically present at every turn. In the United States alone, one in every 12 adults suffers from some form of alcoholism. A more significant issue is that alcoholism is just one form of substance abuse, one head in the Hydra.  Sooner or later, there is a good chance […]

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Alcoholic Neuropathy

Aftereffect of Alcoholism: Alcoholic Neuropathy | West Palm Beach

Many suffer from alcoholism. It’s considered a behavioral disorder that affects both the victim and the people around them. It starts off when people use alcohol as a coping mechanism. It then changes the person’s behavior, isolating themselves from their loved ones. Then, after long term abuse comes the physical damages. Among them is neuropathy. […]

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What is Addiction

Disease or not a Disease | Miami

What is Addiction? Addiction has become common in the last years. Many fall into its trap, while the people surrounding them are affected. It can happen in many forms: gambling, drugs, alcohol, and other activities. But what separates addiction from simply enjoying the pleasures of life? Addiction is when the activity has interfered with the […]

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