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A Guide to New Marijuana Laws in the United States
Written on: 03/09/2018

New marijuana laws are sweeping the United States. In many states, it’s legal to grow, use and sell the drug for medical purposes. In some, it’s even legal to use it recreationally. These new laws are celebrated by activists and patients around the nation but viewed with concern by others. Whether you’re in recovery or […]

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Statistics on Drug Abuse Reveal Growing Epidemic… and Possible Solutions
Written on: 02/21/2018

Chances are great that opening the paper or tuning into the local news, in any region of America, will result in hearing about the drug epidemic currently ravaging the nation. News of the crisis, particularly about opiates, seems to be everywhere, and for good reason. Opiate addiction and overdoses have touched every corner of the […]

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Drug Companies Now Face Medication Lawsuit Cases for Opioid Production
Written on: 02/12/2018

The opiate epidemic in the United States certainly involves heroin and other illicit drugs- people die every day of heroin overdoses in every region of the country. However, the bulk of the epidemic of opioid addiction and overdoses the nation is facing is caused and fueled by prescription opiates. Powerful drugs that can be found […]

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Harmless Plant? The Negative Effects of Kratom
Written on: 02/09/2018

If you’re in recovery from drug or alcohol addiction, you may have heard to kratom. Kratom is an herb that is commonly sold as a powder or as a brewed tea, usually at cafes or “head shops” where people can buy pipes and other smoking accessories. Users of the supplement say that it’s a harmless […]

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A Tribute to the 175 Lives Taken Daily by Opioid Abuse
Written on: 02/06/2018

Opioid abuse, the opioid epidemic, the opioid crisis; whatever you want to call it, it’s affecting people in every corner of the country. Opioids and opiates are taking the lives of over 175 people in America every single day. And, while the President has declared the issue a public health emergency, the government has done […]

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How the Opioid Problem got to Where it is Today
Written on: 02/02/2018

Almost 100 people die everyday of an opioid overdose. With people dying everyday from drugs meant to initially cure pain, it’s easy to ask the question, “how could we have let this happen?”. The opioid epidemic isn’t something that has been affecting people for the past few years. It’s a problem that started underneath the […]

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Florida Considering Syringe Exchange Expansion
Written on: 01/29/2018

As the United States continues to battle the opioid epidemic in every neighborhood across the country, Florida has taken some steps to reduce the wreckage caused by prescription drugs and heroin. Harm reduction is an approach that aims to minimize the damage caused by dangerous lifestyles, such as drug addiction or sex work. In Florida, […]

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New Prescription Disposal Method May Help Combat Opiate Epidemic
Written on: 01/22/2018

The opiate epidemic in the United States continues to claim the lives of parents of people from all walks of life every day. Since 1999, prescription drug overdoses have quadrupled (CDC), and drug overdoses are now the leading cause of death for Americans under the age of fifty (The New York Times.) Heroin certainly contributes […]

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Take Off Your Coat And Stay Awhile: The Rise Of Recovery Cafes
Written on: 01/12/2018

Just when you thought the news was all bad. You might be surprised to hear how many rays of light are beginning to shine their way through the fog in the opioid epidemic. Recovery Cafes–New Places to Meet New Faces Recovery cafes are definitely a point of light on the road to recovery as they […]

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How the Government is Failing with the Opioid Crisis
Written on: 01/12/2018

The news last October about the opioid crisis wasn’t good. Profiles on the opioid crisis that aired on 60 Minutes and printed in The Washington Post pointed to a fundamental breakdown by the Federal Government. They had failed to adequately address or respond to the crisis that is killing our citizens by the thousands each […]

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