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Fentanyl Dollar Bills: Are They Real?

Fentanyl Dollar Bills: Are They Real?

At the beginning of June 2022, social media and news headlines warned of “fentanyl dollar bills” causing harm to unsuspecting people who handled them. The word was they could be dangerous because people use folded bills to stash hazardous drugs, including fentanyl....

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September Is National Recovery Month

September Is National Recovery Month

Every year, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) sponsors National Recovery Month to increase awareness, knowledge, and understanding of mental and substance use disorders while celebrating the successes of those in long-term...

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August 31, 2022—International Overdose Awareness Day

August 31, 2022—International Overdose Awareness Day

On August 31, We Remember The CDC (Centers for Disease Control) estimates that in 2020, there were a total of 90,237 overdose deaths. This is an enormous increase from the 70,630 overdose deaths counted in 2019. Opioids account for most drug-related deaths, and such...

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Meth Addiction Making a Comeback

Meth Addiction Making a Comeback

Meth Addiction is Back Since 1999, over 770,000 Americans have died from drug overdoses. The increase in deaths per year is staggering. In 1999, overdoses were responsible for 16,849 deaths. In 2017, the number skyrocketed to 70,237. Although the OD crisis is still...

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International Overdose Awareness Day

International Overdose Awareness Day

International Overdose Awareness Day, held every year on August 31, is a global event to raise awareness that overdose death is preventable and to reduce the stigma associated with drug-related death. International Overdose Awareness Day also serves as an opportunity...

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Gender Specific Treatment: Why is it Better?

Gender Specific Treatment: Why is it Better?

Although the effects of substance abuse and addiction may be similar among both sexes, the way women and men react to treatment, and their paths to recovery tend to be much different. Many studies have shown that because of this, it’s no surprise that there are...

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4 Problems with Mommy Wine Culture

4 Problems with Mommy Wine Culture

What started as a way for moms to socialize, have a little fun, and serve as a source of playful memes and social media material ten years ago is now developing into physical and mental health crisis. “Mommy Wine Culture,” originally conceived as a way for overworked...

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5 Reasons why Codependency and Addiction Go Hand in Hand

5 Reasons why Codependency and Addiction Go Hand in Hand

What is Codependency? Codependency is an unhealthy or excessively emotional reliance or psychological dependency on another person that can be passed down from one generation to the next. Also known as “relationship addiction,” or “love addiction,” codependent people...

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The Relationship Between Childhood Trauma and Addiction

The Relationship Between Childhood Trauma and Addiction

Numerous studies indicate that there is a clear correlation between childhood trauma and addiction. Research and circumstances have shown that that various traumas follow individuals into maturity. If neglected and left untreated, they can create long term health...

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