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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 deaths are avoidable in most cases. International Overdose Awareness Day

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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 dominated by opioids like heroin and synthetic prescription drugs like Oxycodone (OxyContin),

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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 issues that cause the affected to self-medicate. This trauma is characterized by a patient’s inability to move

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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 to remember loved ones lost to overdose. The campaign is coordinated by the Penington Institute,

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Enable Addiction Vs Help: What’s The Difference?

Have you ever wanted to help your loved one but you weren’t sure how to do it? It’s tough. While no one wants to see their loved one suffer, it kills you to know that you’re encouraging their addiction. And the worst part is, the more they ask for help, the more you’re enabling them.

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Instagram: The Drug Dealer in Your Kid’s Pocket

Instagram has taken off since it launched in October of 2010. As one of the most popular photos and video-sharing platforms in the world, you can find anything that you’re looking for on Instagram. That also includes finding and purchasing illegal drugs through Instagram. How is it possible to buy illegal drugs on social media

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10 Signs and Symptoms Your Loved One Is Addicted to Meth

How to Deal with Someone Addicted to Meth Most people are familiar with “crystal meth face,” as it’s called, which is only an external sign that someone is addicted to meth. The “Faces of Meth” campaign that became a national phenomenon is a perfect example of how meth ravages a person. What is Meth? Crystal

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Families of Addicts: The Impact of Addiction

While most of the focus and attention of the addiction epidemic is on those struggling with substance use disorders, what about the families of addicts? The families of addicts deal with the sleepless nights, calls from jails, hospitals, and always fear the last conversation they had with their loved one may be the last, etc.

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10 Signs Your Loved One is Addicted to Xanax

Effects of Xanax Do you have friends or family members who use Xanax recreationally? Xanax addiction is becoming more prevalent in today’s world, with increasing instances of panic and anxiety disorder. A controlled substance, Xanax is the type of drug that has a high potential for abuse and addiction, which are different problems. Xanax (generic

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