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13
Feb

Fentanyl: A Camouflaged Killer Taking the Opioid Crisis to New Heights

The opioid epidemic has had a staggering impact on the United States, killing Americans across the country at alarming rates, but it has now taken on an additional terrifying dimension thanks to a synthetic opioid known as fentanyl. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, “In 2016, synthetic opioids (primarily illegal fentanyl) passed prescription...
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03
Jan

Addiction: A Public Health Crisis

Nearly two years ago, the Surgeon General declared substance abuse a public health crisis. At the time, a government report was issued, stating that our country needs to start treating addiction, “Not as a moral failing, but as a chronic illness that must be treated with skill, urgency and compassion. The way we address this...
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13
Apr

What is an Accidental Drug Overdose?

The war on drugs is nowhere near over, and we continue to lose our loved ones to illicit and prescription overdoses. According to the CDC, in 2015, 47,055 people died from drug overdoses – 1.5 times greater than the number of people killed in car crashes. Typically it’s heroin and opioids that contribute to the...
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16
Dec

The Heroin Crisis Act

Heroin addiction has become an epidemic across the United States. According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), heroin addiction and overdose deaths have climbed 286% from 2002 to 2015. Part of the reason for this is the crack down on prescription pain medications. Individuals addicted to pain meds that cannot obtain...
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