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June 18, 2020

A Potentially Lethal Error

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, people all across the country are taking extra precautions to protect their health. But what about those who are also struggling with an addiction to drugs and alcohol?

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February 4, 2020

The War on Drugs – An Ongoing Issue

The War on Drugs has often been called one of the most unpopular criminal justice reform policies in recent U.S. history. Begun in the early-1970s and accelerated in the 1980s and 1990s, the War on Drugs was a Nixon-era policy that declared drug abuse as “public enemy number one.”

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September 16, 2019

National Panel Urges Changes to Addiction Screening

A surprising headline in an August 13th, 2019 issue of “U.S. News“ reads, “All U.S. Adults Should Be Screened for Illicit Drug Use, National Panel Urges.” That came as a bit of a shock. Such an approach has never been suggested before.

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May 27, 2019

Marijuana-Impaired Driving—A Growing Trend Just as Dangerous as Drunk Driving

What can we expect from the increasing legalization of marijuana? Logically, we can expect much of the same adverse circumstances that surround alcohol consumption. We can expect addiction to marijuana, we can expect far more people using cannabis-based drugs, we can expect a decrease and general downturn in socioeconomic and overall human welfare conditions in the United States.

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February 17, 2019

Drug Abuse Now a Top Cause of Discipline among Nurses and Doctors

Drug abuse is so prevalent in our society today that just about every industry and walk of life is affected by it. Drug addiction sneaks into our lives in the most terrible of ways. It seems like no industry or area or part of life is safe anymore. So it should come as no surprise to find out that drug abuse is now one of the leading causes of disciplinary action in the medical field.

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February 12, 2019

Saving a Life – How We Can Use Technology and Other Innovations to Prevent Overdose Deaths

They say there’s an app for everything now, and if that’s not yet true, we’re probably getting there. Technology has expanded so immensely in the last 2-3 decades that even the sky is no longer the limit in how far we can go.

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January 15, 2019

Cocaine Cut with Fentanyl – A New Hybrid Drug to Hit the Streets

If you’ve kept your ear to the ground on the drug crisis as it currently stands, you’ve likely heard the term “synthetic drugs” several times in the last year or two, particularly “synthetic opioids.” But what are synthetic opioids?

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January 10, 2019

Are Safe Injection Sites Really the Answer?

Turn on the news any day of the week and you’ll witness all manner of controversy and “juicy drama.” Let’s face it, drama and controversy sell airtime, regular events and good news do not. So it was really no surprise to me when I turned to U.S.

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January 4, 2019

More Than Just Opioid Overdoses: Psychostimulant Abuse and Overdose Now on the Rise

Today, overdose statistics are at all-time highs, and not just with opioids either. Addicts are overdosing on psychostimulants too, drugs like meth, cocaine, amphetamine, crack, etc.

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