Drug Abuse

  • Fentanyl Seizures Around the U.S. Skyrocket 

    Record-setting seizures of fentanyl prove this deadly drug is still on the rise.

    Record-setting seizures of fentanyl prove this deadly drug is still on the rise.

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    Fentanyl. Two milligrams of this stuff can kill an adult. That’s less than a pinch of salt. Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid that’s up to 50 times more powerful than heroin. In recent years, fentanyl has become more prevalent across the nation, adding to the already staggering death toll of the opioid epidemic. Its increasing presence is easily seen […]

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  • Overdoses Happen…Even at Treatment Facilities

    Treatment centers aren't immune to on-site drug abuse and overdoses.

    Treatment centers aren't immune to on-site drug abuse and overdoses.

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    More than 64,000 Americans died from drug overdoses in 2016, according to data from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention – a number double what it was a decade ago. And while overdoses can occur anywhere, sometimes they happen where you’d least expect…like inside a treatment facility. It’s More Common Than You Think A Sarasota facility recently made headlines when eight […]

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  • This Philosopher Says Addiction Stigma Prevents Recovery

    Unfounded stigmas and stereotypes can block access to addiction treatment.

    Unfounded stigmas and stereotypes can block access to addiction treatment.

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    Thousands of people are unnecessarily dying because we misinterpret how those struggling with addiction think, according to a philosopher, German Lopez. After a year of reporting on the crisis, Lopez claims the stigma against addiction “is the single biggest reason America is failing in its response to the opioid epidemic,” and to overcome that stigma, […]

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  • Here’s What Can Happen If You Smoke Too Much Weed

    Cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome can cause severe pain, nausea, and dehydration.

    Cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome can cause severe pain, nausea, and dehydration.

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    Brian just spent the last 10 hours in the shower. Why? It was the only way he knew to get the pain and nausea caused by cannabis overuse to stop. Brian is one of an estimated 2.7 million Americans who suffer from bouts of cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome (CHS). This condition causes vomiting and pain in […]

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  • Here’s How the NIMBY Attitude Crushes Recovery Expansion

    NIMBY, or Not In My Back Yard, often prevents the opening of new treatment centers.

    NIMBY, or Not In My Back Yard, often prevents the opening of new treatment centers.

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    They were all set to expand their counseling services into a full residential treatment facility. The county originally bought the building with plans to demolish it, but the team worked hard to restore it to its’ former beauty. The services provided at their recovery residence were already making a great impact on the lives of […]

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Fentanyl Seizures Around the U.S. Skyrocket 

Record-setting seizures of fentanyl prove this deadly drug is still on the rise.

Fentanyl. Two milligrams of this stuff can kill an adult. That’s less than a pinch of salt. Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid that’s up to 50 times more powerful than heroin. In recent years, fentanyl has become more prevalent across the nation, adding to the already staggering death toll of the opioid epidemic. Its increasing presence is easily seen […]

Overdoses Happen…Even at Treatment Facilities

Treatment centers aren't immune to on-site drug abuse and overdoses.

More than 64,000 Americans died from drug overdoses in 2016, according to data from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention – a number double what it was a decade ago. And while overdoses can occur anywhere, sometimes they happen where you’d least expect…like inside a treatment facility. It’s More Common Than You Think A Sarasota facility recently made headlines when eight […]

This Philosopher Says Addiction Stigma Prevents Recovery

Unfounded stigmas and stereotypes can block access to addiction treatment.

Thousands of people are unnecessarily dying because we misinterpret how those struggling with addiction think, according to a philosopher, German Lopez. After a year of reporting on the crisis, Lopez claims the stigma against addiction “is the single biggest reason America is failing in its response to the opioid epidemic,” and to overcome that stigma, […]

Here’s How the NIMBY Attitude Crushes Recovery Expansion

NIMBY, or Not In My Back Yard, often prevents the opening of new treatment centers.

They were all set to expand their counseling services into a full residential treatment facility. The county originally bought the building with plans to demolish it, but the team worked hard to restore it to its’ former beauty. The services provided at their recovery residence were already making a great impact on the lives of […]

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