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President Declares Opioid Crisis an Emergency

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On August 10, 2017, President Donald Trump officially declared the opioid crisis in America a national emergency. By declaring the crisis a national emergency, the President has opened the door for more resources to fight the epidemic. A statement released by the White House said, in part, “…President Donald J. Trump has instructed his Administration […]

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Study: Treating ADHD May Prevent Drug Abuse

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People of nearly all ages, professions and socioeconomic statuses have been trying for years to come up with a way to prevent drug abuse from ruining lives. A new study has shown that treating ADHD effectively could stop sufferers from turning to drugs. Research has shown that people with attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder are more […]

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Opioids from a First-Person Perspective

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A reporter recently wrote an article for the Tampa Bay Times chronicling his use of opioids following a kidney stone. David Klement describes his experience, in part, as follows: Klement developed kidney stones and was prescribed Hydrocodone. He was also administered OxyContin and a dose of morphine. All were given while the man was in […]

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From Addict to High School Graduate

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A young man in Washington state recently walked across a stage, like any other teenager, to accept his high school diploma. The difference between the young man and his peers, is that his is something of a comeback story: from high school dropout to graduate, planning for college. What many people didn’t think would happen […]

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Gabapentin: New Drug of Abuse

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Gabapentin, a sedative designed to help control nerve pain and epilepsy, is the newest drug to make headlines for being abused. Even though it is not a controlled substance or an opioid, it is estimated that the drug is being abused across the country. In some states, alerts have been issued regarding the drug’s misuse. […]

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