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Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome – Babies Born Addicted to Drugs

One of the most difficult burdens a person coping with addiction faces is the guilt and shame felt from hurting those they love the most. The emotional sting is particularly heartbreaking though, when a baby is born addicted to drugs and immediately begins the painful process of withdrawal. Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) is a condition […]




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Do Opioid Abuse Deterrent Drugs Like Opana Really Work?

The epidemic of fatal overdoses linked to prescription opioid painkillers has healthcare officials and drug makers scrambling to find a solution. In 2014 alone, 47,055 people died from accidental overdoses. The Centers For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that in more than half of those fatalities, 60 percent in fact, opioid painkillers were involved. […]




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5 Benefits of Quitting Sugar When Swapping Addiction For a Sweet Tooth

When a person with an addiction to drugs or alcohol enters treatment, the last thing on their mind is their diet. The focus, as it should be, is on recovering from the mental and physical damage that substance abuse causes. As anyone with substantial time in sobriety can attest to, this is not an overnight […]




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Prescription Opioid Painkiller Restrictions Coming at the State Level

Frustrated with big pharmaceutical companies ability to block or slow down federal initiatives regarding opioid painkillers, several states are considering their own regulations. States, like Massachusetts, Vermont and Maine, have compelling reasons for wanting to pass these regulations. Rates of fatal drug overdoses have been on the rise for years, in large part, due to […]




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Thinking About Giving Up Alcohol? Here’s What to Expect

A certain percentage of people that consume alcohol on a regular basis never develop alcoholism. This is sometimes a frustrating fact for individuals in recovery from substance abuse and addiction. However, just because a person can drink alcohol without getting addicted does not mean it’s a healthy lifestyle choice. Consistent alcohol consumption leads to a […]




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911 Good Samaritan Laws – Because Saving A Life Shouldn’t Get You Arrested

Here’s an interesting fact; addiction is a bipartisan disease. It can and does affect people of all races, ages, genders, religions and, yes, political perspectives. For decades, though, the United States War on drugs has politicized substance abuse and enforced policies that some experts argue have needlessly increased the number of people dying from accidental […]




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National Inhalants & Poisons Awareness Week, March 20 to 26

It’s important to keep in mind that even run-of-the-mill household items can be used as mind altering drugs. Substances such as aerosols, paint, glue and solvents – products squirreled away in closets, under sinks and in most American garages are not just dangerous, but can be deadly when inhaled. “Huffing,” which is more common among […]




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Big Pharma and the Opioid Addiction Gold Mine

There’s hardly a better way for a company to get eyes on its product than buying advertising time during the Super Bowl. The commercials themselves have become an event with morning news shows and social media platforms listing which spots were the funniest or most original. The reason advertisers are willing to spend as much […]




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9 Films About Alcoholism

Alcoholism has the capacity to destroy a person’s personal and professional life. An estimated 16.6 million adults in this country have alcohol use disorder, reports the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA). Less than 8 percent of that population will receive treatment for the disease of addiction. As a result, some 88,000 people […]




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