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Why Overprescribing Is the Key To the Opioid Crisis

By now, the opioid crisis in the U.S. has become a well-known and frightening story, as states such as Ohio struggle with an epidemic that is claiming hundreds of lives through fatal overdoses. But lost in the hysteria is the fact that overprescribing is one of the main drivers of this complex issue. Opioids are […]

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5 Uses for Aromatherapy in Addiction Recovery

There has been a boom of the holistic trend in addiction recovery. Integrating the mind, body, and spirit is something that Eastern Medicine has been centered on for thousands of years and more recently, Western Medicine has been catching on that there’s something to all this noise… err – rather, quiet. Holistic modalities of wellness […]

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These 3 Commonly Abused Prescription Drugs Can Kill You

There were more than 20,000 overdose fatalities in the U.S. linked to prescription pain relievers in 2015, and more than two million people suffer from an addiction to prescription pain pills. (1) The problem is growing bigger each year, and drug detox and treatment are the only long-term solutions. Here are three commonly abused prescription […]

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3 Ways Ridesharing Services Have Changed the Drinking-and-Driving Landscape

Uber and Lyft offer motorists a safe, convenient alternative to getting behind the wheel while intoxicated. In recent years, these ridesharing companies have transformed the impaired-driving landscape in the United States. Before the advent of Lyft and Uber, the public did not condone drinking and driving. However, there was no simple alternative to calling a […]

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The Opioid Epidemic from Its Epicenter

Known as the overdose capital of America the county sees more drug deaths than any other county in the country. The opioid epidemic in America has taken hold and is not on its way out anytime soon. Perhaps the hardest hit is Montgomery County, Ohio where law enforcement and local government are doing their best […]

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20 Celebrities Who Gave Up Alcohol for Sobriety

Sometimes, it helps to have a role model to look up to When you’re struggling with a Drug & alcohol addiction, it can help to know you’re not alone. Alcoholism affects 13.8 million Americans, but stats like this can feel like just another number when you’re in the grips of a serious dependency on alcohol. […]

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Marijuana Use Increases the Risk of Fatal Car Accidents

Even short-term marijuana use can be deadly on the road Everyone knows — or should know — that getting behind the wheel after consuming alcohol is dangerous. Now, a new study shows that smoking marijuana before you drive increases your risk of being involved in a fatal car accident. The study also reveals that even […]

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Pennsylvania’s Heroin Epidemic Hits Its Most Vulnerable -Newborns

Babies whose mothers abused heroin during pregnancy are subject to some serious medical conditions It’s not news that Pennsylvania is in the throes of an opioid epidemic that is claiming thousands of lives each year and ever-increasing as time passes. It is known as one of the hotbeds of the epidemic and is deemed by […]

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Carrie Fisher Toxicology Report Reveals Drug Use

Fisher was open about her mental health issues and co-occurring disorders Although Carrie Fisher was most commonly recognized for her iconic role as Princess Leia in the Star Wars movie franchise, fans also knew her as an honest and open advocate for mental health and drug addiction treatment and recovery. Fisher struggled her entire life […]

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4 Ways Alcohol Harms Your Body

Long-term alcohol abuse can lead to an array of serious health problems Most people are well aware of the short-term effects of alcohol. It can make you disoriented, slower to react, and dehydrated. But alcohol harms your body in other ways that you may not necessarily notice right away. Long-term alcohol abuse can lead to […]

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