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The Abuse of Prescription Drugs and the Role of Drug Makers

The abuse of prescription drugs has become a major public health problem as people addicted to prescription painkillers and to illegal opiates like heroin continue to die of overdoses. The federal government has reacted to the opioid crisis by declaring it a public health emergency, which sounds good, but in reality, hasn’t done much to […]

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What Life Is Like for People Who Abuse Prescription Drugs and Illegal Opioids

The opioid crisis is an important issue, because people who are hooked on prescription drugs, and people who are addicted to illegal opiates like heroin are dying at record rates. In fact, the devastating number of fatal opioid-related overdoses in 2016 is expected to climb when the 2017 numbers come in. That is sobering news […]

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Types of Group Therapy Topics that Are Discussed during Addiction Treatment in Boston

Boston Emergency Medical Services (EMS) reported that calls to EMS involving heroin, or what was suspected as heroin, were up 20 percent in 2017, compared with 2016, [and] calls during which [naloxone], the drug that reverses an opioid overdose,  were up 30 percent. (1)  Given the kind of drug use that EMTs witnessed on the […]

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How a Public Health Emergency Can Improve Addiction Treatment in New Jersey

Although former Governor Chris Christie was a big proponent of addiction treatment in New Jersey as a means of fighting the opioid crisis, the truth is that many addicts lack access to these facilities, either because they don’t know where they can get help, or they live in rural communities where distance is a major […]

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Drug Rehab in New Jersey and What Happens During the Intake Process

The substance rehab process in New Jersey is no different than what happens in big cities such as New York, Los Angeles and Dallas, which also means that the process of determining what type of treatment an addict needs is also very similar. While it’s true that different facilities will prioritize different things when they […]

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Key Reasons Why Teens Are More Likely to Suffer Substance Abuse in New Jersey

The opioid crisis has made Americans much more aware of the overall use of illicit drugs in the country, especially among young people. And nowhere is that drug use more pronounced than in big states such as New York and New Jersey. In fact, New Jersey is one of the states that lead the nation […]

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The Link Between Rising Crime and the Abuse of Prescription Drugs in New Jersey

Nearly 2,000 people died of an opioid overdose in New Jersey in 2016, and this includes prescription painkillers as well as illicit opiates such as heroin, cocaine and synthetic opioids which are killing drug users at an alarming rate. (1) And yet, the abuse of prescription drugs in New Jersey continues to be a problem, […]

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Will Legalized Marijuana Affect Addiction Treatment in New Jersey?

Over the past few decades, the stigma of smoking marijuana has gradually disappeared, largely because so many people use the drug even though it was illegal to do so at the time. Marijuana has never quite made it into the same category as ‘hard drugs’ such as cocaine or heroin, because its effects, while potent, […]

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Prescription Drugs in Boston and the Abuse of ADHD Medication by College Students

The opioid crisis is horrible, but it has exposed the dangers and threats posed by illicit drugs like heroin and legal drugs such as painkillers. Nowhere is the problem of pain pills more evident than in big cities, where government officials have tried to implement different programs to fight the problem. The state of Massachusetts […]

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What are the physical and psychological effects of drug detox

There are many types of drug detox in New Jersey, and each treatment facility has its own methods of helping to detoxify patients who are addicted to drugs, or who are abusing alcohol or prescription pills. But as much as you hear the word ‘detox,’ have you stopped to think about what the word really […]

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