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Karen in Recovery
August 8, 2017

Helping Someone with Addiction? Tip: Don’t Judge.

When someone slides gradually into full-blown addiction, they experience massive amounts of judgment as they deteriorate. To help someone deeply immersed in addiction, you’ll have to do it without judging.

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Karen in Drug overdoses
August 8, 2017

Salvation: Heroes on the Front Lines of the Drug Battlefield

The American epidemic of opioid addiction hits millions of people hard every day, including first responders. Two grateful individuals whose lives were saved went out of their way to thank their saviors.

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Karen in Pharmaceutical companies
August 5, 2017

Behind the Curtain of the Opioid Epidemic: The Companies That Profit

For a mother of a person struggling with opioid addiction, there’s only one motivation: Saving her child’s life. For a number of pharmaceutical companies, there's an entirely different motivation: Raking in billions in profits from drugs that are more in demand because of the opioid epidemic.

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Sachi in Drug-Related News
August 4, 2017

Meet Addie: A 3-Year Old Lab, Who Nearly Died from an Opiate Overdose

Addie, a curious and energetic lab, loves food (what dog doesn’t) and getting into things. So when Leslie Reynolds’ daughter dropped her bag on a chair, Addie smelled the gummy worms and got into her bag… and also a bottle of oxycodone.

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Sachi in Resource Guide
August 3, 2017

Do You Know the Signs & Symptoms of Drug Use?

When you suspect that someone you love is using drugs, it can be bewildering, stressful and confusing to determine what’s really going on. This chart was compiled to help you identify some of the signs and symptoms of common types of substances.

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Karen in Marijuana
August 2, 2017

Have We Been Told the Truth about the Addictiveness of Pot?

Across the country, marijuana is being legalized. State by state, it’s legalized for medical use first and then later, recreational use. Now, it appears that Americans did not know the truth about this drug as they voted for legalization.

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Karen in Opioids
July 31, 2017

Is There Really Difference Between Heroin and Suboxone?

Suboxone is given to hundreds of thousands of people in America as a treatment for addiction to opioids. Suboxone is promoted as a real “solution” to addiction but most people choosing this solution are never told the whole story of what they are in for.

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Karen in Alcohol
July 30, 2017

Drugging Alcoholics in Recovery: Is it Really a Good Idea?

The newest trend in addiction recovery is the widespread support for use of medications in rehab programs. Are the risks of drugs used to treat alcoholism really necessary when drug-free alternatives exist?

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Magic Bullet to Addiction?

For the last few decades, one drug rehab expert after another has taken center stage to make claims about breakthroughs in solving addiction. Is the latest claim about medication-assisted treatment any better than old claims?

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Karen in Drug Prevention
July 19, 2017

Fentanyl Tragedy: 10-Year Old Miami Boy Dies

Fentanyl Tragedy: 10-Year Old Miami Boy Dies Every mother tries to protect her children from harm the best she can. But when death can come after exposure to a pin-head sized drop of a drug, the job becomes vastly more challenging.

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