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Karen in Drug Information
February 11, 2018

Is the FDA’s Warning that Kratom Is a Dangerous Opioid Justified?

In February 2018, the Commissioner for the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released a warning that the legal drug kratom has opioid properties. This warning resulted from new research and a growing number of reports of death resulting from its use.

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Sue Birkenshaw in Drug Information
January 31, 2018

Clarification of Values Needed for a Drug-free Life

For an addiction recovery program to be truly effective, the addict must have a firm grasp of his own personal values. Values and self-esteem sink to the bottom when an addict is living an addicted lifestyle .

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Karen in Alcohol
January 19, 2018

Red Face After Drinking? A Dead Giveaway of Alcohol’s Damaging Effects

When some people drink, they get a deeply flushed face. Why? Their bodies can’t keep up with the toxic burden of alcohol so a dangerous by-product called acetaldehyde accumulates. Actually, this chemical is doing a lot more damage than making one’s face red.

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Karen in Prescription drugs
January 16, 2018

The Birth of a Drug-Addled Nation

How did America get to the point of losing 64,000 Americans to drug overdoses in one year? We’ve traveled a long road to get to this point and in truth, most people haven’t even noticed the journey.

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Karen in Drug overdoses
January 11, 2018

New CDC Statistics Reveal Deepening Drug Epidemic

New evidence compiled by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reveals that we do not yet have the opioid epidemic or the loss of life from drug overdoses under control yet. We’re not even close.

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Karen in Alcohol
January 10, 2018

New Research Reveals Alcohol’s Destructive Power

Anyone who has ever drunk too much knows that alcohol has the power to make us feel lousy the next morning. Now, new research reveals that alcohol also has the ability to shred our DNA, leaving us more susceptible to some kinds of cancer.

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Karen in Prescription drugs
January 4, 2018

Solving the Opioid Crisis: What Has to Happen to Return Prescription Control to the Right Hands? Part III

Let’s take a look at an ideal world—a world where drugs are only given when they are truly needed to improve health, where there is no undue or skewed influence causing patients to ask for specific types of medication, where doctors use nothing but an honest education to make their choices. What might have to happen to take us in the direction of this ideal world?

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Karen in Prescription drugs
January 3, 2018

Solving the Opioid Crisis: The Effects of Misplaced Control, Part II

When doctors prescribe any drug, it should only be done to improve a patient’s health, right? Over the last few decades, prescribing practices have begun to be influenced too heavily by the wrong parties. Millions of Americans have suffered as a result.

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Karen in Prescription drugs
January 2, 2018

Solving the Opioid Crisis: Returning Control of Prescription Drugs to the Right Hands, Part I

Most Americans know we’re in the midst of a deadly opioid epidemic. But few realize that control of the rate and volume of prescribing addictive painkillers has moved into the wrong hands. Get educated now on this vital topic.

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Karen in Recovery
December 31, 2017

10 Tips for Managing Your Newly-Sober Life in 2018

Congratulations on leaving drugs and alcohol behind. You can now look forward to an enjoyable and far more productive future. Here’s some tips to help you shape that new and improved life.

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