Category Archives: drug addiction

How Should Drug Addiction Be Treated

The United States drug czar, R. Gil Kerlikowske, who is the director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy recently delivered a speech in Little Rock, Arkansas. He spoke before an assembly of around 700 people who … Continue reading

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The 5 Most Addictive Drugs

According to a 2011 report by CNN Health, there are 22 million Americans who are addicted to illegal drugs in the United States and all around the world. Addictions vary from gambling, food, and sex, but probably the one which … Continue reading

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The Loss of Cory Monteith

It happens all too often, and now it has happened again. Only a short time will go by before the news headlines are again covered with reports that another Hollywood star has died from drug overdose. This has been happening … Continue reading

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How Children are Affected by Drug Addicted Parents

With over 30 million Americans currently struggling with substance abuse or alcoholism, it is shocking to remember the byproduct and repercussions of such a deadly epidemic. Economically, at a state and federal level, the price of addiction manifests through lost … Continue reading

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Illicit Drug Use Rising Around the World

In their annual anti-drug agency report released last week, the UN published its findings which predict a global increase in illegal drug use of 25% in the next four decades. The UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNDOC) also made … Continue reading

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Saving Our Youth: Study Finds Most Alcohol, Drug Abuse Starts in Teen Years

Recent surveys of teens and young adults have turned up a startling new fact. More than one study finds most alcohol, drug abuse starts in teen years. Just when our young people should be getting educations and preparing for their … Continue reading

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Better Solution Needed to Addiction when Abuse of Opioid Drugs Hits All Time High

It’s one thing to talk about the problem and completely another to define the solution. Many voices are in agreement that abuse of opioid drugs has hit an all-time high. But few voices define a solution that will have a … Continue reading

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How to Judge the Most Dangerous Addiction

Every addiction is different, every person addicted to drugs is different. How can one addiction be compared to another to determine which one is the most dangerous addiction? The list of potential addictive substances is long. There’s cocaine, crack cocaine, … Continue reading

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Painkiller Sales Soar

It’s a warning as pertinent to parents as it is to patients under a doctor’s care. Be warned that soaring sales of painkillers across the country indicates that so many of these drugs are in circulation that millions of people … Continue reading

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How Long Will it Take “Subsys” to Show Up on Drug Overdose Autopsies?

The FDA approves the new sublingual fentanyl spray, but will this super-strong painkiller make it easier for people to overdose on this drug? In January 2012, the FDA announced the approval of a new form of painkiller: a formulation of … Continue reading

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