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Ren in Drug overdoses
November 24, 2021

Responding to an Opioid Overdose

With fatal overdose numbers reaching higher each year, Americans must know how to safely respond to a drug overdose. And beyond that life-saving response, Americans must also know that addiction treatment is needed for those who survive an overdose.

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Karen in Family Addiction
November 20, 2021

The Consequences of Addiction on Families

There’s truly an overwhelming amount of research to tell us how our world would be better if there were no addiction.

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Karen in Information on U.S. States
November 11, 2021

Deadly Counterfeit Pills Continue to Escalate Deaths

The presence of millions of counterfeit prescription drugs that actually contain fentanyl or other dangerous illicit drugs makes drug abuse more dangerous than ever. Just one pill can kill the unwary. We look at why and where this situation exists.

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Karen in Drug Information
November 11, 2021

Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome

Neonatal abstinence syndrome is a harmful effect of drug addiction. Given the adverse nature of NAS and the many other harmful side effects of substance abuse, women who struggle with drug use should seek help as soon as possible.

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Julie in Alcohol Abuse
November 9, 2021

Alcohol is Now Responsible For More Than 95,000 Deaths Per Year

Excessive alcohol use is responsible for more than 95,000 deaths in the United States each year, or 261 deaths per day.

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Ren in News
November 8, 2021

Drug Overdose Deaths Jumped Nearly 30 Percent During the Pandemic

Many public health experts believed that, partially because of the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, 2020 was going to be the worst year yet for drug overdoses. They were right, and final numbers for the death toll exceeded even the most gloomy predictions.

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Ren in Alcohol Abuse
November 5, 2021

Awareness of Alcohol Addiction Soars, But Treatment Does Not

Even though Americans are aware that alcohol abuse is a problem in the U.S., the treatment gap is wider than ever. Reporting suggests that the gap recently went from 10% of alcohol addicts receiving treatment down to just 6%. What must be done to address this serious problem?

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Julie in Alcohol Abuse
November 4, 2021

Why It Is So Hard To Quit Drinking

Not drinking may seem like a simple solution to someone on the outside but, it is much more complicated than that to someone with an alcohol problem. So what makes it so difficult to quit drinking? Several factors can make it a challenge for someone to stop drinking on their own; here are just a few.

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Karen in Drug Information
November 3, 2021

The Deadly Dangers of Polydrug Use

Polydrug users may encounter the greatest risks of all drug users as they mix and match their drugs to suit their desires. What they may have lost sight of is how dangerous and even deadly this practice is.

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Karen in Drug Information
November 1, 2021

Drugs that Create Dramatic Emotional Changes

When you see dramatic emotional changes or fluctuations in someone you care about, if these changes make no sense, consider the possibility that short or long-term drug or alcohol abuse may be the cause.

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