DRUG OVERDOSES

Ren in Drug overdoses
September 26, 2019

Not Every Overdose Is Fatal, What Happens When the Addict Survives?

Our country is more familiar with drug overdoses than we perhaps ever have been. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 70,237 people died in the U.S. from drug overdoses in 2017. That’s the highest that number has ever been in our country.

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Ren in Drug overdoses
July 6, 2019

Is there a Connection Between Cold Weather and Opioid Overdoses?

I saw an article in U.S. News that shed entirely new and unique light on addiction and drug overdoses. This news piece sought to determine the correlation between increasing overdose statistics and cold weather.

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Ren in Drug overdoses
May 10, 2019

Addiction Is Lethal—The Importance of Getting Help as Quickly as Possible

I’d like to invite our readers to consider an interesting and concerning truism in addiction science. We can all agree that any kind of drug use is dangerous. Any sort of alcohol misuse is dangerous. These are the facts. But there is this interesting, unique, and crucial datum that we don’t give enough recognition to.

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Ren in Drug overdoses
April 6, 2019

What We Can Learn from the Overdose Capital of the U.S.

I saw a headline yesterday that read “City with the Most Per Capita Overdose Deaths in the Nation Begins to Recover.” It caught my eye.

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Ren in Drug overdoses
December 4, 2018

Do Americans Need to Carry Overdose Prevention Drugs?

In August of 2018, the National Institute on Drug Abuse published the CDC’s statistics for American drug overdose deaths for 2017. According to the research, more than seventy-two thousand people died from drug overdoses in 2017 alone, a new highest-ever in overdose deaths.

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Ren in Drug overdoses
September 29, 2018

The Drugs Most Likely to Appear in an Overdose

If there is one thing that we can be absolutely certain of when it comes to drug and alcohol addiction in the United States, it is that we are far worse off with this problem than we were twenty years ago.

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Ren in Drug overdoses
September 8, 2018

Adolescent Drug Overdoses Back on the Rise—Addressing a Growing Problem

There’s been a significant climb in drug overdoses amongst people under the age of eighteen. This has cropped up just in the last few years.

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Karen in Drug overdoses
August 18, 2018

2017’s Overdose Numbers Reveal Catastrophic Levels of Loss

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have provided preliminary numbers for deaths from drug overdose in 2017. Rather than showing improvement, they reveal that we have not yet capped our losses from overdose deaths.

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Ren in Drug overdoses
June 18, 2018

Causes of Fatal Injury in the United States: Drug Overdoses Near the Top

As is the nature of human beings, we don’t like to dwell on the grim truth that is the hardships of our fellows and the struggles that so many Americans face. But we have to look at these issues. We have to sit side-by-side and face them, for only in facing them will we ever actually reduce them.

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Karen in Drug overdoses
April 23, 2018

The Opioid User’s Intensely Dangerous Life Revealed

It can take years for a family to realize that all the problems they are seeing in a loved one’s life add up to addiction. Even when they do know, they often don’t realize the incredible risks their loved one takes each day by injecting uncontrolled illicit drugs.

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