2017

Ren in Opioids
February 5, 2019

Synthetic Opioids — The Drugs Responsible for Most of the Overdose Deaths in 2017

The U.S. struggles in the grip of an opioid crisis—perhaps the worst addiction epidemic that our nation has ever seen. And in the last few years, a new strain of opioids has entered the scene, creating a surge in the addiction crisis and a resulting spike in the death toll.

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Karen in Drug Addiction
February 4, 2019

Why Are We Losing So Many Older Women to Drug Overdose Deaths?

A recent analysis of drug overdose deaths shows a shocking increase in the number of older American women who are lost to overdoses of prescription opioids or even heroin and fentanyl. It’s vital to understand how this happens so these losses can be prevented.

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Karen in Opioid Crisis
January 4, 2019

Overdose Deaths Decline: Does This Mean We Are Successfully Fighting This Problem?

Starting in late 2017, the number of drug overdose deaths in the U.S. have finally begun to decline after decades of increases. But the reasons why might indicate that we are not actually getting to the root of this problem but only coping better with the symptoms.

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Karen in Drug Information
September 14, 2018

New American Survey Shows Fewer Women Using Drugs, But Men’s Use Increases

The new National Survey on Drug Use and Health has just been released, and a careful study of these results shows that while men’s use has increased in most categories of drugs, women’s use has fallen in most. We take a look at some of the possible reasons for these changes.

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Karen in Drug Prevention
November 10, 2017

Drug Take-Back Day 2017: Close to MILLION Pounds of Unneeded Drugs Collected by DEA

Why has the Drug Enforcement Administration collected more than nine million pounds of unneeded drugs in the last 14 years? Are Americans really being over-drugged?

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