DRUG OVERDOSE STATISTICS

Karen in Information on U.S. States
September 25, 2019

What if Car Crashes Increased at the Same Rate as Drug Overdoses? What Would Public Reaction Be Then?

While drug overdose deaths climbed from 16,800 to more than 70,000 over a 20 year period, was America’s response appropriately strong and determined? If not, why not?

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Ren in Information on U.S. States
November 6, 2018

Top Priorities for Reducing the American Addiction Epidemic

Drug and alcohol addiction is said by some to be the bane of our health in 21st-century America. And that’s not far off the mark either.

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Matt in Opioid Crisis
November 2, 2018

The Shocking Truth About America's Opioid Use

Recently, I was editing an article about the opioid epidemic and I read a statistic that seemed quite salient to the discussion at hand. It seemed to illustrate the problem in a clear easy to understand fashion that anyone could understand.

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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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Ren in Drug Information
September 4, 2018

Speedballing, Opioid Drug Overdoses, and the Condition of Addiction in America

No one necessarily wants to hear about the greatest struggles that our nation faces and how bad these problems are getting, but sometimes we have to confront these issues and really confront them.

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Ren in Drug Use
August 27, 2018

Drug Abuse and Geography—Why Some Areas are Affected More Than Others Are

At this point, it is all but common knowledge that the United States is struggling with a very serious drug addiction epidemic. Since the late 1990s, this problem has been growing and expanding, creating big difficulties and significant crisis for millions upon millions of Americans.

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Ren in Opioid Crisis
August 25, 2018

Why Policy Changes Aren’t Enough to Curb Overdose Epidemic

The United States is trapped in the fiery chaos of an opioid epidemic. This has been an ongoing problem for almost twenty years, a gripping quandary of efforts to resolve pain phenomena amongst Americans and yet still avoid addiction difficulties.

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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 Fentanyl
December 19, 2017

Why NOW Is the Most Dangerous Time in History to be Addicted to Opioids

Fentanyl as a painkiller is not new but as an illicit drug pervading the American drug market, it is a threat that’s only a few years old. And a deadly, deadly threat it is, too…

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Karen in Fentanyl
November 10, 2017

Fentanyl: Truly, the Devil’s Drug

The CDC has revealed the rapidly increasing loss of lives resulting from the illicit fentanyl in our drug supplies. We’re now losing tens of thousands of loved ones every year.

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