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Karen in Opioid Crisis
October 31, 2018

How Many Americans are REALLY Addicted to Opioids?

It’s no secret that America suffers from its highest-ever level of dependence on prescription and illicit opioids. But are we thinking with the right number for how many people are affected by this problem? One expert thinks we should double our estimates. We’ll tell you why.

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Karen in Medication-assisted treatment
October 16, 2018

Medication-Assisted Treatment: A “Solution” that Has Never Solved the Problem

Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) is the use of prescribed drugs to help a person break free from addiction to some other drug. While MAT makes plenty of money for pharmaceutical companies and prescribers, it may not be so great for those taking the drug.

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Karen in Drug Information
September 27, 2018

Drug Enforcement Administration Updates List of Slang Terms for Drugs

For parents and professionals, knowing the slang terms for popular drugs might mean the difference between detecting drug use and addiction and missing it. The DEA has just published an updated list of drug slang that can help with this vital task.

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Karen in Drug Prevention
August 28, 2018

How to Keep Your Kids Alive During This Summer’s Music Festivals

The summer is upon us and that means that music festivals—large, well-organized ones and smaller impromptu ones—are going to appear across the country.

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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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Karen in Fentanyl
July 23, 2018

Why Fentanyl is a Drug Dealer’s Dream—But a Family’s Nightmare

If you have been watching headlines that relate to drug overdoses, you’ve heard of fentanyl, a powerful opioid manufactured in China but often imported into the U.S. The cheap price and high potency of this drug make it a drug dealer’s dream but a family’s nightmare.

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Karen in Addiction
July 21, 2018

How to Launch an Epidemic of Addiction

Apparently, it’s ridiculously easy to launch an epidemic to any drug you choose. And it will work with not just ONE drug, but ONE DRUG AFTER ANOTHER. Addiction to many drugs can be instigated in a heartbreaking series though use of this one simple tactic .

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Karen in Drug trafficking
June 1, 2018

The Vast Dollar Value of the Illicit Drug Trade

When millions of dollars can be made from a single shipment of illicit drugs, it’s going to be hard to convince some people to give up this business. Three recent news items illustrate just how lucrative the drug trade can be for those willing to risk everything.

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Karen in Drug use trends
May 20, 2018

New Workplace Drug Tests Reveal Steep Increases in Stimulant Use

Every year, millions of workplace drug tests performed by Quest Diagnostics provide insight into drug use trends across America. This year, their report on test results reveals that far more people are using cocaine and methamphetamine than in years past. We explain why this may be happening.

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Did Portugal Really Legalize All Drugs?

I hear people say: “America should legalize all drugs because Portugal did it and everything was fine.” Actually, that’s not true. It’s time to look at exactly what Portugal did in relation to their drug problem and what the result was.

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