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Insurance Companies and the Opioid Epidemic

  November 6, 2019   No comments

  Insurance companies are at a critical point right now. Do they continue their long-time practices, or assist in the weakening of the opioid epidemic? At the moment, insurance companies

How Industries Are Adjusting to the Opioid Crisis

  July 20, 2018   No comments

Each week new research is published journaling the opioid crisis. The information being gathered needs to be shared. More and more professions are learning and mandating substance abuse trainings as

FDA Issues Warning About Kratom

  November 15, 2017   No comments

The Federal Drug Association (FDA) issued this week a public health advisory on the herbal supplement kratom, outlining concerns about its “deadly risks.” To date, there have been reports of 36 deaths associated

Alcohol Use Ups Risk of Cocaine Addiction

  November 8, 2017   No comments

Drinking alcohol may make you more vulnerable to cocaine addiction, according to a new rat study published on Science Advances. When rats were primed with alcohol every day for nearly two weeks,

Study: Opioid Addiction Rates Skyrocket, Yet Few Seek Treatment

  June 30, 2017   No comments

A new large-scale study reveals yet another heartbreaking finding when it comes to opioid addiction. Over the last seven years, diagnoses have skyrocketed by nearly 500 percent – and, what’s

Acetaminophen Reduces Empathy

  May 17, 2016   No comments

The most common drug ingredient in the United States, Acetaminophen, may not only reduce your pain, but also decrease your empathy for others. According to researchers from The Ohio State

Marijuana Use During Pregnancy Can Lead to Pre-term Birth

  May 13, 2016   No comments

Twenty-three states in America have legalized marijuana in either medicinal or recreational form. Because it is more readily available, more people are experimenting with the substance, even pregnant women. Ingesting

What is Salvia?

  May 5, 2016   No comments

Salvia is a plant belonging to the sage family that is considered a natural hallucinogen. It is used as a recreational drug, similar to marijuana, by many adolescents. It provides

Addicts Self-Treating Withdrawal with Imodium

  May 4, 2016   No comments

A piece published in the Annals of Emergency Medicine finds that people are buying the over the counter medication Imodium to use to either get high or help treat withdrawal.

National Drug Take-Back Day

  April 29, 2016   No comments

Are you one of the millions of Americans that has unused prescription medication in your medicine cabinet? If so, now is your chance to safely dispose of those. Tomorrow, Saturday April