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Breaking News: Are Non Addictive Painkillers Possible?

Between 1991 and 2014, the number of opioid prescriptions written in the United States rose from 76 million a year to 245 million, and yet there has been no change in how much pain Americans suffer. What has changed is our annual number of opioid overdose fatalities, which more than quadrupled between 1999 and 2017. …

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Self Medicating and 5 Other Causes of Addiction

Roughly 50 percent of Americans who suffer from mental illnesses also suffer from addiction, and commonly rely on drugs and alcohol to escape their symptoms. Self medicating is one of the leading causes of addiction, and happens when a person uses drugs and alcohol to cope with emotionally damaging situations, or to mask symptoms of …

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Silent Suffering in the Courtroom: Lawyers Substance Abuse

Nearly 21 percent of lawyers in the U.S. are physically dependent on alcohol. Roughly 75 percent of lawyers who receive addiction treatment are diagnosed with alcohol use disorder, while nine percent are diagnosed with prescription drug use disorder. Lawyers may seem like responsible, successful people who can manage an addiction all on their own without …

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The Scary Side of Synthetic Marijuana and K2 Spice

K2 spice and synthetic marijuana are NOT marijuana. These dangerous drugs are made up of chemicals that mimic the effects of real marijuana, and have been linked to hundreds of overdoses in recent years. During a recent three-day period in Lancaster County, PA, 102 people were reported to have overdosed on a bad batch of …

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Better Pain Management Will Remove Painkiller Addiction

The 2015 National Survey on Drug Use and Health found that 38% of Americans—that’s almost 92 million people—used prescription opioids in the previous year. Eleven and a half million of these individuals misused these painkilling drugs, and 1.9 million of them had a painkiller addiction. Misuse is defined as taking a medication that has not …

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Discover What Causes Addiction in Our Society

What causes addiction? Can you become addicted to drugs after just one use, or is addiction passed down through our genes? There are roughly 22.7 million Americans who suffer from substance use disorders, but not all cases can be traced back to just one cause. In reality, there are countless reasons a person might suffer …

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Alcohol Statistics: Alcoholism Rates are Soaring in America

Over 88,000 die each year due to alcohol related fatalities, which is more than all of the opioid overdose fatalities put together. If the United States is facing an opioid addiction crisis, then there is no question that we are also facing an alcohol addiction crisis. Excessive alcohol use cost the United States 249 billion …

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Are You Suffering from Benzodiazepine Addiction?

Benzo Addiction

Benzodiazepine addiction is a growing problem in the United States, partly due to the dramatic increase in anxiety and sleep disorders seen in recent decades. Many people who develop a benzo addiction were prescribed the medication to relieve anxiety, panic attacks, or insomnia, and may not even realize that they’ve become physically dependent. Benzodiazepines such …

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