Gun Homicides Total Less Than Opiate Overdose Rates?

The Opiate Overdose Outbreak The CDC has estimated that overdose connected deaths from Heroin have exceeded the wide range of gun connected murders in 2015. Daily in the United States, an approximated 120 people dies from drug overdose, an estimated seventy-eight of those deaths are from opioid overdoses. Wide spread recommended pain-killers can be responsible for the rise in opioid addiction across the country. Based on the CDC, health care providers wrote nearly a quarter…

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DARE: Drug Abuse Resistance Education Drug Abuse Prevention Program

Drug Abuse Prevention Program: D.A.R.E. Drug Abuse Resistance Education The use of drugs increases a person’s chances of developing an addiction. Don’t forget, drugs change brain chemistry and this may lead to addiction along with several other severe problems. So, preventing early usage of drugs and / or alcohol could go a considerable way in decreasing these risks. Whenever we can prevent younger people from trying drugs, we could prevent drug dependency. The threat of…

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Teens Facebook Live Feed Parents Who Overdosed On Heroin

Teens Film Parents Who Overdosed On Heroin A video is going viral on social media that shows two teenagers filming their parents who are extremely high on heroin. The video starts off with the son trying to wake the mother up who looks like she is in some serious need of a little Narcan. The young man says "you can't be doing this around your kids yo". The young lady in the video laughs and… "Teens Facebook Live Feed Parents Who Overdosed On Heroin"

Recovery from Drug & Alcohol Addiction a Long Difficult Road

How difficult is Recovery from Addiction & Alcoholism Recovery from drug addiction and alcoholism can be a long and difficult road for anyone suffering from addiction. The first step is probably the most important, realizing and admitting that one has a problem and need help. The second step would be the detoxification process and/or entering some sort of rehabilitation center. There are several different options for treatment. However, detoxing from the actual drug is of extreme…

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ALCOHOL AND HEROIN: HOW VITAL IS DETOX?

Why do I need Detox for Heroin or Alcohol? It starts out on Fridays to take off the edge. On Saturday it’s to relax. On Sunday it’s to watch the sun set. Any other day, it has no reason. Before you know it, you need entire bottles to get the same affect. The reality of excessive alcohol intake had set in on 16.3 million people from the age of 18. Heroin, on the other hand,… "ALCOHOL AND HEROIN: HOW VITAL IS DETOX?"

Flakka & Bath Salts A Deadly Mix

What is Flakka? According to Wikipedia: α-Pyrrolidinopentiophenone is a synthetic stimulant of the cathinone class developed in the 1960s that has been sold as a designer drug. Colloquially it is sometimes called flakka or gravel. Is Flakka Bath Salts? Most flakka users are not aware of what they consume or what is contained in the drug they take. Flakka is made from a mixture of methamphetamines and MDMA, and this mixture is incredibly potent. From… "Flakka & Bath Salts A Deadly Mix"

Chelsea O’Donnell: The unfortunate truth about overdose

The Unfortunate Truth about the Chelsea O'Donnell Overdose Drug addiction is an ever-present problem that dangles over Hollywood since it was accepted that the ‘rock-n-roll’ lifestyle was detrimental to most artists. From the likes of Amy Winehouse to Michael Jackson, drugs, and their abuse has been a shadow that has loomed over Tinsel Town for the longest time. More recently, it was discovered that Bobby Kristina Brown, the daughter to songbird, Whitney Houston was also… "Chelsea O’Donnell: The unfortunate truth about overdose"

Budget Cuts Continue To Affect Substance Abuse Programs

Budget cuts are affecting substance abuse programs across the nation. At Bright Futures Treatment Center, our doors stay open for all men seeking recovery. The importance of raising awareness about the prevalence of men’s drug addiction, especially with a heroin epidemic sweeping the nation, cannot be understated. Overdoses are on the rise as prescription pain pills and high purity heroin slowly creep their way into middle-class suburban neighborhoods. Many police forces now carry Narcan, and… "Budget Cuts Continue To Affect Substance Abuse Programs"

New York State Pushes For Legalized Heroin Injection Sites

What if there was a day where legalized injection sites for heroin and other illicit drugs were a normal sight next to the grocery store you purchase your vegetables? Where do we draw the line? A gruesome sight but a harsh reality many addicted men face on a daily basis. In some countries across Europe, a small possession of narcotics is decriminalized and addicts are instead encouraged to seek help. In other countries, controlled injection… "New York State Pushes For Legalized Heroin Injection Sites"

Celebrities Who Died From Drug Overdose

How Many Celebrities Have Died from Overdose? It doesn’t make a difference where you live, how old you are, what your economic status or how famous you are, you are susceptible to becoming addicted to drugs or alcohol. Addiction can be deadly. The number of celebrities that have passed away due to overdose in the last few years should prove this point. Many of these celebrities had everything to live for in the eyes of the… "Celebrities Who Died From Drug Overdose"

Too Many Addicts Not Enough Help!

The Heroin Addiction Crisis & Not Enough Solution for the Problem The heroin addiction crisis in America is at an all-time high, no pun intended.  The truth is it’s not a laughing matter. We face several issues, but this article will address three. Heroin addiction & overdoses seem to be a common occurrence. It seems that every day there is another R.I.P. status on Facebook. What is the solution for addiction treatment? What are we… "Too Many Addicts Not Enough Help!"

Is “Pokémon Go” a new wave of Addiction?

Is the Latest Craze Pokémon Go Is Causing Unmanageability for People Everywhere? After the launch of the new game Pokémon Go, there have been all types of rants and raves on general media and social media about the game. The question is are you addicted and can it be the beginning of an addiction with youth. In this article we are going to compare this game with other addictions and we’ll let you decide. Let… "Is “Pokémon Go” a new wave of Addiction?"