7 Reasons Why Teens Abuse Drugs

Teenage drug use and abuse is a problem that affects anywhere from 4-34% of the high school aged teen population.  Even though teen drug use has dropped by nearly 45% since 2010, teens are still prone to drinking, smoking marijuana, using prescription pills for recreational purposes, and even using illicit drugs such as heroin, and…

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7 Tips for Mothers of Adult Addicts

As parents, none of us ever imagines that we might one day be the parent of an addict. Yet, millions of mothers every year are faced with the undeniable fact that their child suffers from a substance use disorder. Unfortunately, over 24 million people in the United States are addicted to an illicit substance at…

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Las Vegas First City to Offer Syringe Vending Machines

Las Vegas has become the first city in the United States to provide vending machines for clean needles. At least for now though, the machines are not available everywhere. They are accessible only to clients of the Trac-B Exchange which is a program run by the Las Vegas Hard Reduction Center. Interestingly, the machines do…

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Staying Clean and Sober Through Surgery

Whether you’re recently clean or sober, have been in recovery for some time, or are simply worried about the dangers of addiction while recovering from surgery, your fears are grounded. Surgery typically means days to weeks and sometimes months of recovery, during which time you will be exposed to limited activity, negative emotions caused by…

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Five Reasons Your Loved One Refuses Rehab

After multiple car accidents, arrests, embarrassing situations, and hard times, my sister still refused to go into rehab for years. If you are reading this, you probably know someone who is stuck in the same place. The question all of us ask is why do they refuse the help they need? In this article, we…

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Sen. Rob Portman Urges Trump to Prioritize Fentanyl Crisis with Chinese President

U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-OH)  this week sent a letter to President Donald Trump urging him to prioritize the issue of synthetic opioids like fentanyl that are being manufactured in China in his current meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping. “There is no dispute that China is the largest manufacturer of illicit fentanyl and other…

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Which Drugs are the Most Addictive?

The National Institute on Drug Abuse shows that 23.5 million Americans or nearly 1 in 10, are addicted to drugs or alcohol. Despite that, only about 11% of those addicted ever seek treatment. As a result, millions of people continue to remain dependent on drugs for years or even their entire lives, causing damage to…

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