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Don’t Put Your Recovery Outcomes at Risk with Unconventional Drug Treatments

In recent years and months, there has been an increased attention on the use of unconventional drug treatments in the treatment of opioid addiction. Marijuana and kratom have both been credited with helping some individuals recover from life-threatening opioid addiction; however, these controversial treatments may not be entirely effective for most individuals, and potential outcomes …

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Could Opioid Abuse be Closely Related to Genetics?

A new study shows that genetics could play a large role in determining who could become a victim of opioid abuse. The study was recently published in the Biological Psychiatry journal and analyzed the genetic makeup of over 5,000 Americans who had been exposed to opioids in some form. The study looked at the genetic …

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Ohio Judge Doing All He Can to Alleviate the Opioid Overdose Epidemic in His Home State

A judge in Cleveland, Ohio is contending that the US government is not doing enough to fight the opioid overdose epidemic that is affecting residents in his home state, as well as those all around the country. U.S. District Judge Daniel Polster recently called government officials, pharmaceutical executives and law enforcement personnel to his courtroom …

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Walmart Teaming Up With Small Startup Company to Fight Opioid Abuse

It’s hard to pick up a newspaper, or turn on the local news across the country and not see evidence of the rampant amount of opioid abuse that has afflicted our country. Too many Americans are becoming addicted, and ultimately dying at the hands of such a powerful addiction. Opioid addiction continues to be a …

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North Carolina Opioid Crisis: New Painkiller Prescription Limits Enacted

As the North Carolina opioid crisis continues to intensify, lawmakers are grasping at straws in terms of finding ways to fight this large scale epidemic. While to some North Carolina may not seem like the epicenter of the opioid epidemic, statistics prove otherwise. North Carolina is actually home to the worst city for opioid abuse …

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Why Are Millennials More Likely to Die in 2016 than in 2014?

If you watch the news on any given night, you’ll hear about the many innovations that are going on across the country. The US is one of the wealthiest countries in the world, but for some reason we can’t keep our youth from dying? For the past two years, the US life expectancy has actually …

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Opioid Crisis Hitting The East Coast: North Carolina Town Suing Drug Makers & Distributors

Local government officials in New Hanover County, North Carolina have had enough of the opioid crisis. This coastal county which encompasses Wilmington and other small beach towns along the coast of North Carolina are contesting in a recent lawsuit that drug makers and distributors have pushed their powerful painkillers, which has in turn ultimately led …

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Opioid Epidemic: What is West Virginia Doing to Fight Back?

While drug overdose deaths, many of which have been linked to opioids, are growing across the country, West Virginia has been one of the hardest hit by this epidemic. West Virginia reported 884 drug overdose deaths in 2016, with just over 85% or 756 of those deaths involving some type of opioid. This is a …

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