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Substance Abuse & the Elderly: A Growing Issue

Be prejudiced for a moment. In your mind, picture a drug addict. Picture a jobless, alcoholic man with a Xanax addiction who lives alone and can barely afford to pay his utility bills. He’s so out of touch with modern society that he doesn’t have Read More »

 
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Homeless, Addicted, Incarcerated – Breaking the Cycle

Homeless Homelessness is an epidemic on its own. On any given night, over 630,000 people in the US are homeless. For obvious reasons, the homeless suffer from a multitude of issues, including hunger, sleeplessness, harassment, and hypothermia in seasonal areas. Sadly, one quarter of all Read More »

 
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The American Opioid Epidemic

  Between 2000 and 2014, American rates of death from opioid overdose have tripled from three deaths per 100,000 people to nine per 100,000. That adds up to 28,647 deaths in 2014. While the number of heroin overdoses has made a rapid climb, the majority Read More »

 
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Heroin Addiction Rates are Soaring

Calling heroin addiction in America an epidemic does little justice.  The figures regarding its use, abuse, and overdose rates, both fatal and non-fatal, are bewildering.  Over the last 15 years, heroin addiction rose from being a sincere issue to being an overwhelming tragedy.  Five people Read More »

 
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Suicidal Behavior Related to Drug Abuse

  The association of alcohol and drugs with suicidal behavior is both causal and contributive. The deep­rooted state of hopelessness is key to the propensity to actual suicides. Alcohol and drugs are significant in providing a feeling of hopelessness by their toxic effects, by possible Read More »

 
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Taking the Steps to Overcome Heroin Addiction

Heroin is a growing epidemic in the United States. Each day thousands of men and women fall victim to heroin addiction, many losing their lives early on in their battle. If you are addicted to heroin and ready to get clean, know you are not Read More »

 
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Understanding Your Addiction

Millions of men and women throughout the nation are suffering from addiction. It does not discriminate, affecting people of all walks of life. Many hide their addiction in the shadows, they lack an understanding of addiction and have great shame for the disease that plagues Read More »

 
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Overcoming Heroin Addiction

Heroin addiction is a growing problem throughout the United States. It does not discriminate on who it consumes, affecting men and women of all walks of life. This highly addictive drug is ripping families apart, taking a once happy person and turning them into a Read More »

 
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Overcoming Cocaine Addiction

Cocaine is known to be one of the hardest illicit street drugs to kick. It causes a psychological dependency that can cause cravings years into recovery. It is not uncommon of cocaine addicts to relapse several years into their recovery. To overcome a cocaine addiction Read More »

 
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Heroin Addiction Treatment

Heroin addiction is a growing epidemic in the United States. It typically affects young white males between the ages of 18 and 23 years old, however heroin does not discriminate and affects men and women of all ages, races and social backgrounds. Each year thousands Read More »

 
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