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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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The Rise of Fentanyl

Pop superstar Prince found dead from an overdose of Fentanyl. In recent years, fentanyl has become a favorite of opioid addicts, because it’s extremely potent and packs a near-instantaneous high. That’s also what makes it so deadly. It can kill in seconds, and fentanyl overdoses Read More »

 
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Death by Overdose

Death by Overdose, these words are scary to hear today. With prescription drugs and heroin quickly flooding schools throughout the United States we tend to hear this more and more. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse there was over 25,000 Deaths from Prescription Read More »

 
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Drug Abuse in Middle Schools

  Your child is entering seventh grade soon. You’ve got the notebooks, the pens, the bookbag, and the cool new Nike shoes. At 12 or 13 years old, your child is excited to go back to school, see what homeroom they get, and to see Read More »

 
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