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How Long Does a Detox Last? April 26, 2017

Like most things, a the effects and longevity of a detox vary depending on individual reactions, and also differ depending on the type of drug, or drink, a person is quitting. A detox is, by definition, the detoxification of the body in order to ...

How to Know if You're Addicted to Painkillers October 24, 2016

Painkillers are sometimes a necessity and it is likely that, at some point in life, you may need them to address discomfort after surgery or to treat pain from an injury. However, painkillers are not meant for long-term use, especially if what they ...

Types of Treatment for Painkiller Addiction October 04, 2016

Painkiller addiction is an affliction many individuals suffer from, often originating from opiates prescribed for pain as a result of an injury. Opiate use may continue long after recovery from an illness or injury and the individual may develop a ...

Prescription Drug Abuse in New Jersey September 09, 2016

While many are well aware that drug abuse is a problem in New Jersey and throughout the rest of the nation, there are some who are unsure of the exact drugs that are causing the issue. The most common drugs that people think about are heroin, ...

New Jersey's Project Medicine Drop August 12, 2016

When the discussion arose regarding the abuse of prescription medication use becoming an epidemic, not many people recognized how real the threat was. Now, as we move forward, it is becoming more and more prominent. As drug usage and overdose ...

What to Expect When Detoxing from Opioids July 11, 2016

Opioid addiction is a dangerous and growing epidemic across the United States, with a reported 4.3 million people using narcotic pain relievers for nonmedical purposes in 2014. These drugs include Codeine, Demerol, Dilaudid, Heroin, Methadone, ...

The Risk of an Opioid Overdose Increases With Age July 01, 2016

Addiction to prescription painkillers is a growing epidemic in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), sales of opioids nearly quadrupled between 1999 and 2014, and over the same period of time, overdose ...

The Difficulties of Overcoming Your Addiction June 23, 2016

While television and movies may have created a stereotypical image of a drug addict, the real world is rarely so cut and dry. While illegal drugs may be incredibly dangerous and addictive, they are far from the only substances responsible for causing ...

Heroin Overdose Deaths More Than Triple Since 2010 June 08, 2016

Heroin is a highly addictive and dangerous drug synthesized from morphine, and it’s prevalence in the U.S. has been dramatically increasing over the past few years. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), heroin use ...

The Increasing Dangers of Prescription Painkillers June 01, 2016

Americans haven’t been reporting any change in the pain they feel, but according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the sales of prescription opioids nearly quadrupled from 1999 to 2014 in the U.S. By itself, this ...

What Science Tells Us About Addiction May 17, 2016

Opiate addiction and misuse is a national issue that affects public health along with economic and social welfare. An estimated 1.9 million people in the U.S. suffered from addiction related to prescription opiates in 2014, along with another 586,000 ...

How to Know If Your Friend is Addicted to Heroin May 06, 2016

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that heroin use more than doubled in individuals between the ages of 18-25 in the last 10 years. The government called the problem a national epidemic. Statistics show that more than 8,200 people ...

Got Drugs? Return Prescriptions on National Drug Take Back Day April 29, 2016

The National Institute on Drug Abuse estimates that 52 million people in the United States over the age of 12 have used prescription drugs for non-medical reasons in their lifetime. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention asserts that 40 ...

CDC Produces New Tools to Help Fight Opioid Epidemic April 01, 2016

On March 15, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released new resources to help hospitals combat the growing opioid epidemic. In a 2014 study, the organization found that almost 28,648 individuals lost their lives because of prescription ...

FDA Aims to Combat Opioid Abuse With New Warning Guidelines March 25, 2016

With the rise in prescription painkiller abuse, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently announced they would begin issuing stronger warning labels for addictive opioids. Faced with rising opioid overdose related deaths, the FDA issued new ...

Not All Addictive Drugs Are Illegal: The 3 Most Addictive Drugs March 16, 2016

Our society stigmatizes drug usage and addiction, while the problem continues to escalate. Often, individuals try to hide their dependency to addictive substances. Much of this social perspective comes from the legal condemnation of certain drugs. ...

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