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Drugged Driving: Is It as Bad as Driving and Drinking?

Feb 5, 2021
Drugged driving is becoming more commonplace in America.  Typically, we think of impaired driving as alcohol-related.  However, studies show that more people are driving while under the influence of a...

Overdoses During COVID Hit Record High Numbers

Dec 21, 2020
There’s no doubt that the COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted lives and caused thousands of deaths this year.  The impact of the virus manifests in many ways with the end result...

Deadliest Illicit Drugs in the US Today

Oct 1, 2020
The threat posed by illicit substances in the United States continues to affect public health and burden law enforcement despite all efforts to control the problem.  The ever-increasing opioid epidemic...

Drug Use Can Increase the Risk of Contracting COVID-19

May 15, 2020
Drugs increase the risk of Coronavirus.  Why?  Because people are more likely to take illicit drugs or drink alcohol during stressful times.  So, it’s not surprising that the virus lockdown...

Debunking the Myths Heroin Addicts Tell to Justify Their Habit

Jun 16, 2019
You might be surprised to know that some of the things you’ve heard about heroin are lies.  These lies or myths are often perpetrated by heroin addicts to make themselves...

Drug Trafficking Stats: Where are All the Drugs Coming From?

Nov 27, 2018
Undeniably, illegal drugs are a huge industry in the United States.  It is estimated at around $200 to $700 billion a year.  In the past decade, we’ve seen the largest...

What are the Dangers of Synthetic Marijuana?

Nov 14, 2018
Unlike its natural counterpart, synthetic marijuana (commonly known as “K2” or “spice“) does not come from the earth. Instead, it’s a mix of more than 100 manmade chemicals sprayed onto...

The Problem of Women and Recreational Drug Use in America

Dec 20, 2017
As the years pass us by, drug and alcohol addiction becomes more of a problem for our nation’s women than it ever has been before.  Now, we live in a...

An Epidemic of Dual Addiction: Heroin and Prescription Painkillers

Dec 11, 2017
The history of addiction to heroin and prescription painkillers like Vicodin is a history that has always been intertwined. The heroin epidemic would not be what it is today had...

Key Characteristics of Drug Culture and Addiction Treatment

Nov 20, 2017
Drug culture refers to the rules, rites, and rituals associated with a particular drug. It also includes mannerisms, terminology, user etiquette, and group preferences, including style, age, and sexual orientation. Drug...
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