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Virginia Declares Opioid Crisis A Public Health Emergency

Last week's sweeping Surgeon General report on drug and alcohol addiction is beginning to spur states to take action. One of the first…
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When Involuntary Addiction Treatment Becomes Voluntary

esperate times call for desperate measures in the eyes of some addicts. In some parts of the country, it is incredibly hard to…
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Emergency Rooms Are the Front Line of the Opioid Epidemic

For better or worse, many individuals struggling with opioid addiction will end up in the emergency room for one reason or another. Whether…
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Prescription Opioid Usage Surpasses Tobacco Usage in United States

The latest survey data from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) show that opioid use has eclipsed tobacco use on…
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A Thank You to All Veterans

Service. Dedication. Commitment. Sacrifice. This is what Veterans give to us in the course of their duty to our country. However, many of…
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Top 10 Questions to Ask Before Going to Drug and Alcohol Detox

One of the most confusing aspects of drug and alcohol treatment to outsiders is coming to understand the continuum of care in addiction…
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Public Heroin Overdoses in Seattle On The Rise

The city of Seattle, Washington has been hit particularly hard by the opioid epidemic. Emergency services in Seattle have responded to over 2,500…
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What Candidate Will Manage the Opioid Epidemic Best?

No matter who you speak to, most people want this election to be over. But for the millions of people struggling with addiction,…
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Opiate Epidemic/Family Loss Inspires Artists to Vote

We've all seen pictures in social media where parents are passed out in cars, high on opiates, while children sit and wait, not…
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New Treatments for Heroin Addiction Controversial

While the heroin and prescription pain epidemic increases nationwide, pharmaceutical companies are coming to market with drugs to combat the epidemic. This video…
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