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Lack of medication fueling opioid epidemic inside America’s prisons

Lack of medication fueling opioid epidemic inside America’s prisons

04-16 | Rachael

The opioid crisis is a serious concern even inside jails and prisons. With nearly 1.5 million prisoners of the 2.3 million inmates in the prisons and jails of the United States meeting the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders – Fourth Edition (DSM-IV) medical criteria for substance abuse, the correctional facilities have an increased […]

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Fentanyl testing kits can prevent overdose deaths, say researchers

Fentanyl testing kits can prevent overdose deaths, say researchers

03-12 | Rachael

The United States, reeling under an unprecedented prescription drug abuse, is working relentlessly to combat the soaring overdose deaths in the country. Although the federal authorities and agencies are formulating new laws and reforms to wipe out the health threat, they keep stumbling upon roadblocks on their path to success, with proliferation of synthetic drug […]

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Colorado hospitals’ pilot project to reduce opioid prescription raises new hopes

Colorado hospitals’ pilot project to reduce opioid prescription raises new hopes

02-28 | Rachael

Doing their bit to help curb the opioid epidemic, the Colorado Hospital Association (CHA) launched a pilot across 10 emergency departments (ED) with the aim to reduce the number of opioids prescribed. The Colorado Opioid Safety Pilot, which spanned a six-week period, followed doctors, nurses and pharmacists, who made a conscious effort to prescribe a […]

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Colorado plans to pardon people convicted of nonviolent marijuana crimes

Colorado plans to pardon people convicted of nonviolent marijuana crimes

02-23 | Rachael

Among various developments and changes witnessed in the United States, the legalization of marijuana for medicinal and recreational purposes has emerged as one of the biggest sensational measures. With a number of states legalizing the medicinal use of marijuana, there has been a change in approach toward marijuana-related cases. Despite such a marked change, it […]

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Analyzing unrelenting growth in opioid crisis

Analyzing unrelenting growth in opioid crisis

01-05 | Rachael

The past two decades have seen an escalation in opioid epidemic in the United States  due to aggressive marketing and over prescription of painkillers. Reportedly, the rate of prescription of painkillers has increased by manifold because of all kind of promotion and marketing strategies. The reputed manufacturers of painkillers often play down the life-threatening repercussions […]

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Link between growing up in affluent communities and addiction

Link between growing up in affluent communities and addiction

09-08 | Rachael

It is quite normal for parents to earnestly want their children to do their best as per their capabilities. However, sometimes these desires and wishes can grow in magnitude to such an extent that they tend to become too heavy a burden to be borne by children. While such pressures exist across all segments and […]

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Smoking slows recovery from drug abuse

Smoking slows recovery from drug abuse

08-14 | Rachael

“Smoking kills. If you’re killed, you’ve lost a very important part of your life.” ― Brooke Shields Much before the Hollywood legends of yore have glamorized it with their onscreen personas, smoking in our society was a deeply entrenched habit among people. What often starts as a style statement for youngsters continues to stay with […]

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Privileged teens at higher risk of developing drug addiction

Privileged teens at higher risk of developing drug addiction

07-19 | Rachael

Many teens experiment with drugs due to factors such as curiosity, peer pressure, and emotional struggle or stress. Apart from abusing illicit drugs, many teens are also hooked on prescription drugs, which they usually procure from their family and friends. A 2016 report by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) also pointed at the […]

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Female estrogen cycle linked to high probability of cocaine abuse in women, finds study

Female estrogen cycle linked to high probability of cocaine abuse in women, finds study

06-23 | Rachael

Historically, drug use, misuse and abuse have been stereotyped as men’s domain, since men are more likely to use almost all kinds of illegal drugs than women. As a result, drug addiction in women is regarded as a matter of shame and disgrace. Although men and women show marked differences in their vulnerability to particular […]

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Effects of parental substance abuse on children

Effects of parental substance abuse on children

05-04 | Rachael

Children, particularly younger ones, are extremely susceptible to emulating their parents’ behaviors and habits. They, by instinct, develop the strongest bonds with their parents who have relentlessly attended and cared for them since their birth. Parents are also role models to their children as it is extremely common for them to pick up their parents’ […]

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