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Organs from overdose-death donors can prevent organ shortage, says study

Organs from overdose-death donors can prevent organ shortage, says study

05-24 | Rachael

The worsening opioid epidemic in the United States has led to an incredible increase in the number of organ donors due to the massive rise in drug overdose deaths. A research published recently in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine revealed that the number of donors due to overdose death spiked from 1.1 percent in […]

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Exploring the legalities behind prescription of naloxone

Exploring the legalities behind prescription of naloxone

12-05 | Rachael

As the opioid overdose deaths in the United States continue to rise, the need to implement an emergency solution has become indispensable. Naloxone, an opioid overdose antagonist is the need of the hour.

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Correction method developed to determine the truer picture of opioid overdose deaths

Correction method developed to determine the truer picture of opioid overdose deaths

11-03 | Rachael

More than six out of ten drug overdose deaths involve an opioid in the United States. As the number of overdose deaths involving opioids has increased four times since 1999, more than half a million people have died due to drug overdose between 2000 and 2015. On an average, 91 Americans die every day due […]

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Overdose and relapse risk in people addicted to heroin

Overdose and relapse risk in people addicted to heroin

03-31 | Rachael

According to the 2016 World Drug Report published by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), heroin is the most lethal drug globally and its use has reached alarming levels in the U.S. In 2014, over 900,000 Americans aged 12 or above used heroin, representing a 145 percent increase from 2007. Mortality rates […]

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Drug overdose can be deadly

Drug overdose can be deadly

02-08 | Rachael

Most people have a basic template for life — have a good education, get a good job, get married, raise kids, and retire comfortably. But in today’s rapidly changing world, a good job, a healthy personal life, a pay raise, a promotion, and even family events, come along with their fair share of stress. Everything […]

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Addiction and Drug Abuse - Part 3: Families can also cause relapse

Addiction and Drug Abuse – Part 3: Families can also cause relapse

02-01 | Rachael

It takes tremendous effort and time for people battling addiction to come to terms with their predicament and accept that they need guidance to overcome it. When such people prepare to seek treatment, there are multiple temptations that they need to stave off. These include triggers like friends dependent on drugs, stress, anger, boredom, poor […]

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Mysterious marijuana illness sweeping across states with legalized marijuana

Mysterious marijuana illness sweeping across states with legalized marijuana

01-20 | Rachael

While marijuana legalization has been widely applauded by supporters, a mysterious illness identified as Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome (CHS), is being spotted increasingly in hospital emergency rooms (ER), especially in states where medical or recreational use of the drug is legal. Experts suggest that the illness is linked to heavy and long-term use of marijuana. Its […]

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Commonly abused drugs and their effects

Commonly abused drugs and their effects

12-23 | Rachael

The easy availability of various drugs, including prescription drugs, and the increasing trend of misusing and abusing such drugs are causing devastating effects in the United States. According to the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the number of deaths from opioid overdose between 2001 to […]

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Marijuana can help reduce substance abuse and alcohol addiction symptoms: Study

Marijuana can help reduce substance abuse and alcohol addiction symptoms: Study

11-29 | Rachael

The supporters of legalization of marijuana have something to cheer about. As per a recent study by the University of British Columbia (UBC), Canada, marijuana can help reduce substance abuse and alcohol addiction symptoms. Lead researcher of the study Zach Walsh, an associate professor of psychology and marijuana researchers at UBC’s Okanagan campus, said that […]

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Helping a loved one battle drug abuse

Helping a loved one battle drug abuse

11-25 | Rachael

Living with someone who abuses drugs or other substances can be challenging. However, efforts to reach out to such a person and extend support, if planned well, can prove not only to be lifesaving but highly rewarding.

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