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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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Neonatal abstinence syndrome affects kids’ performance in school: Study

Neonatal abstinence syndrome affects kids’ performance in school: Study

02-23 | Rachael

Neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) is a postnatal drug withdrawal syndrome that affects an infant who has been exposed to addictive opioid drugs while in the mother’s womb. Opioid pain relievers, such as morphine, codeine, oxycodone, hydrocodone and heroin, reach the fetus through the placenta during pregnancy. The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) estimates that […]

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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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Benefits of naloxone in treating drug overdose

Benefits of naloxone in treating drug overdose

06-08 | Rachael

Opioids are consumed at an alarming rate by the American population. It is believed that Civil War veterans were the first to get addicted to opioids while being treated with morphine for the injuries of wars. Similarly, heroin, considered to be a “wonder drug” in its first clinical trials, took the form of an epidemic […]

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