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Overdose and relapse risk in people addicted to heroin

Overdose and relapse risk in people addicted to heroin

03-31 | CDAH Team

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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Discouraging secondhand marijuana smoking among children

Discouraging secondhand marijuana smoking among children

03-23 | CDAH Team

In recent years, marijuana has been decriminalized in several states in the United States due to its medical use, which has been welcomed by many as a sign of progress. However, it entails some noticeable shortcomings that may prove to be a public health concern in future. For instance, a greater number of children may […]

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Does the heroin epidemic impact minority communities differently?

Does the heroin epidemic impact minority communities differently?

03-20 | CDAH Team

A heroin epidemic is sweeping across the U.S. In its 2016 World Drug Report, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) mentions that consumption of heroin in the U.S. increased by 145 percent during the period 2007 and 2014. Although the impact has been most pronounced on whites, some minority communities have been […]

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Beware of hydrocodone’s detrimental repercussions

Beware of hydrocodone’s detrimental repercussions

03-07 | CDAH Team

Hydrocodone is a prescription opioid that is usually used to relieve moderate to severe pain, particularly after an injury or surgery. Additionally, it can be used for alleviating long-term chronic pain and treating the symptoms of common cold, flu, allergies, hay fever or other breathing illnesses, such as sinusitis and bronchitis. Like most of the […]

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Early marijuana use can hamper brain function, says study

Early marijuana use can hamper brain function, says study

02-27 | CDAH Team

Of all the addictive substances, marijuana is the most widely used illicit drug in the United States. While some prefer to smoke cannabis for its psychedelic effects, others prefer it for its medicinal properties to get relief from pain and suffering resulting from trauma and prolonged suffering. In the U.S., 29 states, including the District […]

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Neonatal abstinence syndrome affects kids’ performance in school: Study

Neonatal abstinence syndrome affects kids’ performance in school: Study

02-23 | CDAH Team

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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Tips to tread the path of sobriety after rehab

Tips to tread the path of sobriety after rehab

02-13 | CDAH Team

Addiction is a chronic disease similar to other chronic medical conditions like diabetes, asthma and high blood pressure. The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) defines addiction as a chronic, relapsing brain disease that is characterized by compulsive drug seeking and use habit, despite knowing its harmful consequences. It is considered a brain disease because […]

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Drug overdose can be deadly

Drug overdose can be deadly

02-08 | CDAH Team

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 4: Helping loved ones wean off drugs the right way

Addiction and drug abuse – Part 4: Helping loved ones wean off drugs the right way

02-06 | CDAH Team

The devastating force of drug addiction has the potential to leave behind a toxic trail. The effects of addiction are felt not only by the victims but also by their friends and family members. Supporting the loved one without aggravating their drug abuse and not losing sight of one’s own needs and well-being is not […]

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Overdose deaths from heroin and synthetic opioids on the rise

Overdose deaths from heroin and synthetic opioids on the rise

02-03 | CDAH Team

From 2010 through 2014, the number of drug overdose deaths in the United States spiked sharply each year by 23 percent, from 38,329 in 2010 to 47,055 in 2014, according to a report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The percentage of drug overdose deaths increased from 67 percent in 2010 to […]

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