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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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Beware of hydrocodone’s detrimental repercussions

Beware of hydrocodone’s detrimental repercussions

03-07 | Rachael

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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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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Colorado grants $2.35 million for funding marijuana health and safety research

Colorado grants $2.35 million for funding marijuana health and safety research

01-25 | Rachael

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) announced a total grant of $2.35 million for funding marijuana health and safety research in December 2016. The department awarded seven grants after scientific review of 16 full grant applications out of the initial 58 preliminary applications. All the studies aim at addressing questions about public […]

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Record-breaking sales of marijuana in Colorado shops

Record-breaking sales of marijuana in Colorado shops

01-19 | Rachael

Post-legalization, November 2016 saw marijuana shops in Colorado cross just over $106 million in sales. The returns from December 2016 are yet to come. The figure is inclusive of both recreational and medical transactions. As per the Colorado Department of Revenue, sales of marijuana and related products translated to $17.7 million worth of state revenue […]

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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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Drug abuse at young age increases risk of addiction during adulthood: Study

Drug abuse at young age increases risk of addiction during adulthood: Study

10-07 | Rachael

Individuals who abuse drugs at a young age are at a higher risk of leading a life of addiction than those who become addicts as adults. Research reveals that the earlier a person gets exposed to drugs, the more likely he is to progress to more serious drug use. This is partly attributed to the […]

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American Psychiatric Nurses Association launches online education to address opioid epidemic

American Psychiatric Nurses Association launches online education to address opioid epidemic

07-27 | Rachael

Opioid overdose has been one of the fastest growing drug problems in America today. Prescription drugs occupy the third place among the most commonly abused category of drugs-ahead of cocaine, heroin and methamphetamine and behind marijuana and alcohol. An estimated 20 percent of the people in America are believed to have used prescription drugs for […]

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Health provider awareness can curb prescription drug abuse: Study

Health provider awareness can curb prescription drug abuse: Study

03-23 | Rachael

The problem of prescription drug abuse and overdose is multi-faceted due to the presence of multiple drivers associated with increased use. Broadly, it involves consumption of any form of recreational or therapeutic drug outside of a physician’s supervision.

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