What Can be Done for a Heroin Overdose?

The scope of heroin abuse in the United States is staggering. According to NSDUH, about 948,000 people reported using heroin in the past year. This trend is being driven by young adults aged 18 to…

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Innovative Discharge Planning for Addiction Treatment Aftercare

Harold C. Urschell III, MD, MMA – Chief Medical Strategist at Enterhealth Successful Solutions to Long-Term Recovery Treatment for drug or alcohol addiction isn’t finished when a patient leaves a residential or outpatient treatment program.…

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Which Came First Homelessness or Substance Abuse?

Do you think that all homeless people are either alcoholics or drug addicts? If so, you are not alone. Most homeless individuals are labeled as such. Homelessness and substance abuse are connected, and the truth…

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What is the Relationship Between Addiction and Mental Illness?

Addiction and Mental Illness Require Treatment Much research has shown that there is an extremely complex relationship between addiction and mental illness. According to a renowned addiction psychiatrist at New York University by the name…

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Is it Hard to Quit Heroin?

ARTICLE OVERVIEW: Coming off heroin can be very difficult. Many heroin addicts who have tried quitting on their own experienced severe complications which included frequent relapses and life threatening situations. But when coming off heroin…

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Former "Good Morning America” Anchor Details Gambling Addiction

The former weatherman wrote about his secret gambling addiction in his new book, “You Bet Your Life.” Erstwhile weatherman and Good Morning America host Spencer Christian pulled back the curtain on his struggles with gambling addiction—and…

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Police Seize Enough Fentanyl To Kill 26 Million People

The record-breaking seizure was one of the biggest fentanyl busts in US history. Nebraska State Patrol managed to seize 118 pounds of fentanyl during a routine traffic stop. According to estimates by the U.S. Drug…

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CDC Warns of Blood-Thinning Synthetic Marijuana Strain

The strain can lead to “unexplained bleeding such as coughing up blood, blood in the urine, bloody nose and bleeding gums.” The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a warning about the dangers of a…

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