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How Substance Abuse Affects the Elderly

We tend to associate drug use with children, teenagers and sexy young singles who are busy doing whatever they want. However, drug use, has no age limit. The idea that there’s an upper level age that someone stops being tempted by or using any kind of drug, whether it be alcohol or marijuana or Oxycontin…

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What Does Drug Use Cost Society?

Drug and alcohol abuse cost society billions each year. The estimated cost of drug abuse in the United States currently exceeds $740 billion annually and continues to grow. To put such a staggering number into context, that is the equivalent of 435 duplicates of the Space Shuttle Endeavour orbiter, 1200 Air Force One jets, or…

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What Does Addiction Do To Your Body?

It is common knowledge that prolonged substance use and addiction can have a significant impact on your body and influence several life-sustaining functions. What many people do not realize is that different drugs impact your body in different ways. Additionally, they can have both physical and mental health impacts that last for varying durations of…

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What You Need to Know About Dangerous Depressants?

We hear a lot of terminologies when it comes to prescription and non-prescription drugs. Eventually, many of the terms, descriptions, and uses of various substances start to blur together, and their correct applications become blurry. Some drugs, despite whether they are legal (prescription) or not (street drugs), can be dangerous depending on how and for…

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Long Term Effects of Addiction

It should not come as a surprise that each and every day, people die from the effects of chronic addiction to a drug or to alcohol. Regardless of whether the addiction relates to alcohol or drugs, addiction to substances kills thousands of Americans (of all ages) each year and touches millions of lives in some…

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Recognizing Your Opioid Pain Medication Addiction

Over the last two decades, the rates of prescription drug abuse have increased at a dizzying pace. Today, the widespread abuse of prescription medication-be it opioid painkillers, sedatives, or stimulants- is recognized by the government as a serious national health problem here in the United States. According to the National Survey on Drug Use and…

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The Complex Interplay Between Homelessness and Drug Abuse

Most organizations define homelessness as persons living in temporary shelters or other places not meant for human habitation. However you define it, homelessness has a profound impact on society. While creating accurate estimates for the total number of homeless is difficult, what is known is that these people are our relatives, friends, co-workers and sometimes…