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Drug and alcohol abuse is increasing throughout the United States among adolescents, young people and adults. Substance use and addiction aren't the only problems concerning drug use and dependency. Alcohol and drug abuse affects every person and every area of our lives throughout the world.

Every day there's substance use issues that hit the headlines or make the evening news. Unfortunately no matter how many tragedies take place associated with drug and alcohol abuse, the use of these substances continues. New stories associated with drug and alcohol use can be helpful as well. We can only hope this is a way of making people aware of the dangers and consequences of substance use, and possibly open someone's eyes about their own use of drugs or alcohol and their need for help.

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Acetaminophen Warning Issued by FDA Recently

1-800-315-2391  |  January 27th

Acetaminophen Warning Issued by FDA Recently

Acetaminophen is the active ingredient in Tylenol but it's also combined in many prescription pain medications such as Percocet and Vicodin. Recently the Food and Drug Administration issued a warning urging health care professionals to refrain from prescribing medications containing more than 325 milligrams of acetaminophen per pill because high doses can be damaging to the liver....  |  Read more

 
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New FDA Approved Powerful Painkiller has High Abuse Potential

1-800-315-2391  |  November 25th

New FDA Approved Powerful Painkiller has High Abuse Potential

On October 25th 2013, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released a news report stating they approved a new opioid extended-release painkiller that's extremely powerful. Zohydro ER is pure hydrocodone, it's not a combination product like current available forms of hydrocodone such as Vicodin which contains acetaminophen....  |  Read more

 
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Flesh Decaying Drug Has Made It's Way to the United States

1-800-315-2391  |  October 15th

Flesh Decaying Drug Has Made It's Way to the United States

A horrific synthetic opiate known as Krokodil has made its way into the United States and everyone including drug users need to be aware of the extremely serious consequences associated with its use. Krokodil, a manmade drug, is so highly dangerous that it actually causes a person's skin to decay and rot off Fox 32 News reports and according to their report, it's made its way to Chicago....  |  Read more

 
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Recent SAMHSA Study Looked into Average Day Substance Use Among Adolescents

1-800-315-2391  |  September 16th

Recent SAMHSA Study Looked into Average Day Substance Use Among Adolescents

After viewing a recent SAMHSA News Release, it appears we have a long way to go when it comes to educating our youth about the dangers involving the use of drugs and alcohol because their study results were staggering. Just the amount of adolescents using marijuana on an average day was unbelievable....  |  Read more

 
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The Misuse of Methadone Could be Deadly

1-800-315-2391  |  August 19th

The Misuse of Methadone Could be Deadly

Methadone is a very unique synthetic painkiller because the prescription drug not only effectively relieves severe pain it's also been successfully used for many years in treating narcotic drug addiction. When methadone is used to treat addiction to narcotics, symptoms of withdrawal are suppressed for twenty four to thirty six hours....  |  Read more

 
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Man Mutilates Own Genitalia While Under the Influence of Shrooms

1-800-315-2391  |  July 15th

Man Mutilates Own Genitalia While Under the Influence of Shrooms

Mushrooms that contain psilocybin can produce intense hallucinations and can cause other extremely delusional erratic behavior when they're ingested. Recently, the Detroit Free Press reported a man from Ohio mutilated part of his genitals while under the influence of hallucinogenic mushrooms....  |  Read more