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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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Narcotic Painkiller Addiction Throughout the United States

1-800-315-2391  |  December 20th

Narcotic Painkiller Addiction Throughout the United States

Even though prescription drug misuse and abuse is highly publicized, I don't think people truly understand just how serious this situation has become. Narcotic painkiller overdoses take place every day and many of them result in death. Did you know that there are more than 40 deaths a day as a result of prescription narcotic pain pill overdose?...  |  Read more

 
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Heart Problems Associated with K2, A Synthetic Form of Marijuana

1-800-315-2391  |  November 14th

Heart Problems Associated with K2, A Synthetic Form of Marijuana

Marijuana is one of the most common and abused drugs of choice among teens, young and older adults throughout the United States and many people experience withdrawal symptoms when they stop using the drug due to dependence. Sometimes people start out with marijuana when they're young and experimenting with substance abuse and eventually move on to other drugs of abuse including synthetic designer type drugs like fake pot....  |  Read more

 
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Teen Substance Abuse on the Rise

1-800-315-2391  |  October 10th

Teen Substance Abuse on the Rise

Ecstasy is still a very common drug that's abused by young people and continues to make headlines as well as marijuana and alcohol use among teens. The use of these substances anymore among many young people seems to be what's normal and accepted by kids today....  |  Read more

 
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More Prevention Education Needed for the Misuse of Prescription Stimulant Drugs

1-800-315-2391  |  September 12th

More Prevention Education Needed for the Misuse of Prescription Stimulant Drugs

Stimulant abuse is becoming more common among college students in hopes to improve their academic skills but they don't realize the harmful side effects that are associated with the misuse of these drugs. Not everyone uses stimulant drugs to get high sometimes they're misused in hopes of getting better grades and improving cognitive skills....  |  Read more

 
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Injection Drug Use Research Findings

1-800-315-2391  |  August 15th

Injection Drug Use Research Findings

Heroin, cocaine, methamphetamine and other stimulants are some of the substances drug users choose to inject. Unfortunately there are many serious risks involved when administering street drugs and other substances this way....  |  Read more

 
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The Risks Involved with Cocaine Abuse Continue to Increase

1-800-315-2391  |  July 27th

The Risks Involved with Cocaine Abuse Continue to Increase

Stimulants are commonly chosen by people in all age groups as a drug of choice to enhance their feelings, increase their energy levels, lift their moods, and to keep them alert. Among the younger group of substance users, many times stimulants are used recreationally with groups of friends just 'hanging out' or while partying....  |  Read more