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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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Adolescents and Teens Have No Trouble Finding Prescription Drugs and Over The Counter Medications

1-800-315-2391  |  June 21st

Adolescents and Teens Have No Trouble Finding Prescription Drugs and Over The Counter Medications

Illegal drugs aren't the only substances that are used for the purpose of getting high now-a-days. If an adolescent, teen or adult wants to get high they don't have to go very far or spend much money to experience the euphoria they're looking for. This is extremely sad but unfortunately it's true. Many teens admit that they abuse prescription drugs and over the counter (OTC) drugs for two reasons, they're easy to get when they want them and they think they're safer than illegal drugs....  |  Read more

 
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Painkiller Addiction And Withdrawals in Newborns

1-800-315-2391  |  May 13th

Painkiller Addiction And Withdrawals in Newborns

Prescription drug abuse is rising throughout the country and affecting men, women and young people in all age groups. It's extremely sad when you realize that newborn babies are also affected by the use of painkillers, heroin and other drugs of abuse. Depending on the drug or drugs abused they need to be treated with methadone or other forms of treatment after they're born....  |  Read more

 
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Diligence and Awareness Pays Off in Schools

1-800-315-2391  |  April 15th

Diligence and Awareness Pays Off in Schools

In North Carolina because of awareness to drugs and alcohol by students and staff, the Iredell-Statesville Schools are showing an increase of reported incidents due to drug and alcohol possession this year. Last year through March drug and alcohol incident reports totaled 35 cases but this year through March there have already been a total of 51 reported incidents....  |  Read more

 
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Governor of Ohio Takes on Prescription Drug Epidemic

1-800-315-2391  |  April 15th

Governor of Ohio Takes on Prescription Drug Epidemic

Prescription drug abuse is increasing every day throughout the United States and Ohio is now able to do something about their problems concerning prescription drugs. $36 million dollars in funds for new drug treatment and work readiness project are available to combat prescription drug abuse according to Governor Kasich of Ohio. These funds will be used to help people in Ohio that are addicted to prescription drugs get the proper treatment that?s needed so they can recover and go back to work....  |  Read more

 
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Avoid Alcohol Tragedies With Your Teens

1-800-315-2391  |  April 15th

Avoid Alcohol Tragedies With Your Teens

Alcohol is a substance that's abused by many young people as well as adults and alcohol related tragedies affect people of all ages. We have lost way too many young people due to accidents involving alcohol and many other innocent victims have either gotten injured or lost their life due to someone else's poor choice of driving under the influence. It's time we take control as parents and let our children know point blank that underage drinking is illegal and intolerable. We also need to have open communication with our teenagers listening to them, advising them, and educating them when it comes to alcohol. Prom night can be one of the most exciting experiences in a young person's life but you don't want it to be their last. Talk to your young children and teens so they'll make good choices come prom or graduation night....  |  Read more

 
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Warm Line Helps Physicians Treating Substance Abuse

1-800-315-2391  |  April 15th

Warm Line Helps Physicians Treating Substance Abuse

A free service was recently launched that's going to help primary care providers with their patients that abuse substances. The service is called PCSS-P which stands for Physician Clinical Support System for Primary Care. PCSS-P will help primary care providers recognize and give advice to patients that abuse substances....  |  Read more