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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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Dangerous Form of Pot Known as Butane Hash Oil Rising in Popularity

1-800-315-2391  |  September 8th

Dangerous Form of Pot Known as Butane Hash Oil Rising in Popularity

Worldwide marijuana is the most widely used drug but there's another form of pot that appears to be trending now and it produces a powerful immediate high but it's tremendously dangerous and explosive to make and use. The growing pot trend is called butane hash oil but it's also known by several other names such as honey oil and marijuana wax among several others....  |  Read more

 
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Powdered Caffeine Leads to Teen's Death and FDA Warning

1-800-315-2391  |  July 28th

Powdered Caffeine Leads to Teen's Death and FDA Warning

Reportedly, an eighteen year old from Ohio sadly died from a caffeine overdose this past May but his death wasn't linked to highly caffeinated energy drinks like one may think, it was from pure caffeine powder. When the young man died, he had lethal amounts of the substance in his system the autopsy showed Newsday reports....  |  Read more

 
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Sweet Treats Laced with Hash Oil Sickens High School Students

1-800-315-2391  |  June 30th

Sweet Treats Laced with Hash Oil Sickens High School Students

Hash oil also sometimes referred to as honey oil and cannabis oil, is more potent than other forms of marijuana because it contains higher levels of THC. Homemade treats baked with hash oil resulted in the arrest of a Washing State father and his 16 year old daughter who attended Emerald Ridge High School according to numerous reports recently....  |  Read more

 
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Substantial Amount of Cocaine Coming into Britain Cut with Vet Drug

1-800-315-2391  |  May 20th

Substantial Amount of Cocaine Coming into Britain Cut with Vet Drug

Produced from coca leaves, cocaine is a powerful and addictive stimulant that has a direct effect on the brain. Legal and illicitly produced stimulants like cocaine are psychoactive drugs and due to the effects this class of drugs has on the mind and body, they're unfortunately widely abused....  |  Read more

 
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FDA Approves Handheld Opioid Overdose Antidote Tool

1-800-315-2391  |  April 22nd

FDA Approves Handheld Opioid Overdose Antidote Tool

Because opioid medications have the ability to produce pleasurable feelings when they're misused, strong painkillers like Vicodin (hydrocodone), Oxycontin (oxycodone) and other opioid analgesics are among the most commonly abused drugs in the United States and have been for quite some time. ...  |  Read more

 
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Kadian Abuse

1-800-315-2391  |  February 24th

Kadian Abuse

Kadian, also called morphine, belongs to a class of drugs called opiate pain relievers. Kadian is a prescription pain medication prescribed to patient's experiencing moderate to severe levels of pain. Kadian also comes in extended release capsule form and is used when around the clock pain relief is necessary....  |  Read more