Substance Abuse

September 12, 2019

NAD therapy and addiction treatment

Addiction Substance Abuse

The number of people dealing with substance use disorder (SUD) in the U.S. is staggering. According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), in 2017, 19.7 million American individuals aged 12 years or older struggled with an SUD. Therefore, it is pertinent that people dealing with addiction receive timely and appropriate treatment….

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Helping business professionals battle addiction

September 05, 2019

Helping business professionals battle addiction

Addiction Substance Abuse

Business professionals dealing with a substance use disorder (SUD) are more common than one might think. However, very few of them allow it to come to the fore. Career-focused professionals typically have the intelligence and critical thinking skills to hide their addiction from family members and co-workers. For them, hiding the addiction is top priority compared to other substance abusers since their reputation,…

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History written in Oklahoma; pharma giant Johnson & Johnson fined $572m for its role in opioid crisis

August 29, 2019

History written in Oklahoma; pharma giant Johnson & Johnson fined $572m for its role in opioid crisis

Addiction Substance Abuse

In a landmark ruling, Judge Thad Balkman of Cleveland County District Court in Norman, Oklahoma has ordered pharmaceutical giants Johnson & Johnson to pay $572 million for its role in aggravating the opioid crisis in the state. This was the first lawsuit which went on a seven-week trial amongst several others filed against drug manufacturers…

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The dark cloud behind the silver lining; heroin’s downfall is due to fentanyl’s rising popularity

August 29, 2019

The dark cloud behind the silver lining; heroin’s downfall is due to fentanyl’s rising popularity

Addiction Substance Abuse

Heroin is one of the deadliest opioids in the U.S. during the early 1960s. Cities like Baltimore and Portland reeled under the crime and chaos fueled by the drug. However, it has been observed that despite heroin’s long-standing history in the Eastern Seaboard and in some parts of the Midwest, the presence of the drug…

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After 30 long years, deaths due to drug overdose finally dips in the U.S.

August 08, 2019

After 30 long years, deaths due to drug overdose finally dips in the U.S.

Addiction Substance Abuse

In a much-needed relief from the usual undesirable news associated with the opioid epidemic, it has been reported that deaths due to drug overdoses, especially opioids, have stopped increasing for the first time in the last 30 years. In fact, the preliminary data shows a 5 percent decline in the overall rate of overdose deaths…

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