Tag: opioid epidemic

Addiction Q&A: How to Identify Prescription Drug Abuse
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Addiction Q&A: How to Identify Prescription Drug Abuse

Prescription drug abuse is a growing problem in America, especially for teens. According to the NIDA for Teens (National Institute of Drug Abuse for Teens), prescription drugs are the most commonly abused substances by Americans aged 14 and older (after marijuana). Even if you’re not a parent yourself it’s a huge cause for concern. This...

Weekly Addiction News Roundup October 24th
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Weekly Addiction News Roundup October 24th

A roundup of the best in addiction news delivered here on our blog each Monday morning. 1. Cigna discontinues their policy of requiring doctors to seek authorization before they go about treating a patient for opioid addiction. (Reuters) 2. Man that was mistakenly arrested for alleged meth possession (turns out it was just donut glaze) will...

The Newest Killer On The Block: U-47700
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The Newest Killer On The Block: U-47700

It doesn’t even have a street name yet. It’s a laboratory-made opioid known as U-47700 and it’s quickly racking up a body count around the world. There are more than 50 confirmed deaths in the USA from being injected, snorted, and eaten. U-47700 is technically not illegal in most states – it’s so new, states...

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