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Securing leads from trusted informants and armed with seismic devices, acoustics and ground-penetrating radar technology, United States Border Patrol agents nicknamed as “tunnel rats” are tirelessly on the lookout for signs of narco tunnels along the U.S.-Mexico border. Such tunnels have proliferated all across San Diego and Mexico’s Tijuana. They are being used for smuggling […]

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A recent study conducted by a team of researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine suggests that taking prescription opioids with benzodiazepines (BZDs), commonly used to cope with sleep-related disorders and anxiety, heightens the odds of an opioid overdose. The study, published in the British Medical Journal on March 14, 2017, included more than […]

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As the warm evening sun casts it fading glow, the sound of pounding Jamaican bongo beats coming from a clandestine mezzanine in a high-rise apartment in the SoMa neighborhood of San Francisco grows louder. It’s Friday and a Hip Hop themed party is in full swing. With sounds of laughter filling the room, Jeremy (name […]

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“I’m not anti-marijuana, but smoking skunk robbed me of my sanity,” says Mario (name changed) with a sigh. The 20-year-old youth from San Francisco opines marijuana enthusiasts need to know that it isn’t always harmless and uplifting. “Just a puff, and it was intense and almost instantaneous,” recollects Mario. He simply couldn’t remember who he […]

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Ibudilast is an anti-inflammatory drug used in Japan to treat asthma. In a study at UCLA, researchers found that after taking the drug for six days, study subjects showed a significant decrease in cravings for alcohol. Study criteria The 17 men and seven women involved in the study regularly drank alcohol at least three weeks […]

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  The word “detox” gets thrown around a lot when fad diets and cleanses are being discussed. For people trying to beat substance abuse, it doesn’t involve juices and stretching; rather, it’s the first time in a long time when their bodies relearn how to function without drugs. medical conditions. Detoxing from amphetamines is nerve-wracking […]

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The 1970s and 1980s saw a major expansion of drug use in America. In response, psychosocial researchers tried to pinpoint the problem and work toward solutions. By studying various characteristics of drug users, including personality and personality disorders, scientists tried to find which factors promoted risk of addiction and which promoted resilience. Some of this […]

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It’s the start of a new year, which means it’s time for resolutions. Countless individuals are purchasing new gym memberships, cleaning out their apartments and otherwise vowing to kick bad habits to the curb. For people who are in recovery for substance addiction, the idea of starting a whole new year can feel daunting. Here […]

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Heroin’s a drug. Crack’s a drug. Meth’s a drug. People who do them live far away from us, and besides, couldn’t even get near the kinds of places we go to, much less into them. Besides, the drugs used in clubs aren’t really drug-drugs. They’re … party favors. They enhance the experience. No harm, no […]

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Although effective, evidence-based therapies and treatments exist for people with substance use disorders, far too many people still don’t receive the treatment and help they need to overcome addiction. The National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) reported that there were 22.5 million Americans over the age of 12 who had alcohol or illicit […]