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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 […]

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The demand for affordable mental health care far exceeds the current supply. The 2008 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, conducted by Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), reports that barely half of U.S. adults struggling with serious mental health issues are able to receive treatment. President Barack Obama’s administration has made […]

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As a statement from the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services reads, “For nearly 100 years, the final resting places of 39 people who died in a 1918 ward fire at Griffin Memorial Hospital have been largely forgotten, buried in an unmarked site…” The roughly 200-square-foot burial site of those who perished […]

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Schizophrenia is a serious mental health disorder that typically requires medication for symptom management. Antipsychotics have been prescribed to treat schizophrenia since the 1950s; atypical antipsychotics were developed for this same purpose in the 1990s. Aripiprazole, or Abilify, is one such atypical antipsychotic that must be taken daily when administered orally. On Oct. 5, 2015, […]

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Substance abuse has a number of well-known consequences and there is no denying that the likelihood of crime increases among those who abuse controlled substances, despite their illegality. Addiction to drugs can lead a person to go to great lengths to obtain them, regardless of the consequences of breaking the law that may result. Associated […]

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Alcohol and drug abuse results in serious complications on multiple levels, including to the individual, families, communities and society as a whole. Understanding the implications of substance abuse and addiction can increase treatment effectiveness and prevention methods, which are crucial for assisting the countless individuals who might find themselves struggling. High death rates among ex-prisoners […]