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Planet Addiction Recovery
8 months ago

Planet Addiction Recovery

The notion behind “stuff” has plagued the planet for as long as we have been around. The issue derives from our belief in a linear system while we live on a …
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A Trillion-Dollar Failure
1 year ago

A Trillion-Dollar Failure

The war on drugs may be a trillion-dollar failure. But putting an end to the war is an extraordinarily complex issue because there still isn’t a single definitive way to solve the …
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What Is Recovery?
1 year ago

What Is Recovery?

Who can better explain what recovery actually is (and how to achieve it) than someone who is actually in recovery? This infographic represents thousands of people in recovery. The data is culled from a recent NIH study focusing on types …
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The 10 Jobs with the Highest Rate of Drug Abuse
2 years ago

The 10 Jobs with the Highest Rate of Drug Abuse

This infographic shows the relative rates of drug abuse, according to professions. These 10 career categories—from business, to the arts, to agriculture—have the highest rates of drug use, according to SAMHSA.

Food …
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For Some Addictions, Gender Makes a Big Difference
2 years ago

For Some Addictions, Gender Makes a Big Difference

By  • Cocaine, Data, Meth

You probably know that abusing stimulants like cocaine, amphetamines, and methamphetamine doesn’t go hand in hand with long-term brain health. But what if the side effects were worse for one …
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How Many Years Will Your Addiction Cost You?
2 years ago

How Many Years Will Your Addiction Cost You?

It’s hard to find something that destroys life (social & physical) faster than addiction. While some substances provide quick highs, they also rapidly waste your body and time. The following infographic …
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Hangovers Are Costing Us $220 Billion a Year
2 years ago

Hangovers Are Costing Us $220 Billion a Year

Apart from the headaches, fatigue and nausea people suffer, let’s consider for a moment what hangovers cost our economy, and what the expense is to the employers of all that hungover downtime.

The US Centers for Disease …
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The First Worldwide Report on Addiction
2 years ago

The First Worldwide Report on Addiction

We’ve always known that people around the world smoke, drink and use illegal drugs. But we’ve never known just how much people abuse substances, nor have we known whether illegal …
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The Colossal Scope of Our National Drinking Problem
2 years ago

The Colossal Scope of Our National Drinking Problem

By  • Alcohol, Data

Nearly three out of 10 Americans have shown evidence of a serious alcohol-related problem at some point in their lives, and only one-fifth of those have sought professional help.

Those …
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Interactive Map of Alcohol Use in the US
2 years ago

Interactive Map of Alcohol Use in the US

By  • Alcohol, Data

Here’s an intriguing interactive map that details where binge drinking is most common in the United States. You’ll see that it’s abundant in the northern tier of states, and occurs less in …
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