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The Economics of Drug Abuse Infographic
3 years ago

The Economics of Drug Abuse Infographic

From health care, productivity loss, crime, incarceration & drug enforcement, and hospital and emergency room visits; In the U.S. alone, there’s $300 billion per year spent on illegal drugs and …
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A Genetic Predisposition for Alcoholism
3 years ago

A Genetic Predisposition for Alcoholism

Your genes do not equal your destiny. But knowing your genetic risk profile can empower you to make smarter lifestyle choices. I remember feeling like everyone who told me that college …
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A TED Talk on Drug Addiction Research
3 years ago

A TED Talk on Drug Addiction Research

By  • Data, People, Video

Substance abuse costs our nation over $300 billion annually and treatment can help reduce these costs. Drug addiction treatment has been shown to reduce associated health and social costs by far …
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The Data Shows: Mostly Drunk People Spot UFOs
3 years ago

The Data Shows: Mostly Drunk People Spot UFOs

Cloud? Or UFO??

Tuesday is the 67th anniversary of the rumored alien crash-landing in Roswell, New Mexico. But extraterrestrial aviators have been rather busy in the last few decades.

The …
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The Economic Cost of Hangovers is TOO DAMN HIGH!
3 years ago

The Economic Cost of Hangovers is TOO DAMN HIGH!

By  • Alcohol, Data, News

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that excessive alcohol consumption costs the U.S. $224 billion annually. That’s Billion, with a “B”, yikes!

The cost of excessive alcohol consumption …
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What Is Addiction? What Causes Addiction?
3 years ago

What Is Addiction? What Causes Addiction?

The rise of overdoses in New England indicate, heroin continues to be a plague of both desperate poverty and tortured privilege. The abuse of prescription drugs is an even more widespread …
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Treating Addiction as a Disease, Not a Crime
3 years ago

Treating Addiction as a Disease, Not a Crime

A recent Pew Research study says jail is not the place for non-violent drug users. The survey states that 87 percent of people characterized drug abuse as either a “crisis” …
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The Dilemma of Measuring Heroin Use
3 years ago

The Dilemma of Measuring Heroin Use

Even in the so-called age of Big Data, there are consumer behaviors that researchers still have a difficult time tracking. Perhaps number one on that list? Heroin use. Unlike marijuana, …
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Highlights from SAMHSA Survey on Illicit Drug Use
3 years ago

Highlights from SAMHSA Survey on Illicit Drug Use

A new report from the National Survey for Drug Use and Health is out. As expected, there’s a lot of bad news mixed in with the good. Here are some key …
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Tracking Tweets About Drugs in Real Time on Twitter
3 years ago

Tracking Tweets About Drugs in Real Time on Twitter

Here’s a website that tracks drug related Twitter posts in real-time. Tweets about pills, booze, meth, marijuana, LSD and cocaine from users, lawmakers and organizations all combine to give you a …
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