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How has addiction affected me?
11 months ago

How has addiction affected me?

Ben Emerling is a content writer who works in the Metro Detroit area. Creative writer by day and avid adventurist by night. He dedicates his life to helping people achieve …
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Tackling K2 Overdoses in NYC
11 months ago

Tackling K2 Overdoses in NYC

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After a week of 130 suspected overdoses in New York City, synthetic marijuana such as K2 and spice will be banned from the city. Regardless of the decrease in K2-related …
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10 Myths About Addiction
1 year ago

10 Myths About Addiction

Do drugs really “fry” your brain? Once an addict, always an addict? Is 12-step the only way? Do you really have to hit “rock bottom” before seeking help? You might be surprised …
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Oh, So *This* Is Your Brain on Drugs
2 years ago

Oh, So *This* Is Your Brain on Drugs

There was no shortage of anti-drug PSAs in the 80s and 90s. But were any of them effective? Is it possible that some may have actually been counterproductive to their cause? …
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Self-Trust Is Essential To Recovery
2 years ago

Self-Trust Is Essential To Recovery

For decades the National Institute on Drug Abuse has largely treated addiction as “a chronic brain disease because drugs change the brain; they change its structure and how it works.”


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The Known Unknown Dangers of Synth Pot
2 years ago

The Known Unknown Dangers of Synth Pot

Cheap, unpredictable and hard to regulate, synthetic marijuana has emergency responders nationwide scrambling to save lives. Users expecting synthetic marijuana to give them a mellow buzz similar to the real thing can …
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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.

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A Supposedly Fun Thing He’ll Never Do Again
2 years ago

A Supposedly Fun Thing He’ll Never Do Again

At the end of 1989, David Foster Wallace was admitted to McLean Hospital, the psychiatric hospital associated with Harvard University, for substance addiction. He was twenty-seven years old and increasingly …
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Tracking Drug Use on Instagram
2 years ago

Tracking Drug Use on Instagram

Drugabuse.com unveiled the results of a study into drug use at music festivals. By tracking drug references made in Instagram posts from 15 different festivals, they analyzed 3,622,365 posts for mentions of a controlled …
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The Jobs That Make You Drink
2 years ago

The Jobs That Make You Drink

Drug and alcohol abuse costs the U.S. economy billions of dollars in lost productivity each year. New government data released this month can now tell us exactly which industries’ employees …
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