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Opiates

Stuff you should know about opiate addiction.

Following a Friends Recovery via Facebook Posts
2 years ago

Following a Friends Recovery via Facebook Posts

Through likes and comments, I’ve watched my hometown of Perry, Ohio, disappear into and come back from heroin addiction.

The U.S. is facing a massive heroin epidemic, and nowhere is …
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Young, Educated and Addicted
2 years ago

Young, Educated and Addicted

By  • Heroin, Opiates

Hollywood and much of the Western world was shocked by the sudden death of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman in February of 2014. Reports rapidly circulated that Hoffman, 46, was found dead …
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Drug Addiction and Startup Culture
2 years ago

Drug Addiction and Startup Culture

By  • Opiates, Pills, Tech

Experts on addiction aver that the deadly cocktail of a sudden influx of money, the intense competition in the high-tech field and the subsequent harsh deadlines, and the burgeoning black …
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In Sobriety, Some Relationships Die Hard
2 years ago

In Sobriety, Some Relationships Die Hard

I was 20 and 45 days sober.

When I walked back into the house, I was in shock. It had been a month and a half since I had crossed …
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This Video Humanizes Our Heroin Epidemic
2 years ago

This Video Humanizes Our Heroin Epidemic

Summer Myers died in January at the age of 26. She was a heroin addict. Now, Jackie Smallwood, Myers’ mother, wants you to hear her daughter’s story.

In a graphic …
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How Genetic Makeup Influences Self-Medication
2 years ago

How Genetic Makeup Influences Self-Medication

Chances are that everyone on this planet has experienced anxiety, that distinct sense of unease and foreboding. Most of us probably assume that anxiety always has a psychological trigger.

Yet clinicians have …
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A Brief History Of Heroin
2 years ago

A Brief History Of Heroin

The seductive allure of heroin — the drug that has vanquished so many creative minds — is back.  A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said …
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The Known Unknown of Painkiller Abuse
2 years ago

The Known Unknown of Painkiller Abuse

The epidemic of deaths and addiction attributable to opioid painkillers continues unabated even as an authoritative new review of scientific studies has found no solid evidence that opioids are effective …
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Vermont Tackles Heroin Addiction
2 years ago

Vermont Tackles Heroin Addiction

It was a long way down for Michael Kenney. As he neared the depths of heroin addiction, he stole prescription painkillers from his …
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The Challenging Cycle of Painkiller Abuse
2 years ago

The Challenging Cycle of Painkiller Abuse

Opioids now cause more deaths than any other drug, more than 16,000 in 2010. That year, the combination of hydrocodone and acetaminophen became the most prescribed medication in the …
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