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ObamaCare Has Increased Addiction Treatment

Politics keeps interfering with substance abuse policy, including addiction treatment, but progress is being made. The question is if it will continue. The 2008 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act … Continue reading

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Big Pharma’s Opioid Settlements Should Fund Rehab, Not Budget Shortfalls

As the costs of responding to the opioid epidemic rise, more states, cities, and counties are opting to sue “Big Pharma”—the large pharmaceutical companies—and the distributors that allowed pill mills … Continue reading

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‘Beautiful Boy’ Has a Dual Diagnosis Problem

Films based on true events, whether personal stories or great historical moments, are nevertheless often factually challenged. Such films—A Beautiful Mind, Hidden Figures, Argo, Lincoln—tend to embroider the facts for … Continue reading

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Ativan vs. Xanax: Uses, Benefits, and Risks

Benzodiazepines are among the most abused prescription medicines in the United States. Government data reports that more than 30 percent of opioid overdoses also include benzodiazepine use. Benzodiazepines (also known as … Continue reading

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Klonopin and Xanax: Pros and Cons

Klonopin and Xanax are benzodiazepine medications that treat anxiety and panic disorders. Benzodiazepines (benzos) can be habit-forming and create physical and mental dependency when taken in large doses or for prolonged periods … Continue reading

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Here’s What Happens When You Snort Cocaine

Using cocaine in small amounts – about up to 100 mg – can give feelings of empowerment and euphoria. It also provides an unusual surge of energy and a decreased need … Continue reading

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Eight Commonly Abused Drugs: Testing Methods and Timeline

Some drug testing does not test the drug in bodies but instead tests for the existence of metabolites, which are substances produced by metabolism. Studying these metabolic changes can help people determine … Continue reading

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