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Is Vaping the New Trend Among Young Professionals?

August 20, 2014
Vaporizers come in all shapes and sizes, much like those who enjoy using them to get high. At one time, they were the favorite of hardcore stoners dedicated to little but their marijuana-using habit. Today, they come in such a variety of discreet options that [...]
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The Brain’s Role in Addiction

August 18, 2014
In the past, addiction was defined as a moral issue. Those who chose to continue abusing drugs despite the obvious detriment to their health, their standing in the community, and the mental peace of their family members were deemed incorrigible and somehow morally flawed. In [...]
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The Real Border Threat: Black Tar Heroin

August 14, 2014
While some are concerned about immigrants crossing the Mexico-United States border and depleting our economic resources, it has been suggested that the true border threat is being overlooked: the huge rush of black tar heroin that is crossing the border into the US from South [...]
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Should You Hire Someone to Help You Not Get Drunk?

August 12, 2014
Sober companions, sober living coaches, sober coaches – they go by a number of different names but their essential task is the same: helping someone who is newly sober and returning to their daily life after rehab to remain true to their new principles and [...]
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Addiction and Loss: Grieving a Lost Identity

August 8, 2014
Addiction is more than just a medical and psychological disorder. For addicts, it’s a way of life. For many, the prospect of getting clean and sober is not just about stopping use of drugs and alcohol; it’s about changing everything about how they live, whom [...]
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Addicted to Your Meds? Should You Just Quit?

August 6, 2014
If you’re like most people in the United States, you’ve had a prescription for a narcotic pain reliever at some point in your life. OxyContin, Percocet, Lortab – for acute pain or chronic pain management, most Americans have opiate painkillers in their medicine cabinet. Without [...]
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Marijuana Use in CO Much Higher than Projected

August 4, 2014
The eyes of the medical community, lawmakers, and families across the country have been on Colorado, watching and waiting to see how the legalization of marijuana for recreational use changes things in the state. A new study conducted by the state of Colorado has found [...]
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Can Monthly Injections Increase Success in Sobriety?

August 1, 2014
Naltrexone isn’t a new drug in the treatment of alcohol abuse and addiction, but the monthly injection version of the medication is relatively new and has proven to be effective in helping people to avoid relapse, especially those populations prone to forget to take their [...]
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NIDA Adds Up the Results of Marijuana Abuse and Addiction Studies

July 30, 2014
In an effort to clear up any confusion that may remain about whether or not marijuana is addictive or dangerous, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) published a report in the New England Journal of Medicine that looked at a range of studies performed on [...]
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Made in China: Synthetic Drugs Coming into US Cut Off at the Source

July 28, 2014
In the past few years, a new crop of illicit substances termed “synthetic drugs” has been a growing problem across the country. Ever-evolving in chemical makeup, the creators of the drugs stay one step ahead of the law by creating new forms of these substances [...]
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