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Drug Abuse

Should Drug Addicts Be Allowed to Get Organ Transplants?

Organ transplants remain unreliable in America with thousands of wait-listed people dying each year before they get a transplant. For people with a history of addiction, the ability to get an organ is even more uncertain as many hospitals and states interpret rules for getting a transplant in different ways. The medical science behind organ … Continue reading Should Drug Addicts Be Allowed to Get Organ Transplants?

March 11, 2010

Drug Addiction

Long Island Heroin Addiction Problem Continues to Grow

Addiction to heroin and prescription drugs has become a national epidemic, and New York has not been immune. In recent years, violent and grotesque details involving heroin addicts have been reported in Long Island and surrounding areas. New York is doubling its efforts to combat the growing problem of addiction. “Every level of government must … Continue reading Long Island Heroin Addiction Problem Continues to Grow

March 6, 2010

Drug Addiction

Anonymous Tips Help Fight Drug Addiction and Drug Related Crime

Have you ever wished there was something more you could do for a loved one who is caught in a cycle of drug addiction? Could making an anonymous tip to the DEA help? Since 2004, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration has been operating an international, toll-free hotline for callers to report the illegal sale, distribution, … Continue reading Anonymous Tips Help Fight Drug Addiction and Drug Related Crime

January 11, 2010

Drug Abuse

Police Officers and Drug Addiction

A job in law enforcement can be very challenging and somewhat stressful. Police, firefighters, and other emergency responders often witness and experience traumatic moments, life-and-death situations, loss and reunification, anger and reconciliation, and a gamut of human experience and emotion… all before lunch break. While these strong professionals are highly trained to respond to emergency … Continue reading Police Officers and Drug Addiction

November 30, 2009

Drug Abuse

Nurses and Drug Addiction: New Standards in the Medical Profession

Drug abuse and addiction are common problems among all people. Although medical professionals know the dangers of substance abuse all too well, substance abuse is still a problem among those in the field. Doctors, nurses, pharmacists and medical professionals are not immune to substance use or addiction. Sometimes, addictions and problematic substance use become so … Continue reading Nurses and Drug Addiction: New Standards in the Medical Profession

November 14, 2009

Drug Abuse

Criminal Penalties for Drug Possession, Drug Addiction and Drug Distribution

Since the Reagan era, the United States government has taken a strong stand when it comes to regulating possession or illegal substances. A number of illicit substances including heroin, cocaine, marijuana, crystal meth and many others are all illegal for individuals to possess. Even drugs allowed by prescription are heavily regulated and non-medical use, possession … Continue reading Criminal Penalties for Drug Possession, Drug Addiction and Drug Distribution

October 31, 2009

Alcohol Addiction

Strength Through Perseverance During Drug and Alcohol Addiction Treatment

Sports rarely pique my interest. Golf does so even less often. Despite these facts, I found myself inspired by Tiger Woods’s 2008 U.S. Open win. He won this tournament despite stress fractures and a damaged ACL. He won this tournament despite being told to not even try. As ESPN[1] reports, “Woods told the doctors who … Continue reading Strength Through Perseverance During Drug and Alcohol Addiction Treatment

October 16, 2009