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Meth Use is Surging in the US…and No One Is Paying Attention

Opiate addiction isn’t the only problem facing Americans Between 2011 and 2017, deaths due to methamphetamine overdose increased more than fourfold.  Law enforcement officials in many cities have identified the drug as the biggest problem among their citizens.  Yet, almost all public discussion of drug use is about the opioid epidemic.  Federal and state funding…

Pharmaceutical Companies Are Paying for Their Part in the Opioid Crisis

Cracking down on opioid suppliers Though opioid deaths have subsided slightly from their record high levels in 2017, addiction and overdose are still sweeping the nation.  Thankfully, our city, state, and federal governments are fighting back.  Policy proposals have tightened regulations and increased the availability of medication-assisted treatment (MAT).  Our criminal justice system has begun…

Recovery, Not Relapse: Why States are “Sentencing” Drug Users to Treatment Programs

Is Addiction a Crime? America has been fighting a “War on Drugs” since the 1970s, with drug dealers and users alike facing strict criminal penalties.  Yet, opioid use and overdose have become a crisis despite the harsh punitive measures.  In an effort to prevent deaths from an opioid overdose, our federal government has proposed measures…

Sobering Hobbies: Activities That Have Been Statistically Proven to Promote Sobriety

Addiction is a devastating disease that leads one to lose control over their actions while filling a void with drugs, alcohol, and other substances. Even if a person cognizant realizes that their drug habit is unhealthy or serving them in negative ways, the power of addiction lies in its incredible ability to hijack the brain’s…

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