Pet Meds Can Fuel Opioid Addiction

Drug addiction is driving some people to use pet meds for themselves, authorities say. Ketamine, tramadol, and Valium are some of the drugs they seek out from veterinarians, who prescribe the medicine to help the animals in their care. “They’ve gotten very sophisticated in how they obtain drugs and go about their activities,” said Jim Arnold, chief […]

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Rehab Myths That May or May Not Be True

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The idea of walking into a treatment center to get professional help for a drug or alcohol addiction can be numbing for some people. The desire to get better may be overwhelmed by the “what if’s” and other questions as they grapple with the unknown. And it doesn’t help that the battle going on in […]

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Sex, Drugs, and Ozzy: Opiate Abuse Up Among Baby Boomers

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As the general US adult population ages, more people will find themselves battling addiction in their golden years. Who the “typical addict” is and what he or she looks like is rapidly changing, and the issue is far more complex than older people using their post-retirement free time just to get high. It is estimated […]

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National Recovery Month: What Palm Beach Institute Has in Store

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September is National Recovery Month, which means the Palm Beach Institute definitely has something up its sleeve for readers to enjoy. Some of the main goals of National Recovery Month is to motivate those afflicted with addiction and their loved ones to seek treatment and guidance. By spreading awareness on substance abuse, the Palm Beach […]

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Crackland Olympics: Gang Run Brazil and the Crack Plague

As the 2016 Olympics continues to proceed, pregnant women are smoking crack in Rio de Janeiro. Children are drug dealing, trafficking, and holding assault rifles in the favela—a Brazilian shantytown or slum. Gangs are running the streets and the city with police control having little to no effect on bringing order. This is a day […]

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Orlando Shooting May Lead to PTSD and Addiction

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The June 12, 2016, mass shooting at the Pulse gay nightclub in Orlando, Fla., has left thousands of people in shock over the gun violence that claimed the lives of 49 clubgoers and injured 53 others, and a nation reeling in the aftermath of what has been called the most deadly shooting on American soil […]

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6 Simple Tips for Keeping Your New Year’s Resolutions

It’s that time of the year again. Each year, it seems to come a little sooner than it did the year before, that time of year when the fireplace is roaring, family and friends congregate at holiday affairs, and people begin feeling cautiously optimistic about the near year. For some, this past year might have […]

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