St. Patrick’s Day drinking can lead to binge, blackout

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Every year, St. Patrick’s Day brings festive celebrations filled with shades of green, shamrocks, leprechauns, and drinking–lots of drinking. Many revelers throw one (or more) back to honor the patron saint of Ireland on March 17, a day that is now the fourth-largest drinking holiday in the US after New Year’s, Christmas, and the Fourth […]

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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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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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