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  • Researchers report that the hospital costs of treating people suffering from opiate overdoses are becoming increasingly expensive as patients are brought into the intensive-care units (ICU) show up in in dire need of medical assistance. ...
  • A study conducted by a University of Virginia economist discovered that a number of states, most notably Pennsylvania, under-reported the number of opioid-related overdose deaths during the early years of the opioid epidemic. According to the ...
  • Carfentanil Found On a Patient in Arkansas Hospital

    Doctors at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) found carfentanil on one of their patients last week. This is one of the first times that the highly potent drug has been found in Arkansas. The Poison Control Center at UAMS receives ...
  • The Department of Defense (DoD) announced on Thursday, March 9 that they will be expanding the number of drugs applicants for military service are tested for, effective April 3. Once this change takes effect, potential recruits will be tested using ...
  • An Ohio couple, Danielle Simko and Charles Dowdy, was charged with child endangerment after authorities found their 8-year-old-son unresponsive with opiates in his system in January of this year. According to officials, the couple called 911 after ...
  • We’ve known about the dangers of heroin use for quite some time now, and a recent study put together by the United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) confirmed that local law enforcement understands just how deadly the highly addictive drug ...
  • Rehab In The US Needs To Improve: The Question Is ‘How?’ In a recent article , Maia Szalavitz, a journalist who has covered addiction for nearly three decades, highlighted the issue that drug rehabilitation centers in the United States are in ...
  • Addiction is an epidemic that claims the lives of thousands of American every year – according to statistics provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), nearly 500,000 people died of a drug overdose between 2000 and 2014 in the ...
  • Seattle Mayor Ed Murray and King County Executive Dow Constantine started up a Heroin Task Force earlier this year in order to take on the ever-growing heroin epidemic sweeping across Washington State, and they recently endorsed creating a ...
  • When discussing addiction, most people mention the term “rock bottom.” This is what people often say regarding individuals suffering from addiction, claiming that they have to hit until they are ready to undergo treatment. The concept behind it is ...
  • Signs of Addiction

    Whether you or someone you love is struggling with drug or alcohol addiction , it is important to recognize the signs so you can take the steps to help. Addiction is a serious situation that affects countless Americans for a number of reasons. ...
  • How to Help a Loved One With Addiction

    Having a loved one who is addicted to drugs or alcohol can be a touchy subject. There may be a lot of things that you are feeling or ideas you think will help that person. It’s a great thing that you want to help as much as possible, but you must ...
  • Last month, members of the Washington state Congressional delegation called for funding to address the growing heroin and prescription drug epidemic that is affecting communities both nationwide and among their constituents. The members wrote, ...
  • If you have just finished your detox or rehab and you have reached a period of sobriety, you should know that the road to maintain your recovery can be difficult. It is filled with obstacles you must face, such as anxiety. This usually occurs when ...
  • Breaking Down Addiction

    In his 2015 Ted Talk , journalist Johann Hari discussed the elements of addiction and what we really know about it. He talks about the ways in which addicts are treated throughout the world. In the United States, a lot of people with drug addictions ...
  • The People’s Harm Reduction Alliance (PHRA) is hoping to create a series of "safe drug sites" for existing drug users. The project is designed to combat the rising occurrence of fatal drug overdoses due to narcotics by providing addicts with a safe ...
  • The North Dakota Highway Patrol saw their largest meth bust in history last week. With this, it only shows that the existing problem of addiction in our nation is only growing at a rapid rate. Some 22 million Americans have an addiction to some kind ...
  • President Obama recently announced his budget for the fiscal year of 2017. In it, he proposes allocating $1.1 billion to support further programs trying to reduce the high number of heroin and prescription drug abuse and addiction. Prescription drug ...
  • For any individual who is struggling with addiction, the process of recovery can be daunting. Oftentimes, it is hard to stay positive about the potential of sobriety, but it is important to have the right mindset moving forward. At Schick Shadel, we ...
  • In a recent analysis of death certificates conducted by the New York Times, it was found that drug overdoses are increasing the date of death in young white adults. The study shows that the death rate in white adults, ages 25 to 34, is higher than ...
  • It seems as though everyone makes resolutions each time New Year’s Eve arrives. Whether they are small goals or promises to make big changes, this seems to be a time many people want to improve their lives. At Schick Shadel, having a New Year’s ...
  • For a number of individuals, the holidays are a time for cheer, happiness, and building great memories. Families often come together and spend joyous time with their loved ones. This is not the case for everyone, though, especially when chemical ...
  • The Psychology of Heroin Addiction

    Addiction of any drug or alcohol is extremely dangerous to the user. When a person is addicted to heroin, they are at a severe risk of short and long-term effects that begin once the heroin is consumed and reaches the brain. This drug takes a serious ...

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