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Pot on Campus: Marijuana Use is Up for Underage College Kids

June 26, 2017   

CADCA recently released the following article. Marijuana use among underage students on college campuses in Oregon – one of the first states to legalize recreational marijuana use for adults – is on the rise, according to a new study conducted by researchers at Oregon State University. The University of Michigan’s...

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The Opioid Rage

The Opioid Rage

June 22, 2017   

Kristopher J. McFadden Sr., tackled on the initial drive of his first game as the starting quarterback for East Stroudsburg University , suffered a third-degree separation of his collarbone. The injury ended his collegiate football career, but more importantly started his drug addiction. A doctor prescribed an opioid painkiller to...

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Millions of Americans Abuse Alcohol at Dangerously High Levels

Millions of Americans Abuse Alcohol at Dangerously High Levels

June 20, 2017   

Nearly 32 million adults in the United States (13 percent of the U.S. population aged 18 and older) consumed more than twice the number of drinks considered binge drinking on at least one occasion, according to a 2013 survey that asked about past-year drinking. This higher level of drinking is...

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Drug Use by State: 2017’s Problem Areas

Drug Use by State: 2017’s Problem Areas

June 14, 2017   

Drug abuse has a long and storied history in the United States. It progressed from “a serious national threat” in 1969 to “public enemy No. 1” when President Richard Nixon declared war in 1971. That didn’t quite work out, so Nancy Reagan told us to “just say no” in 1984....

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This photo shows exactly why Fentanyl is deadlier than heroin

June 14, 2017   

The opioid crisis just keeps getting worse, in part because new types of drugs keep finding their way onto the streets. Fentanyl, heroin’s synthetic cousin, is among the worst offenders. Most people don’t understand why fentanyl is deadlier than heroin. It’s deadly because it’s so much stronger than heroin, as...

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Hope lives and freedom is found at Delmarva Teen Challenge

Hope lives and freedom is found at Delmarva Teen Challenge

June 07, 2017   

from the Cape Gazette Since Delaware Teen Challenge in Seaford opened its doors in 2008, Executive Director Bob Carey has witnessed the sobriety and life transformation of 189 men who had arrived broken, addicted and/or in trouble with the law. “Our purpose at Delmarva Teen Challenge is to help individuals...

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Drug Overdose Deaths May Have Hit an All-Time High In 2016

June 12, 2017   

from Shape magazine Drug addiction and drug overdose deaths might seem like a soap opera-style plot or something out of a crime show. But in reality, drug abuse is becoming increasingly common. So common, in fact, that drug overdose is the new leading cause of death in Americans under 50, according...

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DEA warns police of accidental fentanyl overdose risks in drug fight

DEA warns police of accidental fentanyl overdose risks in drug fight

June 09, 2017   

from the  Star Tribune WASHINGTON — The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration on Tuesday warned of a new problem presented by the nation’s drug abuse epidemic: the threat of law enforcement officers accidentally overdosing. Officers and paramedics are increasingly coming in contact with potent synthetic opioids that can be dangerous and...

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15 Signs of addiction – Do you need help?

June 22, 2017   

Do you know the signs of addiction? Do you wonder if your loved one struggles with addiction? Do they really have a problem?  Are you wondering if you should seek help, or if you can handle it? It’impossible to tell by only looking at a person.   Here are 15...

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This Brockton addiction center will save more lives

June 06, 2017   

BROCKTON, MA – If one available bed in an addiction recovery program has the potential to save a life, Teen Challenge now has the potential to save 108. More than a year and a half after the project broke ground at 1315 Main St., the new Teen Challenge building and...

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