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U-4 Synthetic Opioid on Law Enforcement’s Radar
11.04.2016 Addiction and Recovery Drug Abuse

U-4 Synthetic Opioid is on Law Enforcement’s Radar A new synthetic opioid, known to cause psychotic disorders and have high abuse potential, has crept its way onto local law enforcement’s radar. The drug, called U-4, has been described by the Drug Enforcement Administration as a research chemical that has not been studied for human use. […]

9 Overdose Deaths Cause Concern Amongst Delray Beach Police
10.28.2016 Addiction Drug Abuse Substance Abuse

9 Overdose Deaths Cause Concern Amongst Delray Beach Police The month of October has seen nine heroine overdose deaths, and police are concerned tainted heroin could be making its way around the streets of Delray Beach. Heroin-related deaths are at an all-time high throughout the city. In a statement released by Delray Beach Police to […]

Baltimore’s City Health Commissioner Fights Against Opioid Addiction
10.21.2016 Addiction Drug Abuse

Baltimore’s City Health Commissioner Fights Against Opioid Addiction Baltimore’s City Health Commissioner, Dr. Leana Wen, has taken the fight against opioid addiction into her own hands. With more people in Baltimore dying from overdoses than homicide, Dr. Wen felt it was time to take action against this deadly epidemic. In a bold plan to destigmatize […]

Alcohol Addiction – More than Meets the Eye
10.13.2016 Addiction Alcohol Abuse

Alcohol Addiction – More than Meets the Eye A fake Instagram account recently drew real attention to the “filtered” life of social media. Part of a campaign created by Addict Aide, a French organization working to raise awareness about drug, alcohol, and other types of addiction, @louise.delage portrays a young woman living a seemingly-glamorous life […]

ADHD Overdiagnosis and Stimulant Medications
10.07.2016 Addiction Drug Abuse Substance Abuse

ADHD Overdiagnosis and Stimulant Medications Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is one of the most commonly diagnosed mental disorders among children and adolescents. By 2011 approximately 11% of children ages 4-17 had been diagnosed with ADHD, and nearly 6.1% of children nationwide were taking prescription medication for their condition. Overdiagnosis continues to be a concern. […]

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