Drug Facts

  • Missing Something? – Policies aimed at opioid overdose deaths

    August 3, 2015

    Most recent policies made to prevent opioid overdose deaths target people who are prescribed high doses of painkiller medication. Yet it turns […]

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  • Painkillers – Finding the Right Formula

    May 25, 2015

    A new Maine rule may drastically change opiate sales and addiction. Since the opioid crisis was first realized in the nation, scientists […]

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  • Cocaine Brain – Studies Show Brain Alterations in Users

    May 5, 2015

    People who are addicted to cocaine may have a completely different brain function than people who are not hooked on the substance […]

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  • Still Abused After All These Years – the New OxyContin

    March 18, 2015

    In 2010, almost half the people entering drug treatment programs had used the prescription painkiller OxyContin, a synthetic opiate, to get high. […]

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  • Rise in Heroin use – Is It the Doctor’s Fault?

    February 20, 2015

    Researchers from the University of North Florida, Brandeis University and Johns Hopkins University believe that physicians may be to blame for the […]

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  • Study connects cocaine to judgement errors

    February 13, 2015

    People who use cocaine and are dependent on the substance may not be able to detect their risk of loss and potential […]

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  • How Cocaine Affects the Body

    March 27, 2014

    Cocaine is a powerful stimulant derived from the cocoa plant, which is found in the Andes region of South America and is […]

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  • How does Crystal Meth effect the body?

    February 26, 2014

    Crystal meth is a highly dangerous white crystalline or “rock-like” drug in the methamphetamine family of drugs. Other street names include tina, […]

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  • The Truth About Crack Cocaine Addiction

    October 12, 2013

    Many people go to addiction treatment centers to help them overcome addictions to cocaine. Crack cocaine use in particular has been in […]

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