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Addiction and Abusing ADD/ADHD Medication

Do you ever find yourself here but you’re not really there? Or rather you’re here, there, and everywhere while you still haven’t gone anywhere. The mind is infatuated with curiosity. Down the rabbit hole we go, everything getting more and more curious. Really though its human nature to wander or to wonder as we feel …

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The Fear of Getting Sober

Those of us who are familiar with the rotten dismantling of alcoholic thinking know quite well the frightening places this disease can take us. Addiction is a demon that may sleep for a little bit, but never completely departs from our sides. As we scuffle thru life smelling the roses here and there, addiction is …

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Genetic Factors in Addiction

Genetic Factors in Addiction One of the most intriguing topics out there is talking about where a person originates from. “I’m 100% Irish.” “I’m half Swedish and half German.” “Yeah well I’m ⅛ this, ⅛ that, part such and such, etc…” You kind of get the drift of where that was going. Everybody claims specific …

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Women Increasingly Inclined To Opioid, Alcohol Use – Treatment Gaps, Affected Families

Women Increasingly Inclined To Opioid, Alcohol Use – Treatment Gaps, Affected Families From 1999 to 2016, the number of opioid overdose deaths in the U.S. rose steadily from just over 8,000 to more than 42,000. The rate of opioid overdoses among women increased accordingly, from 26% to 33%. Moreover, while the total number of opioid …

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Alcohol And Substance Abuse Rising Among Baby Boomers, More Seeking Treatment

Alcohol And Substance Abuse Rising Among Baby Boomers, More Seeking Treatment According to a number of recent studies and resounding self-reports, an increasing number of baby boomers, born between 1946-1964, are engaging in alcohol and substance abuse, including both prescription and illicit drugs. This trend is worrisome to physicians, addiction treatment specialists, families, and the …

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Alcohol-Related Visits To Emergency Department Have Risen Dramatically

Alcohol-Related Visits To Emergency Department Have Risen Dramatically A new study finds that the number of emergency department trips per year related to alcohol use has increased steadily, with a spike of 61% in the number of visits in between 2006 to 2014. The research published earlier in January revealed that the number of visits …

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Opioid Crisis Boosts Death Rate For Millennials By 19% Between 2014-2016

Opioid Crisis Boosts Death Rate For Millennials By 19% Between 2014-2016 Recent data released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reveals that the death rate for adults from age 24-34 rose 19% over a two-year period – the highest increase in at least two decades. Increasing death rates for this and other demographic …

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Heroin and Fentanyl, Overdose Deaths Drive Down American Life Expectancy Two Years In A Row

Heroin and Fentanyl, Overdose Deaths Drive Down American Life Expectancy Two Years In A Row A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention finds that drug overdose deaths in the United States increased by 21% from 2015 to 2016, a total that reflects an estimated 63,600 fatalities. Most of these deaths are …

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Drunk Driving Statistics: 15 Most Dangerous States for DUIs

Drunk Driving Statistics: 15 Most Dangerous States for DUIs Using the most recent data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, we at Just Believe Recovery compiled a list of drunk driving statistics from each state. That is, alcohol-related deaths were translated into deaths per 100,000 for each state between the years 2003-2012. Per …

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