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Pitfalls of discarded drug paraphernalia

Heroin, a highly addictive illegal opioid, is listed as Schedule I drug and has no accepted medical use in the United States. Despite the dangers associated with heroin abuse, there has been a significant rise in the number of users in the U.S.  In 2016, an estimated 948,000 people aged 12 or older were heroin […]

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Emphasis on punitive measures rather than treatment worsened America’s opioid crisis

Opioid overdose deaths have been climbing by thousands for years now. Drug overdose deaths more than tripled in the United States between 1999 and 2015 from 16,849 to 52,404. In 2015, 33,000 people died due to overdose of opioids (including prescription opioids, heroin and analogs of fentanyl). In 2016, the overdose deaths are estimated to […]

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Recovery schools prove successful in helping students stay sober

The recovery high school movement has received unprecedented attention and credibility in the United States. As a result, such recovery schools have mushroomed across the country, with the total reaching 31 high schools in 10 states. With the unbelievable surge in substance abuse treatment among youngsters, the demand for continuing care has also massively increased. […]

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