The Addiction Center Blog
Behavioral addictions or non-substance addictions, like gambling addiction, are a set of behaviors that a person becomes dependent on and craves.
Recently, the prevalence of hashtags has been coopted by online drug dealers selling everything, from #opioids like #OxyContin to the deadly #fentanyl.
Although often overlooked in the drug crisis, addiction issues involving Black Americans and opioids are an increasingly severe problem.
Back in April, we warned of a growing synthetic marijuana outbreak. Now, another strain has struck in Connecticut and caused 100 overdoses.
More and more frequently, states have filed lawsuits against opioid manufacturers. It essentially comes down to two factors: advertising and distribution.
Anti-overdose medications, like Narcan, can give someone a second chance. Naloxone saved more than 26,500 lives between 1996 and 2014.
Demi Lovato’s recent relapse in her enduring battle with addiction and depression emphasizes the need for continuing treatment and a network of vigilance.
The latest overdose deaths numbers have been released. As one can imagine, the numbers across the nation increased. However, nine states saw a decrease.
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