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Category: Prevention

The Tinge Of The Drug Crisis: Black Americans And Opioids

Krystina Murray ❘

Although often overlooked in the drug crisis, addiction issues involving Black Americans and opioids are an increasingly severe problem.

Save A Life With Narcan: The Opioid Overdose Reversal Drug

Destiny Bezrutczyk ❘

Anti-overdose medications, like Narcan, can give someone a second chance. Naloxone saved more than 26,500 lives between 1996 and 2014.

How Employers Can Address Mental Health And Substance Use In The Workplace

Colleen O'Day ❘

Mental health and substance use in the workplace are closely correlated problems. Luckily, employers can take many preventative measures.

4 Ways To Encourage Your Loved One To Go To Rehab

Jasmine Bittar ❘

When you know someone you care about needs help, you have to act. Going to rehab can help them live a happier life. Learn how to encourage them to go.

Are Bath Salts As Dangerous As The Media Tells Us?

Jasmine Bittar ❘

"Bath salts" (synthetic cathinones) really are dangerous and possibly addictive, even though many people believe that they're safe.

How Does Addiction Really Start?

Jasmine Bittar ❘

If you don’t start using drugs, you'll never have to try to stop. No one wants to be addicted to drugs, and those who are addicted wish they weren't.

Can A Small Louisiana Town End An Opioid Manufacturer’s Sketchy Marketing?

Jasmine Bittar ❘

A small town in Louisiana is attempting to fight the opioid epidemic by suing opioid manufacturers. Maybe this will convince them to change their ways.

Substance Abuse, Mental Illness, And Access To Care In Rural America

Colleen O'Day ❘

Getting adequate health care can be a challenge in rural America, particularly when addiction treatment and rehabilitation services are needed.

Addiction: Is It A Disease Or A Choice?

Mia Williams, MS ❘

The controversy over whether addiction is a disease or a choice is important for those who work with substance abuse and who struggle with addiction.

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