Monthly Archive for: ‘May, 2015’

  • Is It Substance Abuse or Mental Illness?

    Is someone that you know and care about acting unusual? How can you tell if it is substance abuse or mental illness? Both of these issues can have similar symptoms, and often someone will have both conditions at the same time and require a dual …

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  • Do You Really Need That Drug?

    Prescription drug abuse is on the rise, and marketing has to take some of the blame. Every time you turn on the television pharmaceutical companies are advertising new drugs for every condition under the sun. The list of side effects and possible complications with many …

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  • Prescription Drug Overdose Risks Increase With Frequent Emergency Room Visits

    According to new research the prescription drug overdose risks for an individual will increase with frequent emergency room visits. The researchers from Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health discovered that the frequency of emergency room visits can be a very strong predictor of prescription …

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  • Heroin Use is Increasing Among Whites Who Abuse Opioid Pain Medications

    Over the last few years the rate of heroin use has jumped among individuals who abuse opioid pain medications, and the biggest increase was seen with the Caucasian population. A new study that was performed by the Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health showed …

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  • Hashish Teen Substance Abuse Examined in New Study

    A new study examines teen substance abuse for hashish, and the study has identified certain factors that may increase the risks that a teen will use this drug. According to Joseph Palamar, an assistant professor at NYU Langone Medical Center and a researcher who has …

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