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    How to Identify a Drug Overdose

    A drug overdose is an unfortunate, but a growingly popular occurrence. In fact, in 2017, a record number of Canadians died from opioid overdoses, according to CBC. Compared to 2016, fatal overdoses were up more than 45 percent in 2017. What is an overdose? By …

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    Effective Substance Abuse Treatment Includes Family Involvement

    Many substance abuse treatment programs forbid family involvement and other contacts with the outside world, but studies have shown that involving loved ones in the treatment process can make it more effective and help the entire family unit start to heal from the substance abuse. …

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    Stimulant Medication Misuse Raises Risks for Conduct Problems, Substance Abuse, and ADHD

    Investigators at Massachusetts General Hospital have determined that stimulant medication misuse increases the risk of conduct problems, substance abuse, and ADHD among college students when compared to peers who did not misuse stimulant medication. The investigators also discovered that the extended versions of this class …

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    What You Need to Know About Remifentanil

    Remifentanil is one of the fentanyl analogs which has been approved for use in human patients, and this drug is marketed under the brand name Ultiva by Abbott and GlaxoSmithKline. This is a synthetic opioid drug which is short acting but very potent, and it …

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    What is Carfentanil?

    Carfentanil, sometimes called carfentanyl or by the brand name Wildnil, is a drug that is the synthetic version of fentanyl and it is an extremely powerful opioid. This specific fentanyl analog is not approved in the USA for use in humans but it is allowed …

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