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A study by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), revealed that in 2014, nearly 21.5 million Americans aged 12 years or older had substance use disorder (SUD in the preceding year. The report further revealed that 16.3 million of the adult population...

Chronic pain has long-lasting consequences. It can affect your quality of life, resulting in other health conditions such as insomnia, anxiety, and depression. Data released by the Nation Health Interview Survey (NHIS) in 2012 revealed that the majority of American adults live with some level...

The turn of the century has witnessed an increased use of opioid-based medication. This is not without negative consequences, as the World Health Organization (WHO) estimates over 15 million people suffer from opioid use disorder. Over 130 deaths occur daily due to opioid-related drug overdose,...

Opioid addiction continues to grow throughout the country, tearing families apart in its wake. Virtually every city and suburb of the United States has been affected by this scourge. Addiction to illicit and prescription opioids has been described as a public health emergency that is...

The use of opiate drugs for non-medical purposes is increasing among adolescents and adults alike. Results from a survey by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) indicate that over 20 percent of Americans 12 years or older reportedly misused opioid-based medication over the course of...

Heroin overdose deaths are rising at an alarming rate across every major city and suburb in the U.S. The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) reports that between 2002 and 2015, heroin-related overdose deaths in the United States rose six-fold, to about 13,000. The sudden spike...

The abuse of opioids has been on the rise in the U.S. for over 10 years along with the death rates from opioid addiction. It has even reduced the life expectancy in the United States for the second consecutive year; it reduced the life expectancy...

Whenever drugs are abused, they change the way the brain and body function. Some of these changes are very severe and can cause a physical dependence which leads to withdrawal symptoms. The withdrawal process is unpleasant but it’s a normal part of getting sober and...

The opioid epidemic ravaging almost every city and suburb in the United States has been described as a public health emergency. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), over 12 million people in the U.S reported abusing prescription painkillers in 2010. The...

Yes, people have died as a result of withdrawal complications from extended use of benzodiazepines. Benzodiazepines are a class of sedative drugs normally prescribed for the treatment of insomnia, anxiety, panic attacks and a host of mental health conditions. Benzodiazepines, also referred to as benzos...