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Topic: Communities

Every community in America has been affected by the opioid crisis. Yet, it is not the only drug problem we face. Amphetamines, alcohol and prescription drugs also pose significant problems. Addressing addiction requires a multifaceted approach, despite any statements to the contrary. By working together and activating existing resources, progress can made.

The Deadliest Year In the History of U.S. Drug Use

February 3rd, 2021|

SUBSCRIBE DONATE NOW Search Posts and/or Pages DONATE NOW Date:      |     Contributor:   Source:  ( )     |     Category: Summary and Analysis... Increases in abuse of fentanyl, meth and cocaine are adding to the existing drug addiction crisis. It also appears that part of the pandemic's collateral damage includes an increase in overdose deaths. As covered in the article: The largest overdose spike happened from

Toward a Philosophy of Choice: A New Era of Addiction Treatment

October 12th, 2020|

SUBSCRIBE DONATE NOW Search Posts and/or Pages DONATE NOW Date:      |     Contributor:   Source:  ( )     |     Category: Summary and Analysis... A fascinating article by William White describing the way choice relates to addiction treatment. The article touches on factors which have tended to marginalize choice including an emphasis on the neurobiological: "Based on the work of Volkov and other scientists, one could posit addiction

Coronavirus Crisis Spurs Access To Online Treatment For Opioid Addiction

June 29th, 2020|

SUBSCRIBE DONATE NOW Search Posts and/or Pages DONATE NOW Date:      |     Contributor:   Source:  ( )     |     Category: Summary and Analysis... Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the federal government is loosening regulations concerning requirements for in-person visit before a physician can prescribe drugs such as Suboxone. According to the article, some addiction advocates have called for such a change in regulations and are calling

Drilling into the DEA’s pain pill database

August 7th, 2019|

SUBSCRIBE DONATE NOW Search Posts and/or Pages DONATE NOW Drilling into the DEA’s pain pill database Date:      |     Contributor:   Source:  The Washington Post (7/21/2019)    |     Category: Summary and Analysis... Following up on The Washington Post's eye-opening article based on the DEA drug tracking database, the Post made this online, searchable version of the database available. The web site allows users to search by state and country to

76 billion opioid pills: Newly released federal data unmasks the epidemic

August 6th, 2019|

SUBSCRIBE DONATE NOW Search Posts and/or Pages DONATE NOW 76 billion opioid pills: Newly released federal data unmasks the epidemic Date:      |     Contributor:   Source:  The Washington Post (7/16/10)     |     Category: Summary and Analysis... A stunning revelation that exposes the magnitude of the pharmaceutical industry abuse that helped kick off the opioid crisis. In a short six year period, enough opioids were pushed to give every man, woman

Benzo deaths yet another example of overselling addictive drugs

August 15th, 2018|

SUBSCRIBE DONATE NOW Search Posts and/or Pages DONATE NOW Date:      |     Contributor:   Source:  ( )     |     Category: Summary and Analysis... This article and related video re-enforce the message that the problems caused by opioid prescription practices are not an anomaly. They are not limited to one or two bad-actor companies and a single class of drug but are a systemic problem intrinsic to

Report: The Numbers Behind the Opioid Crisis

June 20th, 2018|

SUBSCRIBE DONATE NOW Search Posts and/or Pages DONATE NOW Date:      |     Contributor:   Source:  ( )     |     Category: Summary and Analysis... What do the numbers really mean in countless reports? They mean deaths. Deaths of approximately 64,000 people in 2016, with a shifting demographics consisting of typically white, single or divorced, and with relatively less formal education. The stereotypical addict of the 1960s (four

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