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17 Sep Researchers Identify Young People Most Likely to Abuse Prescription Drugs

Researchers Identify Young People Most Likely to Abuse Prescription DrugsYoung adult Americans between the ages of 18 and 25 are far more likely to abuse a prescription medication than older adults or younger teenagers. In addition to drug addiction, consequences of this abuse include non-fatal and fatal drug overdoses. In a study in the journal Drug and Alcohol Review, four U.S. institutions sought to determine if it’s possible to identify specific types or categories of prescription drug abuse in young adults. They also looked at how different patterns of abuse affect the risks for medication-related harm.
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10 Sep Which Prescription Medications Do College Students Abuse?

Which Prescription Medications Do College Students Abuse?In the U.S., several classes of mind-altering prescription medications are abused by a small but significant portion of the total population. Examples of the most commonly abused medications include opioid painkillers, stimulants and sedative-hypnotics (also known as tranquilizers). In a study scheduled for publication in 2014 in the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence, researchers from Skidmore College used survey information gathered in a small-scale project to estimate which classes of prescription medication are most commonly abused by young adults enrolled in college. The researchers also sought to identify the specific medications within each class that most often function as targets of abuse.
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10 Jul Gov. Christie Slams War on Drugs, Advocates for Addiction Treatment

One of the worst-kept secrets in politics is that New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is contemplating a run at the White House in 2016. As a Republican, he will need to shore up his conservative credentials if he expects to have a shot at the nomination, and some have already noticed a rightward shift in his public statements and proposed policy initiatives. This could be opportunism or could represent a legitimate shift in his positions, but it is certainly politics as usual and a surprise to absolutely no one.
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4 Reasons to Consider a Sober Living House After Rehab

23 Jun 4 Reasons to Consider a Sober Living House After Rehab

Life after rehab is hard, and making the transition into so-called normal life leads many recovering addicts to relapse. To make the transition easier, some people choose sober living facilities for a period of time after rehab. Also sometimes called a halfway house, a sober living home (SLH) is a place where you can get back on your feet after rehab in a supportive and, most importantly, sober environment. 
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How Will Maryland Cut Rising Heroin Overdoses?

13 Jun How Will Maryland Cut Rising Heroin Overdoses?

In Maryland, more people died of heroin overdose than murders and traffic crashes, historically the biggest killer. New governor Lawrence J. Hogan, Jr., who lost his first cousin to heroin overdose, has created an emergency task force that will confront the mounting problem of heroin. The team will be led by Lieutenant Governor Boyd Rutherford.
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