Category Archives: Drug Abuse

Fatal Crashes in Colorado Linked to Pot Up Sharply, New Data Show

Marijuana and Stoned Driving

A new government-funded study of Colorado’s experience with marijuana legalization has revealed some startling truths. In the three years since marijuana became commercially available, traffic fatalities in Colorado linked to consumption of the drug have increased substantially. In addition, the number of adolescents and college-age adults who have used marijuana products in the previous month has risen by a significant percentage.
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6 Professionals Who Can Help Identify a Drug Problem

Medical Signs of Drug Abuse

With prescription drug abuse rampant in the U.S. and many people turning to heroin as a quick and easy substitute, what early warning systems are in place to help spot a potential or existing problem with drugs or alcohol? Equally important as the ability to detect a looming substance abuse problem is the opportunity for intervention or referral to professionals who can provide assistance to overcome the addiction, dependence or abuse. Here are six professionals who can help identify a drug problem.
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Do You Know These 3 Medical Reasons for Drug Relapse?

Medical Reasons for Drug Relapse

Specialists trained with a psychosocial framework provide the bulk of substance abuse treatment in the U.S. These clinicians do a great job of addressing many of the major threats to sobriety such as stress, relationships and reminders of past drug use. But without a diverse interdisciplinary team that not only includes therapists and counselors but also doctors, nurses and other medical specialists, underlying medical concerns may go overlooked and undertreated, often to the detriment of the patient’s recovery. Here are a few of the medical reasons for relapse.
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How Methamphetamine Devastates Your Health

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Methamphetamine, commonly called meth, is a terribly addictive drug that wreaks havoc on the body and the brain. Signs of meth use in women and men are scary and indicative of just how seriously this drug impacts the health of users. From open sores to rotting teeth, the signs and symptoms of regular meth use are frightening and serious.

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