Who Does Addiction Hurt?

December 7, 2018

Drug addiction takes a toll. It can hurt every single person around you when you’re using, even if you feel that your use is controlled. What can keep a person in the dark about their own addiction is denial – whether they insist that they only use drugs in social situations, or whatever the claim, […]

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Dangerous Drugs by Country

December 6, 2018

Instagram has done wonders: the world has become a little smaller, and a little more magical. These days, it’s not hard to find beautiful pictures that glorify a life that centers around traveling, learning, and looking stylish while doing it. Traveling abroad has the power to make you more empathetic, and deepen your ability to […]

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A Guide to Opioids

December 4, 2018

At the end of the 1970s, President Nixon established the Drug Enforcement Administration, initiating what we call The War on Drugs. This war, though, has cost far more than expected, lasted for longer than Nixon himself could have imagined, and ultimately done more harm than good. Since the problem was focused on keeping people from […]

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Random Drug Testing in Sports: Why It’s Important

December 1, 2018

Drug consumption by amateur and professional athletes is a major issue. In 2016, more than 1.81% of athletes tested by the world anti-doping agency had overdosed on drugs. In order to effectively control this growing problem, drug tests have become common in every sport. Why Athletes Abuse Drugs Athletes are expected to give their best […]

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How Much Do We Spend on Drugs?

November 30, 2018

The question of how much money people in the United States spend on drugs has two answers: a simple one, and one that’s more complex. The simple answer is, ‘more than anyone else in the world’: looking at both prescription and illicit drugs, the number of dollars spent on drugs by insurance companies, citizens, patients, […]

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Drugs and the Party Scene

November 29, 2018

What’s a party drug? The better question is: what’s not a party drug? Generally, drugs that are consumed intravenously don’t make huge waves on the party scene: this makes sense if you consider the monstrous inconvenience of preparing yourself and the drug for use in an extremely noisy, crowded and darkened room. This doesn’t mean, […]

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Drug Use by Race and Gender

November 27, 2018

When someone says, ‘drug addict,’ who comes to mind? Someone you know? Someone you saw passing by? Or a statistic? Anyone can become addicted to drugs, and drugs don’t discriminate against any person. People, however, can discriminate against people, and limit access to drugs for some people, and not others. One result of this very […]

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Addiction Treatment – The Money is There, But the Quality is Not

November 26, 2018

The addiction epidemic continues to spread nationwide, and quality care providers are proving difficult to be found. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has estimated that the revenue for addiction treatment falls around 35 billion dollars per year, yet the lack of proper care is astounding. Private equity firms continue to pour […]

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