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Ryan Hampton
A new and insidious threat is casting a shadow over the ongoing overdose crisis in the United States. Xylazine, a veterinary tranquilizer not approved for human use, is increasingly being mixed with illicit drugs, particularly fentanyl, leading to devastating consequences for individuals and communities nationwide. The rapid spread of xylazine-laced drugs and the severity of...
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The men and women who serve in our armed forces face unique challenges that can take a toll on their mental well-being. From the stress of deployment and combat to the difficulties of reintegration into civilian life, military members and veterans are at increased risk for mental health and substance use disorders, which can sometimes...
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The mental health of young people has emerged as a critical public health concern, with alarming rates of anxiety, depression, and suicide signaling a full-blown crisis. This blog post delves into the intricate web of factors contributing to this alarming trend, exploring the impact of social media, academic pressures, economic instability, trauma, and limited access...
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Substance use disorder (SUD) is a complex public health issue with far-reaching consequences. Research has consistently demonstrated a strong correlation between SUD and trauma, with individuals experiencing trauma being at a significantly higher risk of developing SUD. A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Psychiatry found that 75% of women...
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The United States has been grappling with an unprecedented overdose crisis for years, fueled primarily by the widespread availability of illicit fentanyl and other synthetic opioids. However, recent statistics suggest a potential turning point in this devastating epidemic. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), overdose deaths in the United States experienced...
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More than 320,000 children across the United States lost a parent due to a drug overdose between 2011 and 2021. That’s according to a new study published in JAMA Psychiatry Wednesday. “It’s a call to arms to pay close attention to the consequences of a parent who dies due to a drug overdose,” saysHarvard neuroscientist Charles Nelson III,...
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Fifteen cities to host events in partnership with iHeartMedia, Meta, SAMHSA, Inseparable, and dozens of community partners coinciding with nationwide Mobilize Recovery Day of Service events throughout September and October 2024. Mobilize Recovery announces its sixth annual initiative bringing together people in recovery and their allies, local and national nonprofits, private companies, policymakers, and federal...
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A city in Ohio has crafted a new tool to aid the battle against the growing opioid crisis. In Canton, Stark County, health officials have repurposed an old newspaper vending box into a free dispensary for Naloxone, commonly referred to as Narcan, according to ABC affiliate News 5 Cleveland. Narcan, which typically comes in the form of a...
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Nearly 108,000 Americans died of drug overdoses in 2022, according to final federal figures released Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Over the last two decades, the number of U.S. overdose deaths has risen almost every year and continued to break annual records — making it the worst overdose epidemic in American history. The official number for...
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Learn More About Various Opioid Addiction Treatment Programs Overdose deaths remain one of the leading causes of injury-related deaths in the United States, and the majority of overdose deaths involve opioids. According to provisional data by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 109,000 people died of a drug overdose in a 12-month...
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