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Author: Bethany Winkel

Number of Home Meth Labs Declining

Sep 14, 2015
According to the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics, the number of home meth labs in the Midwestern United States is declining. Authorities state that in 2014 the number of meth labs...

PTSD after the World Trade Center Attack: 14 years later

Sep 11, 2015
As our country today remembers the 2001 attack on the World Trade Center, many people are still dealing with the aftermath. Physical illness, injury, and mental illness are still causing...

New Jersey Recovery Month Activities

Sep 7, 2015
The Recovery Month activity calendar is filling up quickly. As we begin the second week of National Recovery Month, organizations across the country are doing their part to spread the...

Governor Christie’s Plan to Combat Drug and Alcohol Abuse

Sep 4, 2015
Many politicians are now weighing in on the right way to combat drug and alcohol addiction. Governor Christie is no different. He has worked for the past several years to...

On the Campaign Trail: Hillary Clinton Proposes Spending More Money to Combat Drug and Alcohol Addiction

Sep 2, 2015
Presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton wants to spend $10 billion in new federal grants to combat drug and alcohol addiction. She, like several other candidates, has talked openly about wanting to find...

September is Recovery Month

Aug 31, 2015
Every year in September, organizations across the country hold events to increase awareness of substance use issues and to celebrate those who have recovered. National Recovery Month was started and...

“Narcos” and the War on Drugs

Aug 28, 2015
A new drama has been added to the Netflix lineup, and it is expected to both entertain and educate. Called “Narcos,” the show tells the story of Colombian drug lord,...

New Drug Could Help Treat Alcoholism

Aug 26, 2015
Researchers at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, are hoping to develop a new drug that can be used to treat alcoholism. The drug, instead of working to simply reduce dopamine...

Hepatitis C a Risk for Opiate Addicts

Aug 25, 2015
According to the CDC, our country is now seeing the repercussions of the high numbers of heroin and prescription painkiller users manifested in a new threat: Hepatitis C. A new...

White House Develops a Plan to Stop Heroin Epidemic

Aug 19, 2015
It’s what the country has been waiting and hoping for – a real plan that can finally help do something about the tragic rise in heroin addiction and overdose in...
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