two men talk about the resources to fight opiate addiction and substance abuse

A new resource is available to help fight opiate addiction and substance abuse

OWINGS MILLS, MD— In the midst of the opioid crisis, a new educational resource is available to people who want more information about opiate addiction and substance abuse. Mike Gimbel—who has worked in substance abuse education, prevention and treatment for nearly 40 years—has partnered with Amatus Recovery Centers to create the television program “Straight Talk…

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Can One Cigarette in Adolescence Lead to Substance Abuse?

Does Nicotine Use Lead to Substance Abuse? Cigarette sales in the United States have declined to the lowest they have been in 50 years; however, doctors and parents are now working to figure out the problem that took its place: electronic cigarettes. Just like regular cigarettes, e-cigarettes contain nicotine, an addictive chemical that targets the brain.…

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Does the Legalization of Recreational Marijuana Contribute to Substance Abuse?

A study on marijuana legalization found an increase in drug abuse UCSF (University of California, San Francisco) researchers have found that hospital visits due to car accidents, alcohol abuse and drug overdoses increased in Colorado since the state legalized recreational marijuana. The UCSF report compared hospitalization numbers in Colorado in the two years prior and…

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The Toxic Mix Behind Mac Miller’s Death

Many Americans were devastated to hear about the passing of Mac Miller in early September. The rapper’s loved ones, celebrity friends, old and new fans all mourned his death and continued to pay tribute by listening to his albums, posting on social media, and holding a memorial concert. The media speculated over his premature death…