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Opioid Funding Gives Boost to Addiction Treatment

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) has committed to spending $50 million to battle the nation’s opioid epidemic. The agency, which works in partnership with state governments to administer Medicaid, announced it will award 18-month...

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Recognizing Opioid Addiction

In 2017, more than 70,000 people died from drug overdoses, with somewhere around 68 percent of those deaths attributed to opioids. On average, 130 Americans die each day from an opioid overdose, according to the Centers for Disease Control and...

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DEA Wants Fentanyl Classified as Schedule 1 Drug Permanently

Concerned that synthetic drugs, particularly fentanyl, are driving the opioid epidemic, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) earlier this month asked Congress to make permanent an emergency ban classifying all fentanyl knock-offs as...

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Drug Abuse Across America: Where Does Your State Rank?

It’s been nearly a half century since President Richard Nixon called for a war on drugs and signed the Controlled Substances Act into law. Since then, harsher laws have been passed and enforcement efforts have increased. Yet, the country...

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Signs Someone You Know is Using Drugs

Bloodshot eyes, incoherent, a disheveled appearance. Those are just some of the more obvious signs that someone you know or love may be using drugs. But not all drug users are alike, so it may not always be easy to determine if someone is...

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Can CBD Oil Cause You to Fail a Drug Test?

Everywhere you turn these days it seems like someone is selling the benefits of Cannabidiol or CBD oil. You can find it at your local pharmacy, spa or even coffee shop. In fact, it’s becoming one of the most popular treatments for a variety...

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