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DEA data supports claims prescription opioids as initial cause for opioid crisis

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The data shows that companies distributed 8.4 billion hydrocodone and oxycodone pills to commercial pharmacies in 2006 and 12.6 billion in 2012. That’s an increase of over 50%.

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America’s Prefered Drug of Choice Linked to Opioid Overdose Deaths

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More than half of the 4.2 million Americans who misused prescription opioids between 2012 and 2014 also engaged in binge drinking, according to a new study released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. 

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DOJ Announces Results in Fight Against the Opioid Crisis At One Year Mark of Operation S.O.S.

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Over the past year, 10 districts with some of the highest drug overdose death rates in the country, each targeted a county where they focused on prosecuting every readily available case involving fentanyl, fentanyl analogues, and other synthetic opioids, regardless of the drug quantity.

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Posted in Drug Abuse Who are the bad actors? Government, Healthcare or Patients?

Nov 2018 Provisional Overdose Deaths – CDC

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Simple explanations for drug abuse have rarely, if ever, produced insights that lead to effective means for combating the problem

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Does Limited Choice Encourage Opiate Addiction or Prevent It?

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Researcher bias can confine results to outcomes which support pre-experimental beliefs and then contributes to misinformation which taints the remainder of the scientific community

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Posted in Drug Abuse Drug Treatment

The Role of Delta FosB in the Neuroplastic Brain Reward Circuitry

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Delta FosB the switch that turns addictive behavior on and off.

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Posted in Drug Abuse Who are the bad actors? Government, Healthcare or Patients?

The Governments’ War on Prescription Opiates – Does Context Really Matter?

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If your like most people, you’ve read the headlines and followed government’s efforts. Yet while it sounds compelling, there’s a lingering doubt that there’s more to opiate crisis than what you’ve been told.

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135 officers arrest 50 people in massive Connecticut heroin bust – 11 suspects on the run

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State and Federal law enforcement arrested 50 people in Connecticut as part of a massive undercover operation that resulted in the seizure of thousands of bags of heroin, guns and $15,000 in cash.

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Suburban Teen Binge Drinking Rates Outpace Nation

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Chicago state liquor-control officers have cited more than thirteen hundred (1,349) bars, restaurants, groceries and liquor stores for selling alcohol to minors in the greater Chicagoland area in the last five years.

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Posted in Chronic Pain News Drug Abuse Who are the bad actors? Government, Healthcare or Patients?

Ohio Substance Abuse Monitoring Network Q2 2018 Summary Report

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This is an edited copy of the June 2018 Ohio Substance Abuse Monitoring Network, Surveillance of Drug Abuse Trends in the State of Ohio. Specifically edited for this post and as information source for Chronic Pain Patients

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