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Baby Boomers and Drug Abuse: What Does this Mean for Their Healthcare?

Aug 8th, 2012 | By

For Baby Boomers, aging doesn’t just mean early bird dinners and retirement funds. It might also mean drug abuse. In a recent survey released by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), admissions for substance abuse programs increased in the years between 2002 and 2007 for Baby Boomers, and presently show no sign of stopping. Boomers – who are typically aged between 48 and 66 (as of 2012),
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Side Effects of Cocaine

Jun 18th, 2012 | By

Cocaine is a powerfully addictive stimulant drug that can have a variety of adverse effects on the body and mind. Regardless of how it’s administered or how often cocaine is used, users can very easily overdose. Cocaine is most often in powdered form, cut with various fillers like baking soda and local anesthetics to increase its weight. Cocaine is most often snorted, but also can be smoked, injected, chewed or
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Spice And K2 – Facts About Synthetic Marijuana

Jun 18th, 2012 | By

Most people are aware of the dangers of marijuana and marijuana addiction – but synthetic marijuana is less well known and equally dangerous. Sold under names like K2, Spice, Black Mamba and Red X Swan, synthetic marijuana was initially legal and considered to be safe for smokers. However, in March of 2011, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) issued a statement that prohibited the sale of any of the five chemicals
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How to Spot Drug Paraphernalia

Jun 15th, 2012 | By

Many parents and loved ones are unaware of their child or family member’s drug problem even though evidence is right in front of them. Drug paraphernalia takes many forms, including common household products that have been repurposed for drug use. Depending on the type of drug, the method of taking the drug and the addict’s access to money, their paraphernalia may range from the very ordinary to the very ornate.
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Bath Salts Abuse: A Growing Problem

May 22nd, 2012 | By

There is no question about it: Addiction to bath salts is a growing and serious problem. Bath salts, sold under sweet and innocuous-sounding names such as “Spring Breeze” and “Vanilla Sky,” are an emerging menace and a danger to people of all ages throughout the country, from South Florida to California. The effects of  snorting, smoking or injecting bath salts and their powders can be dangerous and even deadly. In
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