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Is Opiod Use Disorder an Addiction?

Opioids can be a nasty bit of business when overused or misused. Over the past quarter century, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has released multiple public health alerts and declared numerous states of emergency regarding opioid use. This crisis has been represented in countless stories, films, and television shows, often depicting the…

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What Are Synthetic Drugs?

Synthetic drugs have quickly become a national problem in recent years, especially among our youth. Also referred to as club drugs or party drugs, synthetic drugs are artificially manufactured, often in illegal labs. Synthetic drugs can mimic the effects of other illicit drugs, and dealers market them as safer alternatives. However, their production is unregulated,…