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Alina Snowden in National News
August 3, 2022

Meth and Fentanyl... The New Speedball

Recently in the news, you hear more about Methamphetamine overdoses. So, why all of a sudden is there a rise in them? The reason is speedballs involving deadly Fentanyl.

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Alina Snowden in National News
July 31, 2022

The New Synthetic Opiate Hitting the Market: Nitazenes

Most recently, all over the news we’ve heard about the dangers of Fentanyl. Now there are new synthetic opioids that have hit the market and are known as Nitazenes.

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Alina Snowden in National News
June 17, 2022

Addiction and COVID

COVID-19 has been an issue for more than two years at this point. Addiction has been an ongoing issue for centuries. There is more media highlighting COVID while much is not being said about addiction.

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Alina Snowden in National News
April 13, 2022

Purdue and Their Opioids

Purdue has fueled the opioid epidemic and is now being taken down. They tried defrauding the United States and now are paying the price. It is important to know the signs and symptoms of opioid use before it's too late.

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Aaron in National News
June 11, 2021

Hard Drugs Decriminalized in Oregon

Oregon’s Measure 110 has passed and decriminalized all drugs including heavier narcotics such as methamphetamines and heroin. How will this affect Oregon’s public health?

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Aaron in National News
June 25, 2020

Cocaine Cut with Fentanyl

In 2017 alone, 14,000 Americans died due to a cocaine-related overdose —a substantial increase of 34% over the previous year. Federal organizations expect these numbers to continue to climb as cocaine use shows signs of growing popularity.

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Aaron in National News
June 25, 2020

Strange Side Effects of Covid-19

The impact of stay at home orders around the world seems to have had an unintended effect, according to a recent study by the UN Office on Drugs and Crime or UNODC.

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Aaron in National News
March 22, 2020

How Does Covid-19 Effect Treatment

Many families have been instructed to stay home over the next several weeks as a safeguard for themselves and their families. Subsequently, we have been receiving calls from families that, upon self-imposed quarantine, they discovered a loved one struggling with substance abuse.

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Aaron in National News
August 14, 2019

Vaping Linked to Serious Health Problems

Vaping has helped many quit smoking cigarettes and some to quit using tobacco altogether. With this said, a recent lawsuit brought something to my attention, something that may change the way many view vaping.

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Aaron in National News
July 25, 2019

Suboxone Manufacturer Pays 1.4 Billion-dollar Settlement

In the largest settlement related to the opioid epidemic in US history, the British company Reckitt Benckiser Group (creators of suboxone) are paying $1.4 billion to end investigations into their company.

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