Viewpoint Can Change Outcomes

Edited by Paul Alexander

Last updated December 15, 2018

There is a saying by Alan Kay, an educator and computer science pioneer that isn’t about addiction or substance abuse at all, though it might help those who hold certain myths about addiction in high regard. “Context alone is worth 80 IQ points.” What he meant by this is that if you know what a Read More

Seattle Needle Exchanges More Than Just Place To Inject

Edited by Paul Alexander

Last updated December 14, 2018

One of the most controversial steps that have been taken to help with America’s overdose and drug addiction problems, especially those addicted to opioids, are safe injection sites and needle exchanges. Their primary purpose is to have people on standby who can monitor people injecting and prevent overdose as well as keep infectious and potentially Read More

Newly Defined Types of Drinkers

Edited by Paul Alexander

Last updated December 12, 2018

Alcoholism has been known for a long time to included mental dependency, physical dependency or both with devastating effects surround a drinker’s personal life and immediate family and friends. Often times, their drinking will lead them to make irrational decisions under impaired judgment which can get the injured or killed in such traumatic events like Read More

Missouri May Get Drug Monitoring Database

Edited by Paul Alexander

Last updated December 7, 2018

Governor of Missouri Mike Parson recently made a public statement declaring that the state is overdue for a statewide prescription monitoring database for doctors. In every state but Missouri, a state prescription monitoring database is instituted which makes preventing prescription drugs from ending up on the streets a great deal easier for law enforcement, helping Read More

Fentanyl Deaths In Washington Up 70 Percent

Edited by Paul Alexander

Last updated December 6, 2018

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 70,237 people died from drug overdoses nationally in 2017. Forty percent involved fentanyl or similar synthetic opioids, up 45 percent over 2016 records. In Washington, the total deaths from overdose of the synthetic drug were 48 people for the entire year of 2017 but already Read More

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