Addiction Treatment Slowly Moves into the 21st Century

Edited by Paul Alexander

Last updated January 27, 2019

One of the most popular methods of treating addiction with a history dating back about one hundred years is faith-based. Programs like Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and sister organization Narcotics Anonymous (NA) often rely on a core principle of surrendering to a ‘higher power’, often God, though some will say to skeptics that GOD is an Read More

Politico Poll on Addiction Reveals Deficiencies in Policy

Edited by Paul Alexander

Last updated January 25, 2019

One of the most important tools for any society to wield in against its problems is government and policy. When the government reflects the desires of the people and addresses their concerns, it can be a powerful force for change and societal improvement. Many social programs remain popular today and began with citizen action bringing 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

Secondary Health Damage of Addiction

Edited by Paul Alexander

Last updated December 12, 2018

One of the more overlooked effects of addiction is the negligence of general health of an addict when they’re deeply affected by the illness. Drugs and alcohol are already responsible for much of the health problems an addict can face: snorting cocaine results in the collapse of the septum, alcoholism can have devastating effects on 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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