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Opioid vs. Opiate: What Is the Difference?

An estimated two million people are currently struggling with opioid addiction. With so many individuals struggling with this rising epidemic, it’s important to understand the issue’s ins and outs. One of the biggest confusions surrounding the outbreak is the difference between opioids and opiates and how they affect those who use them. If you or…

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What Is Substance Use Disorder?

What Is Substance Use Disorder? What is substance use disorder? While we all think we know what terms like “addiction” or “drug habit” mean, the clinical definition of substance use disorder is unfamiliar to many of us. Continue reading below to learn a little bit about this disorder and how it manifests. What Is Substance…

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Substance Abuse Statistics

Substance Abuse Statistics Substance abuse statistics in the United States paint a sobering picture. Millions are addicted to substances. Millions more have a loved one suffering from addiction. As a result, there aren’t very many people who live their lives completely untouched by substance abuse. The United States federal government relies on surveys of the…

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Myths About Drugs

Myths About Drugs Myths about drugs are prevalent all over the world. People’s conceptions of what constitutes a drug, which drugs are dangerous, and what happens when one gets addicted are sometimes woefully misguided. Read on below to discover three of the most pernicious myths about drugs. Myths About Drugs and Alcohol Contrary to some…