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Prescription Painkillers Fueling Overdose Cases in ERs, Study Finds - US News

Prescription Painkillers Fueling Overdose Cases in ERs, Study Finds - US News | Substance Abuse | Scoop.it

"A new report estimates more than two-thirds of emergency department visits for overdoses of narcotic drugs involve prescription medications."

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Heroin: Killing in Our Suburbs

Heroin: Killing in Our Suburbs | Substance Abuse | Scoop.it
Since 2012, heroin has taken a life every 3 days in Chicago’s suburbs
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US Senator Mark Kirk's Hot Topic: Since 2012, heroin has taken a life every 3 days in Chicago’s suburbs and this epidemic is growing quickly! http://sco.lt/...

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Instagram, the new age silk road to trade in drugs

Instagram, the new age silk road to trade in drugs | Substance Abuse | Scoop.it
Instagram, the new age silk road to trade in drugs making it a easy hassle free market for the drug mafia (RT @Techworm_in: Instagram, the new age silk road to trade in drugs

http://t.co/zMWciukO1T)...
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CDC VitalSigns - Alcohol Screening and Counseling infographics

CDC VitalSigns - Alcohol Screening and Counseling infographics | Substance Abuse | Scoop.it
“At least 38 million adults drink too much andmost are not alcoholics. Drinking too muchincludes binge drinking, high weekly use, and anyalcohol use by pregnant women or those underage 21. (RT @thealliance: Do you drink too much?”
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Awesome Things To Do With Your Friends That Don't Involve Alcohol

Awesome Things To Do With Your Friends That Don't Involve Alcohol | Substance Abuse | Scoop.it
With Dry January in full swing, we've hunted out the coolest things to do with your friends which don't require a single drop of alcohol. From cooking to crafts, your weekends are about to get a whole lot more exciting...
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The State Of Drug Use In America, In 9 Maps

The State Of Drug Use In America, In 9 Maps | Substance Abuse | Scoop.it

America just doesn't do drugs like it used to. From opiates to alcohol, American substance use has shifted drastically in recent decades.

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Washington: Heroin death rate doubled across 28 states from 2010-2012, says CDC | Washington Watch | McClatchy DC

Washington: Heroin death rate doubled across 28 states from 2010-2012, says CDC | Washington Watch | McClatchy DC | Substance Abuse | Scoop.it
- From 2010 to 2012, the death rate from heroin doubled across 28 states that represent 56 percent of the U.S. population, according to a new government report released Thursday.
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Chicago’s Regulation of E-Cigarettes | Chicago Tonight | WTTW

Chicago’s Regulation of E-Cigarettes | Chicago Tonight | WTTW | Substance Abuse | Scoop.it

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New York mayor-elect's teen daughter shares struggles with depression in video - GMA News

New York mayor-elect's teen daughter shares struggles with depression in video - GMA News | Substance Abuse | Scoop.it
New York mayor-elect's teen daughter shares struggles with depression in video GMA News NEW YORK - The teenage daughter of New York City's next mayor, Bill de Blasio, released a video on Tuesday in which she discusses her battle with depression and...
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