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18- to 29-year-olds are 'new face' of heroin users - Q13 FOX

18- to 29-year-olds are 'new face' of heroin users - Q13 FOX | Drug Addiction | Scoop.it
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18- to 29-year-olds are 'new face' of heroin users
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SEATTLE — Thursday night's episode of “Glee” was a special tribute to its cast member Cory Monteith, the actor who died of a heroin overdose this summer.

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I added this article because it shows that such lethal drugs like heroin are not just common to addicts on a city street, but are very prominent in upper-middle class suburbs as well. All this shows is how widespread drugs have become that there are almost just as many suburbanites as homeless addicts in an urban area abusing drugs, becoming addicted.

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The 10 Most Addictive Prescription Drugs

The 10 Most Addictive Prescription Drugs | Drug Addiction | Scoop.it
What’s in your Medicine Cabinet? Addiction centers spend a lot of time talking about alcohol, cocaine, heroin and other street drugs, but the fact remains that the contents of your own medicine cabinet can make you dependent on them.

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I added this article because it shows which prescription drugs are the most addictive and probably the main presription drugs that are leading to so many deaths in this country from prescription drug abuse.

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Prescription Drug Abuse No. 1 Cause Of Accidental Death « CBS ...

Prescription Drug Abuse No. 1 Cause Of Accidental Death « CBS ... | Drug Addiction | Scoop.it
Abuse of prescription drugs may now be the No. 1 cause of accidental death in the United States. That's why the American College of Physicians is issuing new guidelines to educate both physicians and patients on the ...
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I decided to choose this article because it showed what the result of a drug addiction could be. Being addicted to drugs can lead to death, and this article shows that, and that there are way too many people who are addicted to drugs in this country, that it could cause this vast amount of deaths.

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Drug Policies From 1990s Led to High Numbers of Incarceration - WUWM

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Drug Policies From 1990s Led to High Numbers of Incarceration
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A study released in spring shows the number of black men imprisoned in Wisconsin began to climb around 1990 and peaked in 2007.
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I picked this article because it connects to how arresting people for using drugs has led to an abnormal amount of blacks and people in general being incarcerated. 

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It's time to end the war on drugs [Commentary] - Baltimore Sun

It's time to end the war on drugs [Commentary] - Baltimore Sun | Drug Addiction | Scoop.it
PolicyMic It's time to end the war on drugs [Commentary] Baltimore Sun The term "war on drugs" was coined by Richard Nixon in 1971, though the efforts began a decade earlier when the United Nations implemented the Single Convention on Narcotic...
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I picked this article because it definately relets to the topic of the scoop--it, and key word, but I also picked this article because of how much I agree with it. Even though I myself, am against recreational drug use, we may have to do what we did with alcohol, and legalize the drugs to severely weaken the drug cartels and shrink the violence. 

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Ohio Officials say Drug Users Abusing Pet Medications - WSAZ-TV

Ohio Officials say Drug Users Abusing Pet Medications
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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- The war on prescription drug abuse is now hitting somewhere you'd least expect: the local vets office.
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I chose this article because it shows how far widespread that drug addiction has become. From recreational drug  use, to medical drug use, all the way to becoming addicted to pet medications.

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Can't Quit Smoking? Blame Your Brain - Everyday Health

Can't Quit Smoking? Blame Your Brain - Everyday Health | Drug Addiction | Scoop.it
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Can't Quit Smoking? Blame Your Brain
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The constant cravings and intense withdrawal symptoms made it impossible to get through the day without thinking about cigarettes, he said.
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This article shows how risky it is to go into recreational drug use as the effects of addiction can lead to withdrawal. Withdrawa is shown through this article to be very powerful and near impossible to avoid.

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The real driver behind most drug use is pleasure

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Adam R Winstock and David Nutt: Drugs discourse almost always fails to discuss drug-related harms in the context of drug-related pleasure (The real driver behind most drug use is pleasure, not dependence #PsychedelicMedicines

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I picked this article because I am very curious as to what others' opinions on this article would be. I honestly do not know whether drug use is mainly for pleasure or dependence, so I wanted to know what other people would say.

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Julian Buchanan's curator insight, October 24, 2013 10:47 PM

Seems obvious and sad it needs explaining really.
I've got a hunch that pleasure might be the main reason for consuming chocolate!

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Drug Decriminalization in Portugal: Lessons for Creating Fair and Successful Drug Policies

Purchase a copy from the Cato Bookstore On July 1, 2001, a nationwide law in Portugal took effect that decriminalized all drugs, including cocaine and heroin.
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I picked this article because it connects to the first article in that drug trafficking and distribution should still be considered a criminal act, but people only harming themselves by using drugs probably should not.

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Try drug treatment, not prison - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Try drug treatment, not prison - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | Drug Addiction | Scoop.it
Try drug treatment, not prison Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Drug court, where offenders receive treatment instead of jail time, is not the only answer to Wisconsin's convoluted mass incarceration problem, but it certainly is one of the best...
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I decided to choose this article because it is specifically associated with the one of my main topics of this drug addiction scoop-it in drug treatment. This article also shows in my opinion, a better way of handling drug addicts instead of just throwing them into prison. I just never understood how someone overdosing on drugs could be a harm to anyone else besides himor herself.

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