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By On March 14th, 2019

U.S. saw all-time high deaths from suicide, drugs, and alcohol in 2017

Deaths from substance abuse and suicide reached an all-time high in America in 2017 according to a troubling new report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (DCD) and the Trust for America’s Health and Well Being Trust. Throughout the year, more than 150,000 Americans died from drug use, alcohol, or suicide –…

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By On June 5th, 2018

CDC report finds sudden jump in teen deaths

A nation-wide increase in accidental deaths, homicides, and suicides among the youth of America has experts on alert and calling for increased efforts to treat mental health issues in the young. After a 14-year period of decline in the death rate for 10- to 19-year-olds in the US between 1999 and 2013, a new report…

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By On March 4th, 2016

The Aftermath of an Overdose

Written by Kristi Whitaker, LMSW, CBIS The issue of opiate addiction, such as heroin, is showing up frequently in the media and has even been a topic in the presidential candidate debates. Often you will hear that an untreated drug addiction will end in either death or prison, but another serious outcome that tends to…

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By On January 11th, 2016

Overdoses Don’t Stop Opioid Abuse

Opioid abuse is quickly becoming an epidemic across the country, and especially in Oklahoma where prescription drug overdoses occur frighteningly frequently. Efforts have been increased to reduce the abuse of painkillers across both the state and nation, but a new study shows it is having little effect on perhaps the most vulnerable group of people.…

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By On February 4th, 2014

Graduating to heroin

Philip Seymour Hoffman’s apparent death from a heroin overdose has focused attention on the skyrocketing heroin problem. The restrictions occurring for prescription opiates, improved vigilance of physician’s prescribing habits and the reformulation of some opiates to deter recreational use has led to people turning to heroin. Heroin is not a newcomer to urban environments, but…

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By On February 3rd, 2014

Philip Seymour Hoffman, Apparent Overdose at 46

I was having brunch on Sunday with friends while we watched the snow fall. My cell phone beeped and the story about Philip Seymour Hoffman’s apparent overdose came up on the screen. I mentioned his death to my friends who remembered his name, but not the many roles he played until we listed the movies and thought…

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