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Recognize the Signs: 5 Characteristics of Heroin Addiction

By: Paige Hohmann Unfortunately, the reality of the disease of addiction results in a number of negative consequences. Most recently, the opioid epidemic, especially the rates of death from overdose, has been on a steady incline. One particularly dangerous opioid, heroin, has become increasingly treacherous due to the number of potent cutting agents arising in […]

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Effects of Ritalin: Can Nonprescription Ritalin Alter Brain Chemistry?

By: Paige Hohmann Nonprescription and prescription Ritalin use is predominant among teens, young adults, and even children. Ritalin is intended to treat attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children and teens. Ritalin in children is prescribed and it targets a child’s brain in a way that brings them to a normal state. However, more young adults, […]

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Organized Crime vs. Addiction | Misconception, Drugs, and Violence

By: Paige Hohmann The stigma of substance abuse and addiction misinforms individuals that only violence, crime, and negativity arise from whoever is involved in the trade. However, the connection between drugs and violence does not only pertain to the individual suffering from addiction. The connection between drugs and violence is more widely spread in individuals […]

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