Drug Abuse

The Truth About Drug and Alcohol Abuse in Sacramento

Sacramento California Alcohol And Drug Abuse Rates And Statistics

Substance abuse has become prevalent across the country. Heavily populated and urban areas, such as Sacramento, have seen a marked increase in usage rates in the past decade. In 2007, 29.7 percent of adults in California participated in binge drinking. Sacramento, meanwhile, showed a rate of 30.2 percent. Fortunately, these numbers are beginning to fall …

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California, the Next Target of the Teen and Young Adult Heroin Epidemic

Is Placer County, California, The Next Target Of The Teen & Young Adult Heroin Epidemic?

Opioid abuse and heroin addiction have risen dramatically since the early 2000s. They affect every socioeconomic class, age, and gender in our nation, and pose a great threat to public health. California has not been spared. Statistics show that Placer County opioid abuse and heroin addiction are higher than the national average. What can we …

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Will Congress’ Recent Efforts On How To Prevent Drug Abuse Have A Substantial Impact On The Addiction Treatment Field?

On March 10, 2016, the U.S. Senate passed bipartisan legislation intended to combat the opioid addiction epidemic in the United States. This landmark legislation is known as the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA), and it is the largest congressional action to date intended to fight America’s ongoing abuse of and addiction to opioids. CARA …

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Opana Taking Over For Oxycontin

A New Pill That Drug Treatment Providers Need To Be Aware Of Oxycontin abuse in the Sacramento area and all of California continues to devastate families of all walks of life.  Education of the general public and in the drug treatment community is the key to effectively treating addiction to opiates like Oxycontin.  To be …

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Recognizing Prescription Drug Abuse

Patients abuse prescription medications when they take them in unintended ways. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, 52 million adolescents and adults have taken prescription drugs in unintended ways at least once. Prescription drug abuse jeopardizes patient health and can contribute to unsafe behaviors such as driving while intoxicated. Recognizing the warning signs …

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