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Is There a Link Between Substance Abuse and Suicide?

One reason why substance use disorder is so easy to fall into and so difficult to escape is its circular nature. People use alcohol and drugs in order to numb certain negative feelings or escape certain negative aspects of their lives. Over time, however, the negative effects of substance abuse—the financial drain, the strain on … Continued

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Study: Nearly half of new mothers in U.S. prescribed opioids from 2008-2016

In a new study that could change the frequency of doctors prescribing opioid-based painkillers to pregnant women and new mothers, nearly 50 percent of new mothers in the last decade were found to have received a prescription for opioid-based painkillers either before or after delivery. Among those women receiving an opioid prescription, between 1 and … Continued

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