Author: Destiny Bezrutczyk

Prevention

5 Signs Your Teen Is Using Opioids and 5 Factors that Put Them at Risk

How to Recognize Signs Your Teen Is Using Opioids Historically low rates of Opioid (and drug) use among teens is a promising sign that prevention efforts are working. Between 2013 and 2018, Vicodin® use fell by 58% among 8th graders, 75% among 10th graders, and 67% among 12th graders. Moreover, teens are also reporting that prescription Opioids are … Continued

Prevention

International Women’s Day: Removing Gender Stigma and Improving Access to Treatment

International Women’s Day: How Opioid Addiction Disproportionately Affects Women and Mothers International Women’s Day, celebrated March 8 around the world, is an opportunity to further educate and empower women, as well as discuss topics that disproportionately affect them. The stigma of Opioid addiction, prescription drug misuse, and fatal overdose all affect women differently than men, … Continued

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The 5 Most Addictive Opioids

What Are the 5 Most Addictive Opioids? The social and economic consequences of addiction in the U.S. are among the gravest public health issues today. For the first time in American history, people are more likely to die of an Opioid-related overdose than from a motor vehicle accident. In 2017, 70,237 Americans died from a … Continued