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Georgia’s Heroin and Illicit Drug Deaths Continue to Rise

Georgia's Heroin and Illicit Drug Deaths Continue to Rise

Until recently, the Peach State avoided the worst parts of the opioid epidemic plaguing the United States. Instead, cocaine and methamphetamine historically caused the most problems. Today, the story is changing. Startling trends in heroin use and fatalities have spurred the state to make a concentrated effort to limit access to the drug and provide […]

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Delray Beach Makes Top 10 List for Sober Living

Delray Beach Makes Top 10 List for Sober Living

In 2012, media outlets around the country reported on Delray Beach sober living communities. The community made The Fix’s top 10 list for the best sober living cities across the United States. Cities on the list also included Boston and Houston, but we couldn’t be more proud of our own community’s reputation as a top […]

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Are Pharmaceutical Companies Showing More Responsibility by Delaying New Antidepressant Formulas

Are Pharmaceutical Companies Showing More Responsibility by Delaying New Antidepressant Formulas

Pharmaceutical Companies Delaying New Antidepressant Formulas Nausea, weight gain, loss of sexual desire, fatigue, insomnia, anxiety, and thoughts of suicide…these are just some of the potential side effects of taking antidepressants. Antidepressants such as Prozac or Zoloft have become household names, yet many people do not realize the long list of side effects that can […]

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The History of Poppies and Opium

The History of Poppies and Opium

When most people think of poppies, they think of an innocent red or pink flower. They might think of the flower that put Dorothy to sleep in The Wizard of Oz, a fairly innocent children’s story. But poppies have a dark side with a long history – they are inextricably tied to drug addiction. Poppies […]

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Marijuana Use Linked to Testicular Cancer

Researchers from the University of California have discovered a link between testicular cancer and marijuana usage. Their findings appear in a recent article of the Journal, Cancer, a refereed academic journal published by the American Cancer Society. The study asserts that the cancer-causing effects of pot on testicular cells should be considered when making decisions […]

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Gateway Drug Theory Explained By Columbia University Scientists

Demystifying the Gateway Drug Theory People have used the phrase “gateway drugs” for years in various arguments about the risk factors that lead to heavy drug use. While many people notice a correlation between certain low-risk mind-altering substances and heavier drug use, proving causality is more challenging. A few scientific studies support the idea that […]

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