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#Weed Dominates on Twitter

The Twitterverse is overwhelmingly vocal about-and in favor of-#weed, #kush and #gettinghigh.The post #Weed Dominates on Twitter appeared first on Substance.com.

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Me and My Mug Shot: The Face of Addiction Stigma

The photo of me after my arrest for heroin possession shows the generic "ugly, addicted criminal." That was five years-and a lifetime-ago, but whenever it‘s republished I feel the same old shame, remorse and dehumanization. Society wants me to.The post Me and My Mug Shot: The Face of Addiction Stigma appeared first on Substance.com.

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Love and Drugs in the Darkest Days of AIDS

We were young misfits in 1980s San Francisco, taking care of our friend, who was dying, and waiting for our own diagnoses. We were doing, selling, stealing drugs, staying as high we could. Looking back, I cringe. Yet we did the best we could. The post Love and Drugs in the Darkest Days of AIDS appeared first on Substance.com.

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What is Substance Abuse and How Do I Find Treatment?

Substance abuse can lead to serious health concerns and even death. Knowing how to find the right treatment for you can make all the difference. The post What is Substance Abuse and How Do I Find Treatment? appeared first on Substance.com.

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Could Gene Therapy End Meth Addiction?

Nearly 5,000 people. That was the meth death toll in 2015. This number has risen dramatically since 2010. In fact, between 2010 and 2014, it doubled. 897,000 people. That‘s the estimated number of individuals who used methamphetamine in 2015. With thousands dying every year from this deadly substance abuse-and millions more affected by it-we are []The post Could Gene Therapy End Meth Addiction? appeared first on Substance.com.

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FDA Approves Digital Pill

Sam‘s struggle with schizophrenia has led to substance abuse. His doctors say medication could help get both diagnoses under control, but he finds it difficult to maintain a regular dosage schedule. He simply forgets to take his pills, or he thinks he took them when he never did. Sam‘s doctor tells him a new type []The post FDA Approves Digital Pill appeared first on Substance.com.

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Has Adrian, Michigan Developed the Perfect Treatment Program?

Across the nation, thousands of addiction and recovery programs offer support for those struggling with substance abuse. Approaches vary and results do, too. Is there a secret recipe to success? A new facility in Adrian, MI hopes they have found it. Offering a whole-body approach, the U1st Transitional Living Program is currently under construction and []The post Has Adrian, Michigan Developed the Perfect Treatment Program? appeared first on Subs

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Is Opioid-Addiction Racist?

Recent media reports have given significant attention to the spread of opioid addiction in suburban America. We can no longer view drug addiction as an inner-city issue that affects a small portion of the population. Opioids have infested middle-class white families, upper-class athletes fighting injuries, and everyone in between. The prevalence of these drugs have []The post Is Opioid-Addiction Racist? appeared first on Substance.com.

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Study Finds Drug-Assisted Treatment is More Effective Than Detox

A crisis that kills 91 Americans every day and controls the lives of nearly 2.6 million, the opioid epidemic is very much out of control. There remains a huge gap between what is known about treatment and how substance use disorder is treated in the U.S. Addiction researchers now widely agree that a combination of []The post Study Finds Drug-Assisted Treatment is More Effective Than Detox appeared first on Substance.com.

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Where Will Weed Move Next?

As Bob Dylan noted, times they are a-changin‘. Recent laws have altered the legal status of marijuana in many states. Perceptions of the drug are changing, as well as its availability and use. Currently, recreational marijuana use is legal in 8 states and Washington, D.C. These states include Alaska, California, Colorado, Massachusetts, Maine, Nevada, Oregon, []The post Where Will Weed Move Next? appeared first on Substance.com.

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