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Overdose deaths due to meth on rise; reaches an all-time high

Overdose deaths due to meth on rise; reaches an all-time high

08-27-2019 Posted in Detox Treatment, Drug Detox

Methamphetamine is a highly powerful illicit drug which affects the central nervous system (CNS). It has been growing in popularity because it is cheaper than most of the other stimulants, provides a high which lasts for days, and has relatively less chances of an overdose compared to opioids. According to an NPR report, meth seizures…

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Substance abuse leading to younger people having heart attacks

Substance abuse leading to younger people having heart attacks

08-21-2019 Posted in Detox Treatment, Drug Detox

Even though the overall rate of heart attacks in the U.S. has reduced, a recent study revealed that more heart attacks are taking place in people below 40 years of age. Heart attacks in people above 40 years have reduced as an outcome of using medications like statins and a decline in smoking. However, the…

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Tramadol prescriptions associated with a high rate of mortality in older patients with osteoarthritis

Tramadol prescriptions associated with a high rate of mortality in older patients with osteoarthritis

07-31-2019 Posted in Detox Treatment, Drug Detox

A preliminary prescription of tramadol for the management of pain associated with osteoarthritis (OA) in patients aged 50 or above is linked with a significantly higher risk of mortality over a year, stated a recently published paper in the Journal JAMA. The researchers drew the conclusion after comparing the outcomes to those of other commonly…

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Patient shares his experience: The unspoken, lonely side of quitting drugs

Patient shares his experience: The unspoken, lonely side of quitting drugs

07-22-2019 Posted in Detox Treatment, Drug Detox

It was his usual Saturday morning bike ride on his Harley Fat Boy for Nick Young. But neither did he nor his family ever imagine that it would have such a horrific ending. Young was involved in an accident which left him with a crushed right foot, several broken ribs, and a shattered hip bone….

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