Drug Addiction

Drug Addiction in Tennessee

How Tennessee Is Fighting Back Against the Opioid Addiction Epidemic

Few states have been hit as hard by the nation’s opioid addiction epidemic as Tennessee. The state has the second highest rate of prescriptions per person, next to West Virginia. Over a million Tennesseans (one in six) abused opioids or suffered from opioid overdose in 2014, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention […]

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Can You Get Addicted to Hallucinogens?

Hallucinogens are drugs that contain alkaloid compounds that have the effect of making the user think he or she is seeing or hearing things that are not real. In other words, they make you hallucinate. Many people who experiment with hallucinogens do so with the false impression that these drugs are low-risk. Even if they […]

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Drug Combo ‘Gumbo’ Wreaks Havoc in Southeast Texas

Southeast Texas is in the midst of a gumbo epidemic, and it isn’t the Creole classic you may be thinking of. The “gumbo” causing problems is a combination of drugs: usually marijuana mixed with ecstasy, cocaine and PCP (phencyclidine), with some even adding synthetic marijuana into the mix. Although the drug is causing problems in […]

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Veterans and Addiction – A Forgotten Consequence of War

As Veterans Day rolls around, we all take a moment to pay our respects to those who’ve fought for our freedom in both historical and current conflicts, but it’s easy to forget that veterans can’t leave the horrors of war on the battlefield. Drugs have been a part of war for centuries, and although in […]

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Wax Is the New Dangerous High

Law enforcement agencies around the country are reporting crackdowns on a new and potent form of marijuana called wax. The drug first appeared in California, but is rapidly spreading to other states. Named for its waxy consistency, wax marijuana is concentrated and powerful. Even experienced users of marijuana are impacted by the potency of this […]

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Hookah and Addiction

Cigarette smoking is one of the leading causes of preventable death in the U.S. Despite this fact, many people still smoke and get hooked on nicotine, one of the most addictive abused substances. A growing sector of smokers, mostly young people, is rejecting cigarettes for the hookah, or water pipe. Research on hookah smoking is […]

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