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Number of Over doses Rising

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Teen Drug Overdoses Doubled From 1999 to 2015, CDC Reveals


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The Likely Cause of Addiction Has Been Discovered, and It Is Not What You Think

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T he opposite of addiction is not sobriety. It is human connection.  


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The addiction treatment industry is dangerously unregulated.

The addiction treatment industry is dangerously unregulated.

John Oliver explains why many rehab programs should incorporate more evidence-based care and carefully reconsider their doctor-to-horse ratio. 

Prescription Drug Abuse

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Did you know kids who learn about drug abuse from their parents are up to 50% less likely to use? Then why have only 1 in 10 parents said they have spoken to kids about drugs?

Prescription Drugs

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Many teens abuse prescription drugs by buying things like Ritalin from students with ADHD. Other teens steal medications from parents and grandparents, such as OxyContin, and sell them to teens at school.

Easy Access to Drugs

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Even among teens that do no use drugs, they are fairly easy to come by. 29% of teens in grades 9-12 report that illegal drugs were made available to them on school property. 

Resources

Naloxone

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 Get Naloxone Now is an online resource that help train people to respond to an opioid-associated overdose emergency. Naloxone is a life-saving antidote for opioid-associated overdose.  

Candy Confused

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PARENTS ARE OUR FIRST TEACHERS

#NotMyTeen

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TALK TO YOUR TEEN

about prescription medication abuse.  

Fighting the Stigma of Addiction

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Americans View Drug Addiction Far More Negatively Than Mental Illness, Study Shows

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Adults Misuse Prescription Drugs

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  • According to the 2015 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), approximately 91.8 million adults aged 18 or older were past year users of prescription pain relievers in 2015, representing more than one-third (37.8 percent) of the adult population.

Ohio and Opioids

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 Ohio is among the top five states with the highest rates of opioid-related overdose deaths. In 2016, there were 3,613 opioid-related overdose deaths­­­ in Ohio—a rate of 32.9 deaths per 100,000 persons and more than double the national rate of 13.3 deaths per 100,000. Since 2010, the rate has tripled from 10 deaths per 100,000.