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More People Are Dying From Drug Overdose In The U.S. Today

Research from 2016 indicates that almost 60,000 Americans succumbed to drug overdose, which experts say is one of the highest annual leaps they’ve seen in years. It is a reflection of what many fear is becoming a major epidemic: opioid abuse. It has now been confirmed that ODs are the greatest killer of Americans who are under the age of 30. But why is it happening and what can be done about it?

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Is Ketamine Dangerous?

Ketamine is a prescription drug that is frequently used by veterinarians which has somehow; someway found its way into raves. The drug was initially designed and conceived of as an anesthetic for animals, but has also been used to treat humans who are suffering from serious injuries. As is so often the case with legal drugs, it was designed with good intentions but is being used by some in a manner for which it was not intended. Just how dangerous is it?

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Treating Young Adults & Boosting Their Recovery

Young adults (those who are between the ages of 18 and 26) are part of a distinct demographic. They’ve experienced rapid technological change during their lives and are quite resourceful as a consequence. However, their access to drugs such as ecstasy is much more widespread than in previous generations, making them more susceptible to abuse and addiction.

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The Link Between Addiction And Advertising

Pharmaceutical companies spend billions of dollars a year on the advertisement of prescription drugs which are designed to alleviate everything from erectile dysfunction to irritable bowel syndrome. On the other hand, popular forms of music and media such as rock and rap music, along with many films, often glorify drug usage. Some believe this has created a link between addiction and advertising.

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