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Opioid-Related Deaths Are On The Rise In America

Suzette Gomez ❘

Opioid-related overdoses have climbed up 137% from 2019 to 2020. By April of this year, drug overdose deaths were up 11.4%.

Diseases Of Despair

Krystina Murray ❘

The diseases of despair refers to the connection between increased hopelessness and depression, suicidal thoughts, and substance abuse.

More Young Adults Are Abstaining From Alcohol

Suzette Gomez ❘

Alcohol use among young adults decreased by 50% from 2002 to 2018. Millennials and Gen Z are now drinking less than ever before.

Purdue Pharma Pleads Guilty To 3 Opioid Criminal Charges

Suzette Gomez ❘

Purdue Pharma agrees to plead guilty to 3 opioid criminal charges on October 21, 2020 and pay $8.3 billion.

First Presidential Debate Includes Drug Use Claims, COVID-19, And Addiction

Hayley Hudson ❘

The 90 minute first presidential debate discussed America’s current economy that has been impacted by COVID-19, as well as claims of drug use.

Broken Homes and Spirits: Examining Early Childhood Adversity

Krystina Murray ❘

Early child adversity can contribute to childhood traumas. In response, the child could experiment with drug abuse as a coping mechanism.

Pharmaceutical Retailers Face Trial in Opioid Lawsuit

Hayley Hudson ❘

Several Ohio counties have filed a lawsuit against major pharmaceutical retailers on the grounds that the companies supplemented the opioid epidemic.

Coronavirus News: What Are Addiction Treatment Centers Doing?

Hayley Hudson ❘

Addiction treatment centers around the United States are changing in ways they operate during the COVID-19 pandemic, to protect staff and patients.

COVID-19 Is Causing People To Relapse

Hayley Hudson ❘

The COVID-19 pandemic is causing some individuals who are recovering from a substance use disorder to relapse, but friends and family can help.

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