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Stunning and Tragic

Stunning and Tragic

One hundred thousand three hundred six (100,306) people in the United States died of drug overdoses between April 2020 and April 2021. 100,306 That's 275 people every single day. The rate of overdose deaths in America is now four times higher than any other country per 100,000 people. Four times…

Another Grim Pandemic Milestone

Another Grim Pandemic Milestone

Researchers at Michigan Medicine have just published new data on the pandemic and alcohol abuse. They report that registrations for the national organ transplant waiting list tied to alcoholic hepatitis and actual liver transplants for alcohol-related inflammatory liver disease rose dramatically during the pandemic. How dramatically? Each rose by 50%…

A Key Brain Circuit in Cocaine Addiction Discovered

A Key Brain Circuit in Cocaine Addiction Discovered

According to the Journal of the American Medical Association, two out of every three Americans struggling with addiction relapse within a year (interestingly, Aware Recovery Care clients do far better than this national average by a factor of six or more). Why does this happen? Well, it turns out that…

Overdose Deaths from Meth Rising Sharply

Overdose Deaths from Meth Rising Sharply

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), "methamphetamine (meth) is a powerful, highly addictive stimulant (drug) that affects the central nervous system. It takes the form of a white, odorless, bitter-tasting crystalline powder that easily dissolves in water or alcohol." Sadly, it's not only highly addictive – it's…

Women and Alcohol Consumption – a Troubling Trend Is Emerging

Women and Alcohol Consumption – a Troubling Trend Is Emerging

Over the past 100 years, the drinking habits of Americans have changed. The good news. The percentage of teens and adults consuming alcohol is dropping. The troubling news? One hundred years ago, men engaged in risky drinking behaviors at a rate three times greater than seen with women. Sadly, that…

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