Mental Health in 2015

Year in Review: Mental Health in 2015

In our last article we explored the impact of drug use in the year 2015. Now let’s take a look at the latest developments in mental health in 2015 — trends, statistics and more. The Numbers of Mental Health Millions of Americans are affected by mental disorders and their consequences every year. Due to rising rates of diagnosis as well …

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Drug Use in 2015

Year in Review: Drug Use in 2015

Another year has come and gone, new trends have emerged, and we are all excited to see what will come next. Because we exist to help people find help through professional interventions, we are constantly looking at how the United States responds to drug use and mental health in order to best understand how our society is being shaped. In …

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In Memoriam: Celebrity Drug-Related Deaths of 2015

In Memoriam: Celebrity Drug-Related Deaths of 2015

With the rise of drug use in the United States, it is not surprising to see a significant number of celebrities suffer from an addiction or lose their lives to an addiction. Out of respect for the dead as well as continuing our mission to remind the public that professional interventions for substance abuse do save lives. We hope that …

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Hornets’ Al Jefferson gets ban for Drug Violation

Hornets’ Al Jefferson gets Suspension for Drug Violation

The Charlotte Hornets are going to be without their center Al Jefferson for several more games, and not just because of his recent leg injury. Jefferson, while out with a strained left calf, is to serve a five-game suspension without pay for violating the NBA/NBPA Anti-Drug program. The five-game penalty is for a third violation of the Collective Bargaining Agreement’s …

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Serious Drug Problems for Indiana Employers

Serious Drug Problems for Indiana Employers

Being based in Indiana ourselves, it is with great sadness to report that around 80 percent of Indiana employers have experienced the terrible effects of employee prescription drug abuse in the work place. These experiences range from pill selling to worker overdoses to stunted job performance. While there is a staggering number of reported incidences, only a small fraction of …

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China Bans Flakka and Synthetic Drugs

China Bans Flakka and Synthetic Drugs

The Chinese government imposed new controls on the sale and distribution of synthetic drugs including the disorientating stimulant alpha-PVP, aka flakka, as well as over 100 synthetic drugs. In an effort to curb the bad publicity and foreign pressures, the Chinese government has made flakka and synthetic heroin (also known as fentanyl) illegal. Generally, the authorities in China would only …

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