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Apr 18 | Posted By

Drug Paraphernalia Explained

What is “Drug Paraphernalia”? Drug paraphernalia accounts for all equipment and containers involved in drug use. Some equipment is used for helping administer substances into the body, while others are used for hiding and transporting them. Some paraphernalia is designed commercially for healthcare and other “legitimate” substance use (e.g. hypodermic needles), while most equipment has…

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Apr 13 Posted By

All you Need to Know About Fentanyl

What is Fentanyl? The National Institute on Drug Abuse defines Fentanyl as a power synthetic opiate (e.g. an opioid) that is chemically similar to Morphine, but more potent. Fentanyl is typically used in healthcare scenarios to treat patients with severe pain or after a surgical procedure. It is also used to treat pain in individuals who've developed tolerances to other opioids. Illicit Fentanyl use has dramatically increased in the last 10 years. Pharmaceutical Fentanyl is available in patch, liquid, and pill form, while illegally-produced Fentanyl generally comes as powder. Fentanyl's powder form is proving most difficult and dangerous...

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Feb 11 Posted By

Gender-Specific Treatment

Early Research Included Mostly Male Participants When research and studies on addiction began taking place, much of the research focused on male addiction. Men tended to have more substance dependency issues than women; a 5:1 ratio. That ratio then dropped down to 2.5:1. Addiction research on men, in the past, was often used to generalize female substance dependency problems. As a result, advocacy for female-specific treatment became prevalent in the 1990s and thereafter. Women & Men Experience Addiction Differently Women and men tend to experience addiction and recovery differently. Outside of biological sex, socioeconomic factors...

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