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The Opioid Crisis in Illinois

The opioid crisis in the United States is fuelled by numerous factors ranging from illicit use to an increase in the rate of opioid prescriptions. The state of Illinois has witnessed an unprecedented rise in the death rates due to opioid overdose and an exponential rise in the number of people using the drug. The…
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Statistics Of Illicit Drug Abuse In Chicago And Illinois

Thousands of citizens of Illinois struggle with drug abuse annually. Having issues with addiction can affect their entire life from work to home and even cause legal troubles. The cost of addiction is this state is thought to be around $3.5 billion. Street drugs are what people think of when they hear about drug addiction.…
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How To Diagnose Substance Use Disorders

There are five known substance use disorders. These are because of 10 different known classes of drugs. These classes include alcohol; caffeine; cannabis; hallucinogens; inhalants; opioids; sedatives, hypnotics, or anxiolytics; stimulants; tobacco; and unknown substances. One of the biggest reasons behind drug use is how drugs can change the brains reward system. The reward given…
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Facts And Misconceptions About Drug Abuse

It is obvious that these days substance abuse disorders are a critical problem in the United States. It can be hard to differentiate myth from fact because there is so much information out there. So we are going to go through some of the common ideas about drug use and talk about what is true…
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