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What Is an Opioid?

Understanding the Dangerous Drugs on the Market   Opioids are a dangerous class of drugs that include both illicit (illegal) drugs and those available by prescription. Opioids are used to relieve pain but can have serious side effects including death. As noted by the Department of Justice, examples of opioids include: Heroin Oxycodone (Oxycontin) Hydrocodone …

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The Leading Mental Health Problems in the United States

What Is the Number One Mental Health Condition in the Country? According to the Anxiety & Depression Association of America (ADAA), anxiety disorders are the most common mental health condition in the United States. Anxiety disorders affect approximately 40 millions adults (18 and older) across the country. This means that over 18% of the population …

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Alcohol-Related Accident Statistics

State and National Rates of Alcohol-Related Accidents   According to the most recent data from Responsibility.org, there were 1,069 alcohol-impaired driving fatalities in 2018. Alcohol-impaired driving fatalities accounted for 30% of all traffic-related fatalities for the year. There were 113 alcohol-impaired driving fatalities involving individuals under the age of 21 accounting for 28.8% of the …

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Global Drug Update

United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime World Drug Report   According to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) World Drug Report 2020 global drug use is rising. Nearly 270 million people worldwide reportedly used drugs in 2018. That number represents a 30% increase compared to 2009. Additionally, over 35 million people …

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