Addiction Recovery Success Story of Chris – Video

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Chris’s story is so powerful. Watch this video and hear his story. Turning Point Center saved him from a life of addiction.  

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China Bans Fentanyl

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China Bans Fentanyl Finally, the Chinese government recently moved to ban the manufacture and sale of fentanyl. Foxnews.com reports that, “China announced Wednesday night that it will ban carfentanil, furanyl fentanyl, acrylfentanyl and valeryl fentanyl from being manufactured there – a move that U.S. officials at the federal and state levels say is significant and likely to be felt in communities across the country.” (foxnews.com) The report indicates that China is the source of the bulk of the fentanyl...

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Memory and Addiction

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Memory and Addiction A recent study was published in the Journal of Neuroscience by Washington State University researchers. They indicated that found a mechanism in the brain that enables memory in the process of drug addiction. This is important because the discovery opens a new area of research geared at discovering a therapy that could alter or stop this mechanism in addiction; making drug addiction less addictive. Turning off the tool that creates these powerful memories will hopefully lessen the impact and...

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7 Legal Drugs Teens are Abusing

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7 Legal Drugs Teens are Abusing A recent study by cnn.com names seven legal drugs abused by teens today. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), 7 out of the top 10 drugs abused in America by teens are legal. The list is composed to herbal remedies, over the counter drugs, and prescription drugs – all of which can be purchased at one’s local pharmacy—not on the street. The study further indicated that alarmingly, about 3% of kids ages 12 to 17 admit to abusing a prescription drug in the...

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HIV and Drug Abuse in Women

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HIV and Drug Abuse in Women Many understand that drug abuse can definitely increase one’s risk for HIV. However, some individuals, both men and women, with HIV do not understand the implications that drug abuse can have on their HIV disease. Women are at a higher risk often due to some risky behaviors they may engage in due to drug addiction. A recent report, published by cnn.com, states the following statistics about HIV and drug abuse in women: 84% of women get HIV from risky sex with an HIV-infected man. 15%...

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