An alarming trend of teen drug use in Charlotte, North Carolina, has seen a staggering increase among this area’s teens. In 2016 over 138 individuals have overdosed on heroin, and 10 of those people died.1 During a time when adolescents should be worrying about first dates and football games, too many teens are dealing with
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Category: Substance Abuse

Nationwide, prescription drug abuse emergencies and deaths are growing at an alarming rate. Doctors are overprescribing painkillers like OxyContin, Percocet, Vicodin and other opioid drugs, and people who “doctor shop” to maximize the number of pills they get put themselves at great risk and add to the problem. North Carolina is sorely feeling the brunt
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Category: Substance Abuse

Addiction is a chronic illness in which normal activity in the brain is disrupted,1and it is most often the result of persistent substance abuse. People who suffer from addiction will struggle to get healthy again without expert help, and in many cases the signs of substance abuse go unnoticed. Recognizing these signs may fall upon
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Category: Substance Abuse