Teen Thought Buying OxyContin on Snapchat Was Okay But Far From It
22January

Teen Thought Buying OxyContin on Snapchat Was Okay But...Teen Thought Buying OxyContin on Snapchat Was...Teen Thought Buying OxyContin on Snapchat Was Okay But...

By Family First Adolescent Services

Gulfport Police and DEA Hold a Press Conference About Counterfeit Oxycodone  An Idaho teen has overdosed from a blue pill that he thought was Oxycontin, police said. Read the original article posted on KansasCity.com and written by Summer...

Gulfport Police and DEA Hold a Press Conference About Counterfeit Oxycodone  An Idaho teen has overdosed from a blue pill that he thought was Oxycontin, police said. Read the original article posted on KansasCity.com and written by Summer Lin and published on January 20th, 2020....

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How Germany Averted An Opioid Crisis
09January

How Germany Averted An Opioid CrisisHow Germany Averted An Opioid CrisisHow Germany Averted An Opioid Crisis

By Family First Adolescent Services

Three Times as Many Americans as Germans Experienced Opioid Addiction Germany’s success with its multi-pronged approach illustrates that addiction is “a more complex problem” than the current American response has acknowledged....

Three Times as Many Americans as Germans Experienced Opioid Addiction Germany’s success with its multi-pronged approach illustrates that addiction is “a more complex problem” than the current American response has acknowledged. See the original post on KHN News and...

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How I Stayed Sober Through College
19December

How I Stayed Sober Through CollegeHow I Stayed Sober Through CollegeHow I Stayed Sober Through College

By Family First Adolescent Services

"Lucky to Get Accepted into One of the Top Colleges But I Brought a Serious Drug Habit and Alcoholism with me..." This heartfelt article by Charlotte Grey is a good read but a hard read, at least it was hard for me to read. I really enjoyed this...

"Lucky to Get Accepted into One of the Top Colleges But I Brought a Serious Drug Habit and Alcoholism with me..." This heartfelt article by Charlotte Grey is a good read but a hard read, at least it was hard for me to read. I really enjoyed this post because it's raw and real. It's...

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Stressed and Sober
16December

Stressed and SoberStressed and SoberStressed and Sober

By Family First Adolescent Services

Unexpected Emergencies Can Really Challenge Your Recovery “I could sure use a drink.” Used to be a popular saying, an easy way to blow off steam after a stressful day or week. But for people in recovery, dealing with stress...

Unexpected Emergencies Can Really Challenge Your Recovery “I could sure use a drink.” Used to be a popular saying, an easy way to blow off steam after a stressful day or week. But for people in recovery, dealing with stress isn’t as simple as turning to alcohol (or...

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Abstaining From Social Media Doesn't Improve Well-Being Study Finds
02December

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By Family First Adolescent Services

False Premise? If We Abstain From Social Media We Might Become Happier, More Fulfilled People? From digital detoxes to the recent Silicon Valley fad of “dopamine fasting”, it seems more fashionable than ever to attempt to abstain...

False Premise? If We Abstain From Social Media We Might Become Happier, More Fulfilled People? From digital detoxes to the recent Silicon Valley fad of “dopamine fasting”, it seems more fashionable than ever to attempt to abstain from consuming digital media....

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Profile of a Drug Overdose Victim
02October

Profile of a Drug Overdose VictimProfile of a Drug Overdose VictimProfile of a Drug Overdose Victim

By Family First Adolescent Services

When you think of a drug overdose victim, chances are you think of someone... When you think of a drug overdoes victim, chances are you think of some inexperienced with drug use who takes more than they can handle or a person who unknowingly...

When you think of a drug overdose victim, chances are you think of someone... When you think of a drug overdoes victim, chances are you think of some inexperienced with drug use who takes more than they can handle or a person who unknowingly takes a purer strain of drug than...

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Is Addiction Lurking in Your Medicine Cabinet?
01October

Is Addiction Lurking in Your Medicine Cabinet?Is Addiction Lurking in Your Medicine Cabinet?Is Addiction Lurking in Your Medicine Cabinet?

By Family First Adolescent Services

Medicines commonly found in the medicine cabinet pose a risk of addiction for your family As a result of a raging opioid epidemic, many people have become aware of the dangers of prescription painkillers like hydrocodone (Vicodin) and...

Medicines commonly found in the medicine cabinet pose a risk of addiction for your family As a result of a raging opioid epidemic, many people have become aware of the dangers of prescription painkillers like hydrocodone (Vicodin) and oxycodone (OxyContin). But there are several...

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Significant barriers for patients seeking medication for opioid use disorder
30September

Significant barriers for patients seeking medication for...Significant barriers for patients seeking...Significant barriers for patients seeking medication for...

By Neal Hoontis

Proven Opioid Treatment Faces Roadblocks Buprenorphine-naloxone (buprenorphine), a highly effective, evidence-based treatment for opioid use disorder (OUD), is difficult to access in states with high rates of death associated with opiates,...

Proven Opioid Treatment Faces Roadblocks Buprenorphine-naloxone (buprenorphine), a highly effective, evidence-based treatment for opioid use disorder (OUD), is difficult to access in states with high rates of death associated with opiates, according to new research led by the Harvard...

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