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22 Mar The Effects of Marijuana Addiction

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Nowadays, there seems to be a trend of people who think that the effects of marijuana are relatively harmless. While it is true that marijuana is a far less dangerous substance than many other illicit street substances, this is inherently misleading. Marijuana is still a drug that is highly abused around the country, and it has the capacity to negatively impact the mental and physical capacity of the people who use it. While there needs to be a big conversation about how we continue to look at marijuana addiction and the intense, and counterproductive, criminalization that has happened over the past few decades, it's important not to become ignorant about how the impact that marijuana has on our bodies. Here are some effects of marijuana abuse...
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01 Mar Coming Out to Your Family About Addiction

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Addiction is a deeply personal battle that many people have to face in their lives. There are many different parts of this battle that will challenge you to your very core. However, one of the most stressful parts of this fight involves having to tell the people you love about this mental battle that you are going through. It may feel shameful and hard to come out to your family about your struggle with addiction. After all, nobody wants to put a great deal of stress on the people that they care about. However, this is an incredibly important step, as these are most likely the people who would do anything for you, and will be an important element of support for recovery. Here's some advice on coming to your family about addiction...
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07 Apr FDA’s Final Guidance on Development of Abuse-Deterrent Opioids

Because of the alarming rates seen in opiate and opioid abuse today, the Federal Drug Administration has been working on guidelines to help prescription drug developers in developing opioid drugs that have abuse-deterrent properties. Most recently, the FDA issued a final piece of guidance to assist industry in the form of a document titled "Guidance for Industry: Abuse-Deterrent Opioids - Evaluation and Labeling."
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