In The News: A Community Pulls Together

The citizens of Carbon County, Utah have come together in an effort to fight against opioid addiction. According to state health department data, Carbon County has the highest rate of prescription overdose deaths in Utah. Many in the community know at least one person affected by this tragedy–for example, the Carbon County sheriff Jeff Wood…

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Dangers of Synthetic Cannabinoids

Synthetic Cannabinoids, also known as “synthetic marijuana” are manmade chemicals that are both mind altering and falsely marketed as safe and legal alternatives to marijuana. According to the National Institutes of Health, although they act on the same brain cell receptors as THC (the ingredient in marijuana), some of them bind more strongly and produce…

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Gender Differences in Substance Use

During all the phases of drug abuse–initiation, escalation of use, addiction, and relapse, there are sex differences. According to the National Institutes of Health, research has shown that women often use and respond to drugs differently. Women begin regularly using licit and illicit drugs at lower doses than do males. While women are just as…

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Effects of Alcohol Abuse

Alcohol abuse can range from unhealthy drinking habits, to drinking every day, or binge drinking. When one abuses alcohol, they continue to drink even though it may be causing problems in their life. In one’s social life, alcohol abuse can cause issues within the family, employment issues, legal problems such as driving while intoxicated, violence,…

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A New Type of Pain Killer

James Zadina, a researcher at the Tulane School of Medicine, is working on creating a pain killer that will reduce pain, but at the same time–not get patients addicted to it. In August of 2015, Zadina and his team published a study in Neuropharmacology where he reported that they treated pain in rats without causing…

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In The News: Opiod Public Health Emergency

On Thursday, October 26, 2017, President Donald Trump declared that the opiod addiction crisis is now a nationwide public health emergency. According to the CDC, the total estimated economic cost of the opiod crisis is $78.5 billion. However, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Public Health Emergency Fund only makes a total…

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Alexandria Drug Rehab and Alcohol Treatment

In the throes of addiction, life seems to get more and more difficult each day. At Sagebrush, our clients are guided to create a daily life worth living…and loving. Our resort-like setting provides a safe haven where our patients receive holistic, compassionate treatment from our team of experts. Making Sagebrush the prefect escape for those…

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