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Opioid Overdose Deaths Surpass Vehicle Crash Deaths For First Time | The Fix
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An opioid overdose is now a more likely cause of death than even vehicle crashes, according to a recent report. The report on preventable deaths from the ...

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Federal Program To Help Addiction Treatment Providers With Student Loans | The Fix
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If you work in the substance use treatment field in an underserved area, you may be eligible for student loan aid, thanks to a new federal program. The ...

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How Pregnant Women with Substance Use Disorder Are Criminalized | The Fix
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Pregnant women in at least 45 states have faced criminal charges for abusing drugs while pregnant, stemming from the idea that they are doing harm to their ...

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“Church of Safe Injection” Hopes to Save Lives Through Needle Exchange | The Fix
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As the viability of safe injection sites continues to be debated across the globe, a 26-year-old former drug user turned recovery coach has found a following ...

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Are Pet Prescriptions Contributing To The Opioid Crisis? | The Fix
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With the rise of the opioid epidemic, a phenomenon has occurred where painkiller sales for pets have increased, and some wondering if people with opioid ...

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The Link Between Healing Loss And Depression In The Elderly | The Fix
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Having to ask people to repeat themselves or nodding along politely to a conversation they cannot hear is common for the thousands of elderly Americans who ...

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Connection Between Addiction, Excess Social Media Use Explored | The Fix
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There’s been a lot of debate over whether technology and social media can be addictive, and a study has strengthened the connection between the behaviors of ...

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Baking Becomes Growing Outlet For Anxiety | The Fix
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For Kelly Caiazzo, relief from her anxiety comes from an unexpected place: cooking and baking. Caiazzo, 35, told The Portland Press Herald that the constant ...

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Starbucks To Install Syringe Disposal Boxes In Some Of Its Restrooms | The Fix
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Starbucks is slated to start installing syringe disposal boxes after hundreds of workers banded together to ask the java giant to address the growing problem ...

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What Does 2019 Hold For Opioid Lawsuits? | The Fix
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During 2018, as opioid overdose rates continued to soar, municipalities from around the country vowed to hold drug manufacturers and distributors accountable. ...

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