Montana Uses Media to Battle Meth

  A big drug problem in Big Sky Country inspired a media campaign targeting users and potential users of methamphetamine. The mission of billboards, and TV and radio public service announcements broadcast in Montana—and available online—is to reduce meth use in a state that experienced a 90 percent increase in meth-related arrests a decade ago.…

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Type of Support Groups for Addiction and Alcoholism

    Benefit of Addiction Support Groups Addiction support groups can be extremely helpful in providing people with the nurturing and compassionate assurance they need to know that they are not facing the battle of drug or alcohol addiction alone.  Addiction support groups provide a safe place for people to share experiences, feelings, and challenges…

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Infections from Intravenous Drug Use

What is Intravenous Drug Use? Intravenous injections rapidly admit drugs into the body by way of inserting a needle into a peripheral vein in the arm or leg.  Otherwise known as shooting, slamming, banging, blasting, or mainlining, intravenous injections usually result in a much more rapid availability of the drug into the system.  Intravenous injection…

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Bath Salts Banned

DEA Bans “Bath Salts” For One Year The nationwide battle against dangerous synthetic drugs dubbed “bath salts” has taken a sharp turn this week. Following multiple deaths and bans or control measures by 33 states, the Drug Enforcement Administration is issuing an emergency ban on the chemicals used in manufacturing the product. Until now, many…

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