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How Common is Accidental Drug Overdose?

How Common is Accidental Drug Overdose?

As of 2020, the number of drug-involved overdose deaths reached an all-time high of 91,799, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse. At least 74.8% of those deaths involved opioids, 14% involved heroin, 26% involved psychostimulants, primarily...

What Are Substance-Induced Mood Disorders?

What Are Substance-Induced Mood Disorders?

Substance-induced mood disorders refer to depressive, anxiety, or psychotic symptoms arising from substance abuse or medications. These symptoms may appear at any point during the use cycle: active use, intoxication, or withdrawal. Roughly 50 percent of individuals...

5 Examples Of Hydrocodone Abuse

5 Examples Of Hydrocodone Abuse

Hydrocodone is a semi-synthetic opioid used as an analgesic for moderate to severe pain. It is as or more effective than codeine for cough suppression and nearly as effective as morphine for pain relief. But, it is also highly addictive and may lead to fatal overdoses...

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