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What is the Disease Model of Addiction?

Written By Epiphany - June 22nd, 2017
Addiction was officially declared a treatable disease in 1956 by the American Medical Association. However, the notion that addiction is simply a behavioral problem persists, and it can be difficult for loved ones and even the individual suffering to view their addiction as an actual disease.  The mischaracterization that somebody... Read More

Heroin Antidote Narcan Available Over The Counter

Written By Epiphany - July 7th, 2017
Over the course of the past several years, the rates of heroin-related overdose death have only continued to skyrocket. In 2015, there were a total... Read More
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Challenging Attitudes Towards So-Called Performance Enhancing Drugs

Written By Epiphany - June 13th, 2017
What if a pill really could render you limitless? The use of so-called ‘smart drugs’ – or cognitive enhancers – and the unauthorized use of... Read More

Is Fentanyl Fuelling America’s Opioid Crisis?

Written By Epiphany - May 17th, 2017
America’s opioid crisis is the unwanted gift that keeps on giving. With newer, synthetic versions of typical street drugs burgeoning through communities,  availability soars and... Read More
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What Is Carfentanil? – The Street Drug Causing Mass Overdoses

Written By Epiphany - May 3rd, 2017
A new street drug that many have never even heard of is causing an outbreak of mass overdoses throughout the United States. So what, exactly,... Read More