The Stages of Brain Development and Substance Abuse

The brain is a very complex organ and the more we learn about how it develops, the more we understand how substance abuse impacts its development process. There are five crucial stages of brain development during a person’s life. Here is a breakdown of each stage and how substance abuse can affect it. Stage 1: Read more about The Stages of Brain Development and Substance Abuse[…]

Prescription Opioid Cutback

2017 Opioid Cutback—What is It? And is it Working?

Last October the United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) announced it would be reducing the amount of “almost every Schedule II opiate and opioid medication that may be manufactured in the United States in 2017 by 25 percent or more.” Some examples of schedule II controlled substances include oxycodone, fentanyl, methadone, morphine, codeine, and hydrocodone. Read more about 2017 Opioid Cutback—What is It? And is it Working?[…]

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