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Overdose Deaths from Meth Rising Sharply

Overdose Deaths from Meth Rising Sharply

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), "methamphetamine (meth) is a powerful, highly addictive stimulant (drug) that affects the central nervous system. It takes the form of a white, odorless, bitter-tasting crystalline powder that easily dissolves in water or alcohol." Sadly, it's not only highly addictive – it's…

The Elderly and Opioid Use Following Surgery… New Findings

The Elderly and Opioid Use Following Surgery… New Findings

It is not uncommon for muscular-skeletal problems to multiply as we age – sometimes requiring surgery. The most common problem, osteoarthritis, affects one in four Americans, particularly older Americans. The most common arthritis-related surgeries? Knee and hip replacement. The other common problem? Hip fractures. The most common drug therapy used…

How Technology Is Reshaping Addiction Care

How Technology Is Reshaping Addiction Care

Since our inception, Aware Recovery Care has sought to be a leading innovator in addiction treatment. In addition to creating the IHATTM (in-home addiction treatment) model of care, we remain deeply committed to developing digital health interventions that can support our clients continuously. The IHAT Institute is also deeply involved…

The Great Pandemic and Its Many Impacts

The Great Pandemic and Its Many Impacts

We've written a great deal about how the pandemic is impacting the lives of Americans. Newly released data sharpens that focus… Average life expectancy dropped from age 79 in 2018 to 77 in 2020Alcohol consumption in 2020 rose 14% in the U.S., with women reporting a rise in alcohol use…

2020’s Deadly Overdose Toll

2020’s Deadly Overdose Toll

COVID-19 continues to dominate the news as it did throughout much of 2020. Hidden from sight is the raging epidemic of drug overdose deaths across America. 93,331 That’s the number of Americans who perished from a drug overdose in 2020. And that number represents a jump of 30% over the…

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