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Synergism Strikes

January 3, 2019 by C. Scott McMillin

Then there are the users who seek to overcome their own elevated tolerance, which interferes with ordinary drug-taking, by simultaneously consuming a second substance of the same general effect

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Is GHB Next?

December 31, 2018 by C. Scott McMillin

It’s easy to take too much. When that happens, a coma may result. After waking, it’s common to have suffered memory loss.

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Dark Fentanyl

December 27, 2018 by C. Scott McMillin

Drug dealers at the higher levels of the marketplace are much like other businesspeople in their natural aversion to bad publicity.

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About Drinking and Smoking

December 20, 2018 by C. Scott McMillin

We will have to deal with electronic smoking, which has exploded among young people even as cigarette use has declined.

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Dayton Gets Results

December 17, 2018 by C. Scott McMillin

We should remember that Ohio’s Republican governor had to go against the wishes of many in his own party in order to achieve this.

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Proactive is the Key

December 6, 2018 by C. Scott McMillin

Not Latin American cartels or Afghan warlords, but advocates for opioid treatment of chronic pain, and pharmaceutical firms with a substantial financial interest in selling opioids.

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The Wave Phenomenon

December 3, 2018 by C. Scott McMillin

Still, if the epidemic is already 28 years old, then how much more effective would these steps have been if they had been initiated way back when?

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Opioid Evangelism

November 29, 2018 by C. Scott McMillin

It’s these outdated attitudes towards addictions that enable the healthcare professional to ignore important information provided by the patient. 

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In the News: Going Postal

November 26, 2018 by C. Scott McMillin

Traditional middle class jobs with career prospects replaced by a lower-paid, less stable workforce– perhaps more vulnerable to outside influence?

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Meth Making a Comeback

November 22, 2018 by C. Scott McMillin

…if the ground is now shifting to other drugs, then what are we doing in response to that?

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