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Surgeon General Releases Stigma Reducing Report on Addiction

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Earlier this week, Surgeon General,  Vivek Murthy, MD, MBA, released a report about the impact of the disease of addiction in the U.S. The statistics around how many of us are affected by substance use disorders are staggering, as well as the number of individuals who die from a disease that is treatable.  I found the most […]

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Injecting Drug Users and Health Risks

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  Individuals who inject drugs are “at risk” for acquiring HIV, Hepatitis C and other diseases. 9% of all new HIV infections in the United States involve injecting drug users, despite a decline in HIV in general. Of those who tested positive for HIV, 45% were unaware of their infection.  A report published by the […]

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