CBD For Pets with Anxiety

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Our fur-babies might not have to worry about paying the mortgage or keeping the gas bill up to date, but that doesn’t mean that they have a care-free life. Our pets all have their own little quirks, and they can get just as anxious as the rest of us. Now, if this is a condition that only manifests occasionally, it’s not going to be a problem, but what if you have a dog that is anxious while you’re away? Or one that is petrified of the mean kitty of the house? You guessed it – we’re speaking from experience here. Our Peanut was one of those dogs. He’s not a full-on neurotic, but he is an anxious boy. He would get set off barking at the smallest sound and would…
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Differences Between Private and Public Insurance For Addiction Treatment

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Differences Between Private and Public Insurance For Addiction Treatment Purchasing insurance for drug rehab can seem like a grueling task, especially because there are plenty of insurance firms out there offering different types of plans, plus the insurance lingo does nothing to make it easy to understand any of the processes. Essentially, there are several types of traditional health insurance plans available. They are standard group health plans that offer medical coverage, have a monthly premium, and include a network of providers such as doctors, hospitals and others who provide healthcare services. Private health insurance plans are run by private insurance companies, and once you purchase a plan, you can either pay for all or some of your coverage. These types of plans have open enrollment periods, and coverage starts…
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Obamacare and Mental Health

Drug Addiction, Medical
Obamacare and Mental Health   Healthcare changed for millions of Americans. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) was passed allowing millions of Americans with pre existing conditions the chance to finally get health care coverage. The Affordable Care Act made several changes to the tax code with the intention to increase health insurance coverage, reduce the cost of healthcare, and finance health care reform. Prior to 2010 insurance companies were able to decline individuals based on their health. People were declined coverage for serious, expensive , life threatening conditions like cancer and heart disease. People were also turned down for coverage on pre-existing conditions like high blood pressure, which affects 75 million Americans and diabetes which affects 100 million Americans. Mental health, pregnancy, obesity or history of drug abuse were also…
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8 Tips on Overwhelming Challenge of Drug Addiction

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Drug addiction is one menace that does not seem to evolve even as the world moves forward. As technological advances continue giving solutions to problems like how to keep tabs on your workout regime and how to remember to take your medication, drug addiction remains the same problem it was two decades ago. There is no app that you can download and use to get a person out of the drug hook. No store stocks a brain-cleaning or reset appliance to restore a brain destroyed by drugs. As such, the world still has to use the age-old, tested methods to curb this menace. To be fair, a lot of effort has gone into studies and findings have made drug addiction treatment much easier today than in, say, the 1990s. Still,…
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Marijuana Being Opioid Epidemic Solution?

Drug Addiction, Medical
Marijuana Being Opioid Epidemic Solution? Opioids are the powerful and highly addictive painkillers. They offer relief from severe pain but in the process put one in a euphoric state that feels so good that it often leads to addiction. Over the years, mortality rate linked to opioid overdose has increased significantly surpassing that of deaths caused by car crashes, violence and many other illnesses. Opioid overdose and abuse is today a public health disaster. While the U.S government has put in place measure to try and manage the situation, the available treatment and recovery options don’t seem to be working. Many opioid addicts, about 70% of those who go through rehabilitation, often relapse shortly after and a good number eventually die from overdose. The increase of back street opioids which…
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Politicians Busted For Drugs

Drug Addiction, Issues
Politicians Busted For Drugs Cocaine and harmful marijuana drugs very common in today's world. Therefore, it should not be surprising that countless of the politician from all over the world are involved illicit drugs somehow. Some famous people suffer from addiction, this could be anyone, even your local state representative or congressman. Since the 80's it is known people dabble with cocaine. Many well-known state and federal politicians have even been arrested on behalf of drug charges. Willie Gandara Jr. Texas County Commissioner - Only a few months after Gandara said legalizing drugs were dangerous for the United States, he was arrested in February 2012 for allegations of drug smuggling. Diana Apodaca, the DEA spokeswoman, said she confirmed Willie Gandara Jr arrest as part of an inter-American investigation involving the…
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The Most Influential Drug Laws In The United States

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The Most Influential Drug Laws In The United States Aside from affecting nearly all aspects of a person’s life, the cost of dealing with drug trafficking, the abuse of illegal drugs and alcohol in the United States cost taxpayers an economy-wrecking number of about $442 billion annually. This is an alarming scourge that has not only turned this nation into one of addicts, but it is also destroying millions of lives, families, communities, and cities. In light of how much drugs and alcohol addiction is dividing the country, we can, in one way or the other, thank politicians and policy makers for finally recognizing the monumental problem facing us and enforcing various drug laws that are geared toward increasing the safety of America’s citizens by substantially reducing various drug addictions,…
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Costs of Opioids Epidemic to the Average Tax Payer

Drug Addiction
Costs of Opioids Epidemic to the Average Tax Payer The rate at which the increase of opioid related deaths has been on the increase over the years as it has actually tripled in number. Some drugs being abused include illegal heroin, prescription painkillers, e.g. oxycodone among many others. Many individuals are falling into the casualty of depending on different forms of drugs and for some, it is an acquired habit that they may have picked, for others it may be due to drug addiction which may have been caused by pharmaceutical medication while for other some underlying issues may have been the cause of the addiction. Whatever the cause this has brought a great strain on the average tax payers as there are things that they need to cater for…
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The States That Are Suing Big Pharmaceutical Companies Over Opioid Epidmemic

Drug Addiction
The States That Are Suing Big Pharmaceutical Companies Over Opioid Epidemic Can we ever trust some of the largest and independent pharmaceutical & biotechnology companies who we have, for a very long time, entrusted our lives with? A company such as GlaxoSmithKline was making headlines for using a Shanghai travel agency to funnel at least million in bribes. Only last year, the same company paid a total of 3 billion to resolve civil and criminal charges of marketing commonly used prescription drugs for unapproved treatments and using bribes to promote sales. Other industry heavyweights trailing right behind GlaxoSmithKline are now being exposed by various whistleblowers and government officials in the United States for the manufacture of contaminated and defective pills as well as the misplacing of prescription drugs that so…
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Opioid Big Pharma Lawsuits

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The abuse of and addiction to opioids such as heroin, and prescription pain relievers available legally by prescription, such as oxycodone, vicodin, codeine, morphine are all known to interact with opioid receptors on nerve cells in the body and the brain to produce a euphoric effect that can be easily misused to lead to dependence and eventually drug-related overdose incidents and deaths. As the opioid epidemic grows, it doesn’t come as a surprise that millions of Americans are now suing big pharmaceutical companies, physicians, pharmacists, and drug wholesalers for getting them addicted to opioid pills, no thanks to the increase in the number of prescription opioids being dispensed in America. West Virginia, McDowell County town, to be specific, is probably the hardest hit. It has had the highest rate of opioid-related…
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