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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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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The Most Influential Drug Laws In The United States

Articles, Drug Addiction, Issues, Medical
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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Medical Marijuana

Medical Marijuana

Articles, Drug Addiction, Issues, Medical
MEDICAL MARIJUANA The word medical marijuana refers to consuming the whole, unrefined marijuana plant or its simple extracts to cure signs of disorder and other conditions. The U.S. Food and Medication Administration (FDA) has not acknowledged the marijuana plant as medication. Often, people become mixed up among the terms cannabis and marijuana. Cannabis is a type for a plant species that contains both hemp and marijuana. For a number of people, the finest way to think about cannabis is with a similarity: hemp and marijuana are to cannabis as lemons and oranges are to citrus. Two connected but dissimilar plants, from the identical family. How long it has been used? Cannabis has been used for medicinal purposes since at least the time of early China. With regards to the United States’ pharmacological…
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Issues Caused By Drug Addiction

Issues Caused By Drug Addiction

Articles, Drug Addiction, Issues, Medical
  No one chooses to be addicted to drugs. While they may have chosen to “try” a drug, becoming an addict isn’t a choice. Drug addiction is a disease, and like many other diseases it actually causes a lot of other issues. To an addict, life without their drug of choice isn’t worth living. The lack of this drug may cause them to feel as if they are drowning, desperate for their next fix. In this post, we will discuss some issues that are commonly associated with drug addiction: Legal Issues Addicts tend to participate in risky and illegal behavior because their reasoning is clouded by the drugs. They may drive under the influence and wind up with a DUI, or worse, hurt someone. Or they may end up arrested…
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