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Synthetic opioids are a category of human-made drugs that have a chemical makeup comparable to natural opiates and semi-synthetic opioids derived from the opium poppy. They include both prescription painkillers and illicit fentanyl and its analogs, carfentanil, methadone, Tramadol, and U-47700, among others. More specifically,
Due to broad legalization and approval for medical purposes, marijuana use in the United States is at a record high. At the time of this writing, only eight states continue to make marijuana unlawful, although, at the federal level, it remains categorized as a Schedule
There has been a rise in the incarceration of women in the United States. In the past quarter-century, there has been an undeniable change for women within the criminal justice system. The number of women being incarcerated has exploded because of a few different factors.
New research is showing there are environmental factors that can lead to substance abuse and addiction later in life for children. There are factors we know about abuse or trauma. New research is showing that other environmental factors like administering anesthetics to children and adolescents
Many individuals begin to use substances out of curiosity, due to peer pressure, or as a misguided attempt to cope with everyday stress or a history of mental illness or trauma. Self-medication is often mentioned by those struggling with addiction as a significant motivation for
Sexual violence is something no person, male or female, should ever have to experience. It is a life-changing event. The trauma after an experience like this can last for a long time, especially if it is never discussed. Sex-related crimes are one of the most