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Texas Opioid Overdoses are Increasing

According to recent news reports from Houston Public Media, opioid overdose deaths in Texas have been rising at a rate of about ten percent a year since 2014.1 As other states across the U.S. also grapple with increasing opioid overdose deaths, the need for high-quality addiction treatment continues to be high.

Surprisingly, new data released in April of 2018 found that Americans are filling far fewer opioid prescriptions than they used to. In fact, the U.S. as a whole showed an 8.9 percent average decrease in the number of opioid prescriptions filled by retail and mail-order pharmacies. The number of opioid prescriptions filled dropped in all 50 states, including Texas.2

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What are Designer Drugs?

designer drugs

Designer drugs are drugs that have been created to mimic the effects of illegal substances while still attempting to be sold legally. They are often made in homes or secret illegal labs. They can be made from plant substances or entirely synthetic chemicals that can be legally purchased in order to attempt to create a new “legal” substance.

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