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Human Trafficking

How To Report Suspected Human Trafficking

The statistics highlighting just how prevalent human trafficking continues to be in contemporary times are staggering. While many of us do not commonly think about the possibility or the existence of human trafficking, it is a very real social problem that is harming over forty million people around the world. Given the scale of this phenomenon, it can be difficult...

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Risk Of Being A Victim Of Human Trafficking

Who Is Most At Risk Of Being A Victim Of Human Trafficking?

It is important to remember that there is not merely one profile that fits every victim of human trafficking. Throughout the world, including the United States and Canada, victims have been identified across age groups, genders, and nationalities. It might be difficult to accept but anyone can be a victim of human trafficking. However, there are some identifiable factors and...

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How To Identify A Human Trafficking Victim

How To Identify A Human Trafficking Victim

While many likely believe that human trafficking is relegated to the parts of the world far from the developed countries of Canada and the United States, it is uncomfortable to confront the fact that it is a widespread global phenomenon. Indeed, most people are shocked when they learn just how prevalent the practice of human trafficking is – even in...

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Early Signs Of Opioid Addiction

Early Signs Of Opioid Addiction

Opioids are some of the most strongly addictive substances in the world. While these substances are commonly prescribed for pain management, they are also widely used and abused outside of this context. Regardless of the initial reason they are consumed, the use of these substances can quickly spiral out of control and represent a real problem for your physical and...

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How To Treat Opioid Dependence

How To Treat Opioid Dependence

Given the dramatically negative impacts that opioid addiction has on users and their loved ones, it is important that you seek to remove this addiction from your life as quickly as possible. Whether a patient has fallen into opioid dependence from the prolonged use or abuse of prescription medication or through the ingestion of illegal narcotics, the process of weaning...

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Abusing Opioids

Who Is At Risk Of Abusing Opioids?

While all individuals carry some risk of abusing or developing an addiction to opioids, there are some identifiable factors that play a statistically significant role in the development of this condition. Being aware of these factors will allow patients to be more informed as to their own potential for abuse or addiction and take necessary precautions before starting a course...

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5 Prescription Drugs To Be Cautious Of When Using

5 Prescription Drugs To Be Cautious Of When Using

All medications and prescription drugs carry the potential for side effects ranging from the minor to the severe. Many medications that have appropriate medical use carry a significant potential for addiction. If the use of these substances is not carefully monitored, then patients may quickly find that their consumption of these medications can begin to spiral out of control. Especially...

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How People Become Addicted To Prescription Drugs

How People Become Addicted To Prescription Drugs

Nobody thinks that they could become addicted to prescription drugs when first starting a course of treatment. However, the risks of many medications – especially opioids and other dependency-inducing drugs – are very real. Addiction can develop quickly, and it is important to be cognizant of the factors involved in the transition from normal use to problematic behaviour. While a...

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The Long-Term Effects of Abusing Alcohol

The Long-Term Effects of Abusing Alcohol

Alcohol occupies a strange position in our society. Despite the fact that we’ve known for a long while it can be harmful to use in excess, it’s still a large part of many cultures and considered an acceptable and relatively ‘safe’ drug to use. The fact that there isn’t much stigma around drinking can actually make it hard for people...

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5 Common Myths About Alcoholism

5 Common Myths About Alcoholism

Alcoholics have enjoyed a lot of representation in the media. From characters in novels dating back hundreds and hundreds of years right the way up to the dashing, damaged Don Draper in Mad Men, we’ve been fascinated with alcoholism in a morbid kind of way for longer than any of us can remember. However, despite the prevalence of the issue...

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