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The Student News Site of DePaul University

The DePaulia

The Student News Site of DePaul University

The DePaulia

New Illinois program lets patients substitute opiate prescriptions for pot

New Illinois program lets patients substitute opiate prescriptions for pot

Lacey Latch, Arts & Life Editor April 15, 2019

In 2017, 2,202 families in Illinois felt the immediate effects of the opioid epidemic that has consumed the nation. Over 2,000 Illinois residents died in opiate related drug overdoses in that year, a rate...

Getting to the root: When it comes to kratom, the legal opioid substitute, the benefits outweigh the costs

Getting to the root: When it comes to kratom, the legal opioid substitute, the benefits outweigh the costs

Molly O'Mera, Contributing Writer October 1, 2018

In 2018, America finds itself in the unique position of a state-by-state cannabis prohibition while also fighting one of the largest drug crises in the country's history - the opioid epidemic. A new, breakout...

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The Opioid Crisis: The medical industry’s role in creating and ending it

David P. Stein November 6, 2017

Addiction to opioids has plagued the U.S. for decades, and it's a problem that hasn't shown signs of slowing down. Out of the 1,889 deaths caused by opioid-related overdoses across Illinois in 2016, it’s...

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