The Exchange

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Substance Abuse

<a href='/the-exchange/the-dilemma-of-the-opioid-crisis-and-cancer-pain'>The Dilemma of the Opioid Crisis and Cancer Pain</a>

The Dilemma of the Opioid Crisis and Cancer Pain

The misuse of opioids and inappropriate prescribing patterns have led to addiction and overdose deaths in the United States that have risen sharply in the past 10 years. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website, from 2016 to 2017 alone drug overdose deaths rose by 9.6%, with over 70,200 opioid-related deaths. more >

Found in: Oncology/Hematology, Substance Abuse

<a href='/the-exchange/vaping-what-parents-need-to-know'>Vaping: What Parents Need to Know</a>

Vaping: What Parents Need to Know

So what is vaping? Vaping is the inhaling and exhaling of an aerosol produced by using a vaping device. Vaping is illegal for anyone under the age of 18, and more >

<a href='/the-exchange/substance-use-disorders-in-youth'>Substance Use Disorders in Youth</a>

Substance Use Disorders in Youth

In the United States, about 5% of youth aged 12 to 17 will develop a substance use disorder (SUD) each year, but fewer than 10% of the 1.3 million youth who more >

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