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Tag: heroin abuse

What are the most Effective Ways to Handle the Heroin Addiction Epidemic?

Dec 13, 2017
By now we’ve all heard that heroin abuse and addiction are still on the rise, leading to shockingly high numbers of overdoses. According to the CDC, between 2002 and 2013,...

Facebook Post Shows the Hard Truth about Heroin Addiction

Sep 16, 2015
A Cincinnati woman put a picture on her Facebook page of herself and her two children standing in front of their dad’s open casket. Her message: heroin is dangerous. The...

Hepatitis C a Risk for Opiate Addicts

Aug 25, 2015
According to the CDC, our country is now seeing the repercussions of the high numbers of heroin and prescription painkiller users manifested in a new threat: Hepatitis C. A new...

White House Develops a Plan to Stop Heroin Epidemic

Aug 19, 2015
It’s what the country has been waiting and hoping for – a real plan that can finally help do something about the tragic rise in heroin addiction and overdose in...

Police Chief’s Facebook Post Gives Hope to Heroin Addicts

Aug 17, 2015
The police chief of Gloucester, Massachusetts, has made big changes in his department when it comes to dealing with drug addicts. The chief, Leonard Campanello, had seen too many people...

Narcan Available at Local Pharmacies

Apr 11, 2015
The opiate antidote, Narcan, is now available at major pharmacies without a prescription. The drug has been used by first responders and given to some civilians in recent years, but...

Is there a Magic Bullet for Opiate Addiction?

Mar 24, 2015
Researchers are always looking for ways to help those struggling with drug and alcohol addiction. A new medication, Vivitrol, is being used in certain treatment programs to help individuals that...

Heroin, Prescription Drug Addiction Impacting Newborns

Mar 9, 2015
As the opiate abuse epidemic continues to claim lives, it also impacts a very vulnerable part of the population: newborns. Newborn babies whose mothers abused heroin or prescription drugs need...

Heroin & Fentanyl, A Deadly Combo

Feb 26, 2014
[Image via WTAE] Over the past few months, a dangerous combination of Fentanyl-laced heroin has led to at least nine deaths or hospitalizations in New Jersey, and the trend seems...
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