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2014-01-09 11:36:55

Researchers from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) and Boston Medical Center (BMC) have identified that injection frequency and taking anti-retroviral therapy for HIV are risk factors for nonfatal drug overdoses among Russians who are HIV positive and inject drugs. Alexander Walley, MD, MSc, an attending physician in general internal medicine at BMC and an assistant professor of medicine at BUSM, is the study's lead author. Published in the journal AIDS Care, the study was done...

2013-12-12 23:29:13

Narconon Freedom Center Michigan, a drug rehab facility, is offering a holiday season special to veterans struggling with prescription drug use. Albion, MI (PRWEB) December 12, 2013 Narconon Freedom Center, a drug rehab facility, is responding to the story CBS News broke this fall with a holiday special offer for veterans. The CBS story (cbsnews.com/videos/congress-probes-veterans-prescription-drug-overdose-deaths/) revealed returning veterans are receiving lethal amounts of pain...

2013-11-16 23:03:18

A Tampa drug detox center offers new female-only program to stop drug dependency. Call (855) 912-7867 for an appointment at Drug Addiction Treatment Centers. Tampa, FL (PRWEB) November 16, 2013 A Tampa drug detox center is launching a new women’s program solely focused on eliminating prescription drug use and abuse from her life. This program is available through Drug Addiction Treatment Centers. This is an ongoing problem not only in Tampa and Florida but the United States itself....

2013-11-12 10:45:57

Investigators look at the link between geographic patterns and death rates in the new issue of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine A new study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine gives new insight into the geographic variation in drug poisoning mortality, with both urban centers and rural areas showing a large increase in death rates. While previous studies have looked at drug poisoning related deaths in broad strokes, this is the first study to examine them on...

2013-10-30 23:34:45

Prescription drug abuse fatalities are now more prevalent than those from illegal drugs. (PRWEB) October 30, 2013 Drug rehab Florida centers are seeing the truth of recent reports on the fatalities associated with legal drug abuse. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that at least 50 percent of Americans are taking a minimum of one prescription drug at any time. An October 2013 report from the D.C. based nonprofit Trust for America’s Health indicates that...

2013-10-30 23:33:50

The report revealed the scope of the prescription drug misuse epidemic in the US, state-by-state. Malibu, CA (PRWEB) October 30, 2013 A new report, released on October 7th by the Trust for America’s Health, showed alarming statistics regarding the development of widespread problems with American prescription medication misuse since 1999. Drug overdose fatalities, a majority of which stemmed from prescription medication, doubled in 29 states since 1999. Misuse and abuse of prescription...

2013-10-30 10:44:48

If confirmed, findings suggest an opportunity to screen for prescription drug abuse risk -- and reduce potential for addiction or overdose With prescription drug abuse at epidemic levels nationwide, and overdoses killing more people than auto accidents in many states, a new University of Michigan study provides striking new data about the misuse of potent prescription painkillers and sedatives by teens and young adults. In all, 10.4 percent of the teens and young adults treated in the...

2013-10-29 23:31:35

Passages Malibu issues statement on the connection between past trauma and vulnerability for substance dependency. Malibu, CA (PRWEB) October 29, 2013 Following a September 19th report by CBS News, Congressional leaders planned to meet on October 10th to discuss the overmedicating of returning US service people. A records request by CBS News revealed VA data that showed narcotics prescriptions to have jumped 259% over the past 11 years, while the number of patients treated by the VA was...


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