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2013-10-18 12:05:28

Death from analgesic overdose, including the painkillers oxycodone and codeine, is more concentrated in economically disadvantaged neighborhoods with a prevalence of high divorce, single-parent homes than deaths from unintentional causes, according to research conducted at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health. Yet, compared to heroin overdose deaths, analgesic overdoses were found to occur in higher-income neighborhoods. This study is among the first to provide a framework...

2013-10-09 23:03:06

Iowa Governor Branstad Proclaims October Medicine Misuse and Abuse Prevention Month. The improper use of medicines is the fastest growing form of substance abuse in Iowa. Cedar Rapids, IA (PRWEB) October 09, 2013 The Iowa Substance Abuse Information Center (ISAIC), in collaboration with the Governor’s Office of Drug Control Policy (ODCP), today announced a statewide public education program to prevent teen prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) drug misuse and abuse. The “Iowa...

2013-10-07 23:23:29

When other treatment centers failed to help three brothers Kyle, Kirk and Bradley overcome their addictions, the trio turned to Spring Hill rehab facility, Suncoast Rehabilitation Center, for help – each brother got the solution they were looking for and they are celebrating returning to living a drug-free life. Spring Hill, FL (PRWEB) October 07, 2013 A growing number of Americans are struggling with substance abuse, with studies showing a fourfold increase in prescribing of opioid...

2013-09-27 10:20:38

Rhode Island Hospital study shows officers frustrated by limitations to medical role in response A recent study from Rhode Island Hospital has found that a change in the way police respond to drug-related overdose emergencies could contribute to improved outcomes of the victims and to the communities where overdoses occur. The study found that while law enforcement officers often serve as medical first responders, there is a lack of clarity as to what police can do, or should do, at the...

2013-09-24 23:35:11

Passages Malibu comments on the need to confront the growing epidemic of opiate abuse in the US. (PRWEB) September 24, 2013 In a September 10th story by CNN, it was reported that a person dies every 19 minutes from an overdose of prescription painkillers. In order to curtail the epidemic of opioid deaths in the US, which now exceed fatalities from illegal drug use, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has invoked its authority to ensure that extended-release, long-acting opioids like...

2013-09-18 23:27:27

In New Jersey, prosecutors are cracking down on drug dealers by vowing to seek stiff sentences at their trials. Those abusing drugs should contact a detox center such as South Florida's Harbor Village. Miami, Florida (PRWEB) September 18, 2013 In an article by The Trentonian (8/11), titled Dealers now being charged in drug overdose deaths, that in the state of New Jersey, prosecutors are cracking down on drug dealers by vowing to seek stiff sentences at their trials. “We’re going...

2013-08-29 23:21:39

As prescription overdose deaths among women sharply increase, Novus Detox says a solution is needed now—doctors need to exercise caution when prescribing, and must also warn patients of the potential side effects. New Port Richey, FL (PRWEB) August 29, 2013 Prescription drugs have long been claiming the lives of many individuals, costing nearly 15,000 lives each year (1). But who becomes addicted has changed: addicted individuals are no longer only “street people” or “hard core...


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