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2014-10-17 16:24:45

WILMINGTON, Del., Oct. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- atTAcK Addiction, winner of the Governor's 2014 volunteer service award , and the News Journal have partnered to present Passport to Awareness on Saturday, October 25, 2014. Passport to Awareness was created as a follow up to the well received Heroin Forum which was presented by the News Journal earlier this year. The Heroin Forum raised the community's awareness of the growing addiction epidemic. Passport to Awareness takes the next...

2014-10-15 23:00:42

In order to help individuals, families and the general public learn more about addiction – and in particular, to separate facts from myths -- Per Wickstrom, the CEO of Best Drug Rehabilitation, has added a new “Addiction” category to his popular blog at PerWickstrom.com. (PRWEB) October 16, 2014 In order to help individuals, families and the general public learn more about addiction – and in particular, to separate facts from myths -- Per Wickstrom, the CEO of Best Drug...

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2014-10-05 06:51:30

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reveals that heroin deaths have risen sharply in many US states. The findings, published in a recent Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, were developed from death certificate data from 28 states. Despite this rise, twice as many people died from prescription opioid overdoses than heroin overdoses in these states in 2012. According to John Tozzi of Bloomberg...

2014-10-01 20:24:23

New Video Profiles Innovative Program Aimed at Countering Spike in Heroin Use SACRAMENTO, Calif., Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An alarming spike in heroin addiction in eastern Ventura County that led to an innovative partnership between Simi Valley Hospital-Adventist Health and area high schools is the subject of a new video produced by the California Hospital Association (CHA). The community benefit program is centered around an acute detox program, which also performs...

2014-10-01 12:27:01

CENTER CITY, Minn., Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Senate recently designated October as "National Prescription Opioid and Heroin Abuse Awareness Month" and resolved to hold a continuous national dialogue on efforts to combat what the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention named the opioid "epidemic." To aid communities in preventing, responding to, and ending addiction to prescription pain pills and heroin, Hazelden Publishing has released the comprehensive Heroin and...

2014-09-30 16:28:37

JOHNSTOWN, Pa., Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Tom Corbett was joined today by Senator Dominic Pileggi (R-Delaware) on the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown campus to sign into law life-saving legislation that will help to reverse heroin overdoses in Pennsylvania. At the event, he also approved recommendations from a working group established in May that will improve the state's response to the growing heroin and opoid addiction and overdose crisis. Opioids are a...

2014-09-16 08:32:01

Big Cities Health Coalition Urges Immediate Federal Action WASHINGTON, Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the top public health officials from Boston, Chicago, and New York City, all members of the Big Cities Health Coalition, arrived on Capitol Hill with a grim report on the state of opioid addiction and overdose in our nation's cities - and a request for federal action to be taken immediately. "Opioid addiction is one of the most challenging problems for health departments to...

2014-09-15 23:01:55

Millennium Treatment Group reports on the White House’s recent shift toward helping drug offenders receive addiction treatment. Lake Worth, FL (PRWEB) September 15, 2014 The White House has recently begun shifting its drug policy away from putting low-level offenders in jail and prison and toward helping them access addiction treatment. Millennium Treatment Group sees this shift as a positive change. The nation is currently grappling with fresh waves of prescription drug and heroin...

2014-09-11 23:05:13

Millennium Treatment Group will treat patients from New Jersey who are battling heroin addiction, which has become a full-blown epidemic in the Garden State. Lake Worth, FL (PRWEB) September 11, 2014 New Jersey is in the midst of a full-blown heroin crisis. According to the New Jersey Attorney General, there were 449 overdose deaths from heroin and morphine in 2012, 591 deaths in 2013 and 380 deaths in the first six months of 2014. While Millennium Treatment Group is located in Florida,...

2014-09-02 12:30:19

Report examines deadly trends that created latest heroin scourge; Research to be presented at National PAIN Week conference September 2-6, 2014 BALTIMORE, Sept. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ameritox(SM), the nation's leader in medication monitoring solutions, today released, "A Deadly Trend: Prescription Drugs to Heroin," a research report that provides concrete evidence linking prescription drug abuse to heroin abuse, and examines deadly trends that have created a unique heroin epidemic. The full...


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