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2013-06-27 12:28:19

Drug Caused at Least 50 Fatalities This Year in Pennsylvania HARRISBURG, Pa., June 27, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs issued a warning today about fentanyl and its derivative, acetyl fentanyl, a deadly drug that resembles heroin, but is much more potent and has caused 50 deaths in Pennsylvania this year. After recently confirming five overdoses, including one fatality, from the drug in Lebanon County, the department last week called upon...

2013-06-24 16:27:21

Novus Medical Detox warns the public of an increasing dilemma--after losing access to prescription drugs, many substance abusers are turning to heroin. Novus Detox says those afflicted with addiction should seek treatment now to avoid falling into deeper addiction. NEW PORT RICHEY, Fla., June 24, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Once regarded as the most devastating drug problem in the U.S., heroin abuse lost some if its vigor after the rise of prescription drug abuse. But following the...

2013-06-18 09:48:37

A missing brain enzyme increases concentrations of a protein related to pain-killer addiction, according to an animal study. The results will be presented Monday at The Endocrine Society's 95th Annual Meeting in San Francisco. Opioids are pain-killing drugs, derived from the opium plant, which block signals of pain between nerves in the body. They are manufactured in prescription medications like morphine and codeine, and also are found in some illegal drugs, like heroin. Both legal and...

2013-06-17 16:24:43

NEW YORK, June 17, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a Statement of Steve Pasierb, President and CEO, The Partnership at Drugfree.org: Last Friday, Urban Outfitters issued a statement to CNN that it was halting the sale of prescription drug paraphernalia products. The statement read, "In this extensive range of product we recognize that from time to time there may be individual items that are misinterpreted by people who are not our customer. As a result of this...

2013-06-10 16:25:51

Drug users can be trained to use overdose antidote naloxone and save lives, says international public health coalition VILNIUS, Lithuania, June 10, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Drug users, their families, and friends, need to know how to use, access, and advocate for the life-saving drug naloxone, said the Open Society Foundations and an international coalition of public health organizations today who launched the website naloxoneinfo.org. The coalition includes the Open...

2013-06-07 23:16:52

Teens looking for their next ℠fix´ find it in a powerful fentanyl and heroin combination. Recovery Associates can help these troubled youths stop their drug use through their Adolescent Track. WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (PRWEB) June 07, 2013 A spike in the number of teen heroin overdoses in New York state is a haunting reminder of how powerful and addictive this drug can be among adolescents. To read more about this drug problem visit this link...

2013-06-04 23:16:53

The NorthernCaliforniaDrugRehab.com website recently launched aiming to help those in northern California struggling with drug addiction start a successful recovery. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) June 04, 2013 In a region that is no stranger to the widespread problem of substance abuse and full-blown drug addiction, NorthernCaliforniaDrugRehab.com offers a new ray of hope to addicts and their families. Although individuals from outside the region are welcome to access the services offered by...

2013-05-16 23:32:10

Last month, Montreal police seized 10,000 pills of Desmethyl Fentanyl, a drug 40 times more powerful than heroin. Recovery Associates, a Christian Drug Rehab Center, discusses the potentially deadly consequences this new drug could have and how they plan to treat those struggling with it. West Palm Beach, Florida (PRWEB) May 16, 2013 Simply put, addiction is a “disease of more.” Addicts look for a faster, stronger, more powerful high. Prescription drug abuse has been a growing...

2013-05-10 23:02:12

Recovery Associates expands emphasis on heroin addiction treatment programs. Numerous recovery tracks focus on addressing and stopping powerful drug addiction to heroin or morphine. Miami, Florida (PRWEB) May 10, 2013 Recovery Associates, through its multiple therapeutic tracks, is placing an emphasis upon heroin addiction treatment, helping men and women break free from this harrowing, potent drug. Heroin turns normal, functioning people into walking zombies and can leave them with...

2013-05-09 23:49:33

The new line of hipster related products includes flasks, pint glasses, and shot glasses made to look like prescription medication bottles. The marketing tactic underscores the deadly rise of prescription medication abuse in more recent years. Malibu, CA (PRWEB) May 08, 2013 Call them ironic, call them tongue-in-cheek or in poor taste, but the fact remains that Urban Outfitters is making light of prescription medication use with a new line of drinking related products. The perception among...