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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...

Chicago Sees First Cases Of Krokodil Infection
2013-10-14 04:53:38

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The homemade, flesh-eating heroin knock-off krokodil, which originated in Russia before making its way to the US last month, has reportedly infected multiple people in one Chicago suburb. According to Matt Hamilton of the Los Angeles Times, there had been at least three reported cases of people who had “symptoms consistent with krokodil abuse,” including “scaly skin, abscesses, lesions and gangrenous limbs,” at Presence...

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...

2013-10-01 15:20:24

Over past 20 years street prices have fallen while purity/potency has increased Since 1990, the street price of illegal drugs has fallen in real terms while the purity/potency of what's on offer has generally increased, both of which are indicators of availability. The United Nations recently estimated that the illicit drug trade is worth at least US $350 billion every year. And needle sharing is one of the key drivers of blood borne infections, including HIV. The drug trade is also...

War On Illegal Drugs Is A Losing Battle For Authorities
2013-10-01 13:23:38

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Authorities are losing the global battle trying to control illegal drugs, according to a study published in the journal BMJ Open. Researchers analyzed data from seven international government-funded drug surveillance systems containing 10 years of information on the price and purity of cannabis, cocaine and opiates such as heroin. They also reviewed the number of seizures of illegal drugs in production regions and rates of consumption...

2013-09-30 23:43:38

On October 1, 2013 a national coalition of advocate organizations called the Fed Up! Coalition will hold a major rally to call for an immediate, coordinated and comprehensive federal response to the epidemic of opioid addiction and overdose deaths. The Rally will run from noon until 2:00 p.m. in Upper Senate Park at the Capitol in Washington D.C. Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) September 30, 2013 As the death toll from the opioid epidemic climbs, grief turns to action at FED UP! Rally in D.C....

2013-09-28 23:05:04

The addiction professionals at Drug Rehab Center Hamburg have a new method of addiction treatment that is far more effective at helping people reach sobriety. Hamburg, NY (PRWEB) September 28, 2013 The addiction specialists at Drug Rehab Center Hamburg are pleased to announce their new addiction treatment approach is helping more patients get clean than ever before. Thanks to a redesigned addiction treatment plan devised by the expert staff, patients at Drug Rehab Center Hamburg are...

2013-09-27 23:25:40

The innovative alcoholism treatment at Drug Rehab Center Miramar is helping countless people end their addiction to alcohol for good. Miramar, FL (PRWEB) September 27, 2013 Drug Rehab Center Miramar has breakthrough new treatment programs that are helping those with an alcohol addiction. Alcohol is a substance that is very prevalent in our society. Try going to a supermarket, restaurant, or your local corner store without running into a giant fridge full of alcohol. That is why the new...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'