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2014-05-30 23:05:46

The Substance Abuse Help Group Organization Comments on Efforts of Study Miami, FL (PRWEB) May 30, 2014 As reported by CBS News in the article The New Face of Heroin: Today's Users Different Than Decades Ago(5/28), a recent study has found that the demographic statistic of modern-day heroin users differs from users of the 1960's. According to the study, the most significant difference was found in gender and location. While both young men and women living in suburban and rural...

2014-05-29 23:14:54

The Substance Abuse Help Group Commends Former Bon Jovi Guitarist For His Efforts Toms River, NJ (PRWEB) May 29, 2014 As reported by The Associated Press in the article Bon Jovi Guitarist to Play at Anti-Drug Forum, (5/27) Richie Sambora will be debuting a song called “Lighthouse” at an anti-drug forum. The song is aimed at fighting off heroin and prescription pill abuse, two epidemics that have currently hit New Jersey and other states along the east coast. Sambora, who has never...

2014-05-27 23:12:30

In its latest blog post Best Drug Rehabilitation, which offers treatment programs and believes that having family close by during a stay in rehab can make a big difference in whether or not the process is successful, is looking at common street names for popular drugs. (PRWEB) May 27, 2014 In its latest blog post Best Drug Rehabilitation, which offers treatment programs and believes that having family close by during a stay in rehab can make a big difference in whether or not the process...

2014-05-22 23:04:25

Although treatment facility would like to see less people hooked on heroin, they strive to provide the perfect environment to get off of it in. New York, New York (PRWEB) May 22, 2014 As reported by WBNG 12 Action News in the article Schumer: NYS to Create Heroin Tracking Database (5/21), New York State is in the middle of working with government officials and local law enforcement to help better track heroin activity. As a part of the measure, a database called DrugStat will be formed to...

2014-05-13 23:04:47

TreatmentHelp, drug and rehabilitation website, identifies five states that have gained notoriety for its rising heroin-related problems. Delray Beach, FL (PRWEB) May 13, 2014 For the last 2 decades, heroin has been slowly yet surely plaguing the United States. Death rates resulting from heroin use have been increasing among all age groups. Heroin has also gained notoriety as being the cause of death among talented celebrities such as Janis Joplin, River Phoenix, Philip Seymour Hoffman,...

2014-05-09 12:26:10

Announces Effort to Coordinate State and Local Response PITTSBURGH, May 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Tom Corbett today convened a group of local and state health, law enforcement, legislative and judicial officials along with individuals impacted by addiction to discuss the response to Pennsylvania's growing opioid addiction and overdose situation. Opioids can be found in many prescription drugs as well as illegal drugs such as heroin. Between 2009 and 2013, nearly...

2014-05-08 12:29:29

RICHMOND, Va., May 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Dr. Peter Coleman, the National Medical Director of The Coleman Institute, was voted top addiction medicine specialist in Richmond Magazine's 2014 "Top Doctors" survey. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140508/85672 The Richmond Magazine survey asks local physicians to recommend doctors in 82 categories, ranging from neurology, to pediatrics, and to addiction. Dr. Coleman received the most amount of votes in the Addiction...

2014-05-06 23:15:14

With heroin abuse an urgent health crisis that has Connecticut in its grip, the new detoxification program, Mountainside Detox, is being created to alleviate the mounting need for additional treatment services in the state starting in late spring. Canaan, CT (PRWEB) May 06, 2014 Heroin abuse is an urgent health crisis that has Connecticut in its grip, with heroin addiction currently ranking second behind alcohol as the reason people seek substance abuse treatment. Mountainside treatment...

2014-04-30 23:21:39

New hydrocodone painkiller could come with an increased risk of addiction. Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (PRWEB) April 30, 2014 A brand-new painkiller has been released, and it could pose a very serious threat to the public. Zohydro is the first painkiller that is made up only of hydrocodone, and available dosage amounts go as high as 50 milligrams. This is five times as much as comparable drugs. Destination Hope's Florida drug rehab is concerned that a lack of education and easy access to...

2014-04-25 23:01:55

Teenagers are discovering heroin in record amounts which has facilitated the need for treatment. As teens enter adulthood, drug rehab facilities such as Arizona's The River Source are anticipating no shortage of those seeking help. Mesa, Arizona (PRWEB) April 25, 2014 A disturbing trend is taking form throughout high schools in the United States, and that is a dramatic increase in how many teenagers are both experimenting with and regularly using heroin. It is believed that this surge...


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