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2014-02-28 23:28:46

In light of recent media attention surrounding the topic, New Found Life of Delray Beach, a premier treatment and recovery center located in Florida, released an official statement today regarding increased heroin use across the country. Since the death of Philip Seymour Hoffman, New Found Life of Delray Beach has received an increased amount of inquiries, phone calls, and web traffic due to recent news coverage surrounding heroin. Delray Beach, Florida (PRWEB) February 28, 2014 On...

2014-02-25 23:04:03

Pat Moore Foundation, an alcohol and drug treatment center located in Costa Mesa, California, responds to the recent rise in heroin usage and overdoses in America. Costa Mesa, California (PRWEB) February 25, 2014 Since the recent death of the famous actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, there’s been a significant spike in attention regarding heroin use. It is natural for people to want to make sense of such a tragedy, but unfortunately you can’t make sense of addiction. Heroin is a highly...

Fentanyl-Laced Heroin Deaths Continue To Climb
2014-02-17 09:34:55

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Federal official are blaming a deadly combination of heroin and the powerful narcotic fentanyl for over 80 deaths around the United States in recent weeks. Often used as an anesthetic, fentanyl is typically administered in hospitals to people in end-of-life care, such as terminal cancer patients. Dr. Karl Williams, the chief medical examiner in Pennsylvania’s Allegheny County, told ABC News in January that recent trends represent a...

2014-02-14 23:24:48

Passages Malibu CEO comments on sobering new research on cocaine and heroin users. Malibu, CA (PRWEB) February 14, 2014 The February 2014 issue of the Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment published an analysis of data on mortality risks of users of cocaine and heroin. That analysis showed users of those substances to be at 14 times higher risk of fatality, compared to the general population. The study was conducted in Spain and included a population of more than 8,800 participants...

2014-02-14 23:22:04

Treatment Center Finder is battling addiction on the front lines seven days a week. To handle this growing problem, the company's addiction hotline has expanded into 6 new states, bringing the total states covered by their services up to 12 states total now. (PRWEB) February 14, 2014 The problem of addiction has risen dramatically in recent years in the United States. In October of 2013 it was stated by the U.S. Department of Health and Human services that around 20.4 million people...

2014-02-13 23:22:35

Drug rehabilitation centers such as Narconon Arrowhead of Oklahoma experience a rise in the number of clients admitted for prescription drug use. Canadian, Oklahoma (PRWEB) February 13, 2014 According to the CDC (The Center for Disease Control and Prevention), deaths from prescription painkillers have reached epidemic levels in the past decade. The number of overdose deaths has become greater than deaths from heroin and cocaine combined. A big part of the problem is the nonmedical use of...

2014-02-11 12:23:40

WASHINGTON, Feb. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The untimely deaths of actors Philip Seymour Hoffman and Cory Monteith from drug overdoses once again highlight a serious continuing public health problem in America that emergency physicians see every day. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100616/DC22034LOGO-d) "We see up close and personal the severe damage these poisons can do to the human body," said Dr. Alex Rosenau, president of the American College of Emergency Physicians....

2014-02-10 23:22:47

Chief Medical Officer speaks about dangerous growing trend Orlando, FL (PRWEB) February 10, 2014 The Recovery Village's Dr. Stacy Seikel recently spoke to FOX 35 News about the growing epidemic that is hitting areas of the country. The news story came after the death of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, who died from an apparent heroin overdose earlier this week. FOX 35 reporter Holly Bristow told of the decline of heroin abuse nearly 12 years ago, a trend which has reversed in recent...

2014-02-07 23:04:55

Recent headlines have raised grave concerns about the growing number of addicts struggling to overcome the critical dangers and long-term failure of standard treatment protocols. The new all-natural Pouyan Method of healing is reversing the deadly trend. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) February 07, 2014 The Holistic Sanctuary has learned the number of heroin users in the US has more than doubled in the past five years, according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration...

2014-02-07 13:27:10

A study compares mortality among hard drug users A new study analyses the risk factors and excess mortality among heroin and cocaine consumers admitted to treatment in Spain. The results reveal that the fatality rate among consumers of both drugs is 14.3 times higher than for the general population, while among those only using cocaine, it is 5.1 times higher. In Spain the majority of deaths related to cocaine are not correctly certified and therefore up until now very few studies have...


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