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2014-07-03 23:09:46

In its new blog post, A Forever Recovery, an open-ended drug and alcohol treatment program that gets clients off to a great start and gives them a solid foundation in recovery they can believe in, is focusing on the flood of heroin entering the US. Battle Creek, MI (PRWEB) July 03, 2014 In its new blog post, A Forever Recovery, an open-ended drug and alcohol treatment program that gets clients off to a great start and gives them a solid foundation in recovery they can believe in, is...

2014-07-03 23:02:22

Harbor Village Florida comments on Maryland's increasing rates of deaths related to heroin abuse. USA (PRWEB) July 03, 2014 As reported by The Washington Post in the article Heroin Deaths Spike in Maryland (6/27), the Maryland State Department of Health and Mental Hygiene has recently discovered that heroin-related deaths in the state have gone up by 88% within the last three years. Many local residents reported that they were expecting the result to be a large number but did not...

2014-06-26 23:16:37

Touch&Know offers new tool to stay on the offensive in the war against Heroin San Diego, CA (PRWEB) June 26, 2014 According to the 2014 Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation study "Parents in the Dark", parents are grossly uneducated when it comes to knowledge of drugs, including heroin, not only of details pertaining to the drug, such as where it comes from, availability, etc, but the most basic knowledge of how to identify it. In fact, most parents surveyed had a false sense of...

2014-06-25 23:11:11

Drug Treatment Center Finder launches online directory for addicts, by addicts. (PRWEB) June 25, 2014 Drug Treatment Center Finder launched an online directory that helps addicts find treatment centers all over the U.S. The company hopes to add a personal element to an impersonal industry full of red tape and bureaucracy. Unlike other addiction treatment directories, Drug Treatment Center Finder is owned and operated by people who have had their own struggles with addiction: alcohol,...

2014-06-18 23:01:35

Rising deaths from heroin overdose in Louisiana prompted change in policy. Denham Springs, LA (PRWEB) June 18, 2014 On Friday, May 30, 2014, Governor Bobby Jindal signed into law a bill which increased the penalties for repeat offenders guilty of heroin distribution from 50 years to 99 years. This a complete reversal of the sentencing reform that Louisiana Legislature passed a few years ago which had actually lowered the penalty for heroin distribution from a life sentence to 50 years....

Prescription Pain Killer Deaths Outnumber Heroin, Cocaine Overdoses
2014-06-18 07:35:39

Rebekah Eliason for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online Reports from a new study at McGill University indicate that there are a greater number of deaths from commonly prescribed painkillers than from heroin and cocaine overdose combined. This study is the first of its kind and highlights a huge public health issue. Death from prescribed painkillers has dramatically increased in recent years with 16,000 US deaths in 2010. In per capita opioid consumption, the United States and Canada...

2014-06-09 16:25:50

Hundreds of Doctors to Gather to Develop Strategies to Reverse Rx Abuse Epidemic in New Jersey and Release of Parent Testimonial Video Featuring Four New Jersey Moms Whose Children Were Impacted by Rx Abuse and Heroin Abuse to be Released as Part of Week Long Activities. MILLBURN, N.J., June 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In commemoration of the first ever designation of June 9 -13, 2014 as Opioid Abuse Awareness Week, the Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey (PDFNJ) will be...

2014-06-05 08:27:57

JAMA Psychiatry Study confirms Waismann Method research that heroin addiction is prevalent in the inner-city as well as in white suburbs and rural areas. BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., June 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A research paper published in the May 28, 2014 issue of JAMA Psychiatry a paper entitled "The Changing Face of Heroin Use in the United States A Retrospective Analysis of the Past 50 Years" concluded that heroin abuse has left low-income urban areas and has become prevalent in...

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...

2014-05-14 23:06:44

WCRI's 25-state study, Interstate Variations in Use of Narcotics 2nd Edition, will give public officials, employers, worker advocates, and other stakeholders the ability to examine interstate variations and trends in the use of narcotics and prescribing patterns of pain medications in the workers’ compensation system. Cambridge, MA (PRWEB) May 14, 2014 A new study by the Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) found that the amount of narcotics used by an average injured...


Word of the Day
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.