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2014-08-18 12:25:11

WASHINGTON, Aug. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Emergency physicians should expect "an upswing in what on the surface appear to be heroin overdoses," but are actually overdoses tied to acetyl fentanyl, an opiate that is mixed into street drugs marketed as heroin. The looming threat of another unregulated quasi-legal drug is detailed today online in Annals of Emergency Medicine ("The Potential Threat of Acetyl Fentanyl: Legal Issues, Contaminated Heroin, and Acetyl Fentanyl...

2014-07-25 23:01:05

Harbor Village Florida reports on the rise in heroin use in Michigan. USA (PRWEB) July 25, 2014 As reported by Wood TV 8 in the article Michigan Heroin Use, OD Deaths Increase(7/20), Michigan has seen a nearly 500-person increase in heroin related overdose deaths in the past four years. While the count was 271 between 1999 and 2002, the toll increased to 728 during the 2010-2012 year range. DEA Agents believe that, like other states, drug users in Michigan have turned to heroin after...

2014-07-25 23:00:56

Harbor Village Florida reports on multiple states cracking down on heroin epidemic. USA (PRWEB) July 25, 2014 As reported by the Statesman Journal in the article Scanning The Battlefield in War On Heroin (7/20), police in Salem, MA as well as several other states are beginning to seriously crack down on the recent heroin epidemic that has taken many lives during the past couple of years. The article focuses on one heroin-related overdose case in which police were able to make two arrests...

2014-07-16 12:27:42

Three-year analysis of more than 1.4 million test results also shows majority of Americans continue to put health at risk through dangerous drug combinations and skipping doses MADISON, N.J., July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Five states that have implemented multi-faceted prescription drug abuse prevention programs in recent years showed the highest rate of decline in prescription drug misuse rates nationwide, according to a new study issued today by Quest Diagnostics (NYSE: DGX), the world's...

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...


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Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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