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Tag: heroin abuse

Hepatitis C a Risk for Opiate Addicts

Aug 25, 2015
According to the CDC, our country is now seeing the repercussions of the high numbers of heroin and prescription painkiller users manifested in a new threat: Hepatitis C. A new...

White House Develops a Plan to Stop Heroin Epidemic

Aug 19, 2015
It’s what the country has been waiting and hoping for – a real plan that can finally help do something about the tragic rise in heroin addiction and overdose in...

Police Chief’s Facebook Post Gives Hope to Heroin Addicts

Aug 17, 2015
The police chief of Gloucester, Massachusetts, has made big changes in his department when it comes to dealing with drug addicts. The chief, Leonard Campanello, had seen too many people...

State Announces Art Contest to Help with Heroin Crisis

Jul 22, 2015
In today’s world, we need to use every tactic possible to help curb opiate abuse and addiction. Many different ideas have been presented and implemented, including better monitoring of prescription...

What New Jersey’s Newest Law Means for Opiate Addicts

Jul 21, 2015
Governor Christie signed a bill this week that targets the prescription opiate problem in New Jersey. The bill strengthens the state’s prescription drug monitoring program in the hopes that it...

New Jersey Eclipses National Statistics for Heroin Overdoses

Jul 13, 2015
New Jersey has achieved some unwelcome statistics. In a report released earlier this month by the CDC, the national numbers of heroin overdoses have skyrocketed in recent years, quadrupling from...

Deaths from Fentanyl Skyrocketing in New Jersey

Jun 24, 2015
New Jersey’s opioid crisis seems to keep getting worse, according to new studies. Data from 2014 show that overdose deaths from fentanyl, a prescription opioid, tripled in the state in...

Drug Bust in New York Traced to New Jersey Traffickers

Jun 3, 2015
A recent historical drug bust in New York is being called the largest heroin bust in New York history. Investigators confiscated 154 pounds of heroin, valued at $50 million, and...

Narcan Available at Local Pharmacies

Apr 11, 2015
The opiate antidote, Narcan, is now available at major pharmacies without a prescription. The drug has been used by first responders and given to some civilians in recent years, but...

Is there a Magic Bullet for Opiate Addiction?

Mar 24, 2015
Researchers are always looking for ways to help those struggling with drug and alcohol addiction. A new medication, Vivitrol, is being used in certain treatment programs to help individuals that...
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