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Local Fox news reported that there were 7 heroin overdoses in Guilford County within a 24 hour period this past weekend. Guilford emergency workers responded to numerous calls. There have been 39 documented overdose incidents in the county since the end of 2013. The Director of Guilford EMS, Jim Albright, was quoted as warning the

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Prescription drug abuse has never before received the degree of attention shown by the national media and government officials over the last several years. This new level of coverage & involvement is welcomed, and it is necessary in order to help educate our society on the ever-present dangers of prescription medications being abused or illegally

Once again in recent news we see further evidence of the escalating opioid addiction epidemic making its way across America. A March article in the New York Times depicts the almost unreal prevalence of heroin addiction in a small Vermont community known as Bennington. Bennington has a population of 17,000 and is described as a quaint,

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The New York Times reported yesterday that actor Philip Seymour Hoffman died Sunday of a drug overdose. He was found dead in a Greenwich Village apartment by a friend who had become concerned about him. Authorities report that an envelope suspected to contain heroin was found near Mr. Hoffman and a syringe still in his

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Heroin and Prescription Drug Overdose

Thursday, 16 January 2014 by

Just released by The Partnership at DrugFree.org is another article highlighting the growing opioid overdose epidemic spreading across America. The popular vacation destination, Jersey Shore, experienced an increase in overdose deaths in 2013 which doubled that seen in the previous year. The article reports that three people have already died this year in Ocean County,

Methadone for Opiate Addiction

Tuesday, 17 December 2013 by

Methadone has been used successfully in the United States for over 40 years as a primary treatment for opiate addiction. Many thousands of patients across the country are now stable and have restored their lives by utilizing methadone medication to manage opioid withdrawal. SAMHSA (the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) has identified methadone

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