Posts Tagged ‘heroin addiction’

Fatal Methadone Overdoses Soar in Kent County – WZZM

...  methadone overdoses soar in Kent County – WZZMFatal methadone overdoses soar in Kent CountyWZZMMethadone entered the public consciousness in the 1950s when American doctors began using it to treat heroin addiction. Today, about 500,000 people are participating in methadone treatment programs nationwide, including several hundred locally.Methadone Uses – Google News Boston to shutter drug treatment facility – Boston GlobeBoston to shutter drug treatment facilityBoston GlobeIn a 6-to-1 vote last week, Boston's Board of Health decided to end more than 40 years of city-run methadone treatment, which uses the narcotic to wean addicts from heroin and other opiates. ...

Fatal Methadone Overdoses Soar in Kent County – WZZM

...  methadone overdoses soar in Kent County – WZZMFatal methadone overdoses soar in Kent CountyWZZMMethadone entered the public consciousness in the 1950s when American doctors began using it to treat heroin addiction. Today, about 500,000 people are participating in methadone treatment programs nationwide, including several hundred locally.Methadone Uses – Google News Boston to shutter drug treatment facility – Boston GlobeBoston to shutter drug treatment facilityBoston GlobeIn a 6-to-1 vote last week, Boston's Board of Health decided to end more than 40 years of city-run methadone treatment, which uses the narcotic to wean addicts from heroin and other opiates. ...

“COP” Program to Combat Heroin Addiction in NY

...  Program To Combat Heroin Addiction In NY — Attorney General Schneiderman launched his Community Overdose Prevention (COP) program, which will equip of all New York law-enforcement officers with naloxo… Editorial: Opiate–overdose antidote will save lives Naloxone is the standard treatment for opiate overdoses, which claimed 16,600 lives in 2010, according to the Office of National Drug Control Policy. Right now people have to rely on emergency responders to administer the injections. New ...

The Real Deal: Insurance Coverage for Heroin Addiction

...  Real Deal: Insurance coverage for heroin addiction … at different treatment modalities." More specifically, the need for medication in overcoming addiction, "for a lot of people, families when you say methadone, it comes with a stigma, and people don't want to have their child become a methadone user … Read more on WRGBDrugged driving bill receives preliminary approval in Vermont They also raised concerns about the test police use to determine whether someone is under the influence of drugs. The bill ...

Senate Dems Unveil Bill Package to Fight Heroin Epidemic

...  Dems unveil bill package to fight heroin epidemic Parker told a story of his brother who died of a methadone overdose in jail after contracting the AIDS virus. He has introduced a bill (S.7101) that would provide $ 200,000 for the production of public service announcements and a social media campaign … Read more on Legislative GazetteWoman Found Suffering from Heroin Overdose at Northampton City Hall Clearly you dont know a THING about heroin addiction….as I sit here at the methadone clinic and read this article and your unforgiving comment, you need a sever whack upside the head! Knowing friends of family who struggle is one thing but going … Read more on abc40R.I. State Police being armed with Narcan to counteract opiate overdoses Opiates include heroin, methadone and prescription drugs such as OxyContin or Vicodin. Someone who uses too much of an opiate experiences slowing breathing and, without getting help, can ...

Fatal Methadone Overdoses Soar in Kent County – WZZM

...  methadone overdoses soar in Kent County – WZZMFatal methadone overdoses soar in Kent CountyWZZMMethadone entered the public consciousness in the 1950s when American doctors began using it to treat heroin addiction. Today, about 500,000 people are participating in methadone treatment programs nationwide, including several hundred locally.Methadone Uses – Google News Boston to shutter drug treatment facility – Boston GlobeBoston to shutter drug treatment facilityBoston GlobeIn a 6-to-1 vote last week, Boston's Board of Health decided to end more than 40 years of city-run methadone treatment, which uses the narcotic to wean addicts from heroin and other opiates. ...