War Against Prescription Drug Abuse May Have Fueled Heroin Use

War against prescription drug abuse may have fueled heroin use
Some in the field of drug addiction are saying the U.S. government’s fight against prescription drug abuse may be causing the rise in heroin use. The crack down on pill mills, and making prescription narcotics harder to access is fueling the switch to …
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EDITORIAL: Curb prescription drug abuse to prevent heroin nightmare
No one can dispute the far-reaching effects of prescription drug abuse and its lethal path to heroin addiction. Overdose deaths are being reported at an alarming rate, and law enforcement officials are challenged with stopping the scourge.
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Know everything about signs of drug abuse and addiction
Knowing the signs of drug abuse and addiction will help you with identifying problems with family and friends. Addictions are defined as a compulsive need for and use of habit-forming substance — heroine, tobacco or alcohol — characterized …
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Lowering the Deadly Cost of Drug Abuse
As even quaint New England towns deal with desperate residents chasing their next hit of heroin, pain killers or other hard drugs, and with overdose deaths increasing, officials trying to stem drug abuse have begun to focus more on treatment, rather …
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Crime rates drop, local rehab facility sees rise in illegal drug abuse
MCCRACKEN COUNTY, Ky—Crime rates drop, but illegal drug use soars. Law enforcement is cracking down while local rehab centers battle the addiction. New crime statistics provide a new look at just how safe our community is. The McCracken County …
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Film screenings shine a spotlight on teenage prescription drug abuse
Prescription drug abuse is the fastest growing drug problem in America, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. To raise awareness for the often untold threat that prescription drugs can pose, particularly to teenagers and young …
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