Tag: heroin overdose

Opiate Rehabs Report Over 22,00 People Died from Heroin in 2015 Last year for the first time since the Model-T rolled off the Ford assembly line more people in the United States were killed by Heroin and Opiate overdoses than were killed in car accidents. The Centers for Disease Control reported that since the year

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SNL Skit on Heroin Has Most of America Enraged Those who have lost loved ones to what has recently become recognized as a national heroin epidemic may have been slightly (or severely) offended by the somewhat distasteful sketch that aired on Saturday Night Live this past weekend. In the fake television commercial, Julia Louis-Dreyfus depicts

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High School Heroin Overdoses It’s the start of the school year. That means parents everywhere are buying their children pencils, notebooks, TI-89 graphing calculators, and opioid overdose kits. Wait…what? Okay, parents aren’t buying their children overdose kits, but a new trend is emerging in middle and high schools across the country – they’re stocking Narcan.

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New Jersey’s Alarming Heroin Problem The heroin epidemic is still raging across the United States. In fact, a recently released Center for Disease Control study found that heroin use has more than doubled in the last ten years. And bad as the situation is across the country, it’s even worse in New Jersey. According to

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Younger Addicts are Overdosing More Often There’s been a large shift in the demographics of heroin addicts over the last fifteen years. Coinciding with this demographic shift is another shift – the spike in heroin overdose rates among younger white individuals from the Midwest. Consider that in 2000, way back in the halcyon days of

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