Drug Addiction Treatment

Inhaling heroin can damage brain tissue, says study

Drug users are increasingly taking heroin through “chasing the dragon” method of inhaling the addictive opioid to get high. According to a new review published in the journal JAMA Neurology in July 2018, the method could lead to several devastating side effects like irreversible brain damage and dementia. Lead author and neurologist Ciro Ramos-Estebanez of […]

Fentanyl test strips launched to combat drug overdose

Drug testing strips, similar to home pregnancy kits, could now help in detecting fentanyl overdose in drug samples, as per a recent study carried out by a Rhode Island epidemiologist and published on Feb.8, 2018. A Canadian company has manufactured the strips and the public health officials in New York and Canada have used these […]

Release of ‘The Most Dangerous Man in America’ chronicles the problem of LSD in US
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Award-winning authors Bill Minutaglio and Steven L. Davis have come up with a new book titled “The Most Dangerous Man in America.” By navigating through the American streets in 1970 that witnessed terrorist bombings, the book gives an amusing and exhaustive account of the tumult between LSD advocate Timothy Leary, President Nixon and the American […]

Make drug testing a routine part of primary-care medicine, says advisor to Jeff Sessions
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The first Director of National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), a former White House drug czar under President Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford and an advisor on marijuana policy to Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Dr. Robert DuPont, is promoting an aggressive drug testing regimen by vouching for routine drug testing in primary-care medicine and asking […]

I shook hands with death: Lamar Odom on his near-death experience after cocaine overdose
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As an NBA player, Lamar Odom has seen so much and got whatever he wanted in his life. But he certainly didn’t want to see his death so closely, thanks to his drug habits which saw him in coma for four days as he battled for life. The former Los Angeles Laker poured his heart […]

Deadly heroin-fentanyl mix claims youngest victim, a 10-year-old boy

The deadly heroin-fentanyl mix has claimed the life of yet another unsuspecting victim. Alton Banks, a 10-year-old, fifth-grader at Frederick Douglass Elementary School, died post a trip to the local swimming pool on June 23, 2017. Alton started vomiting when he returned from the pool and was found unconscious in the evening. He was rushed […]

Fed chief blames opioid abuse for falling US labor participation

Amid the rising number of drug overdose deaths across the United States, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen has said that the widespread opioid abuse is tied to the nation’s declining labor participation. According to Yellen, the problem is so prevalent that it is holding back the country’s labor market. Yellen’s remarks came on July 13, […]

More Central Florida first responders learn to administer miracle drug, Narcan

After the prescription drug epidemic of 2010, South Florida is again witnessing an alarming increase in the number of opioid-related mortalities. As per reports, while the state of Florida continues to report an increase in heroin-related fatalities, the first half of 2016 saw more than 700 people in the state dying of a fentanyl overdose, […]

Supervised injection facility: New approach to curbing drug overdose cases

The United States is reeling under an opioid crisis. Not only prescription drugs but also illicit opioids such as heroin and fentanyl are being abused by people across the U.S. A preliminary data compiled recently by The New York Times shows that drug overdose has become the leading cause of death for Americans under the […]

Clean needle program aims to reduce heroin use

Providing heroin users with sterile needles to reduce heroin use may appear to be a self-defeating step. However, many major cities in several countries have been doing just that with surprisingly good results. People who are addicted to heroin might share their needles and even their syringes with others, which facilitates the transmission of HIV […]

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