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Colorado’s 6 bills to fight opioid epidemic: Can Denver become first US city to have safe site for heroin users?

Colorado’s 6 bills to fight opioid epidemic: Can Denver become first US city to have safe site for heroin users?

01-29 | Rachael

As the entire United States reels under an unprecedented opioid epidemic, no state is immune to the crisis, Colorado being no exception. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), prescription drugs and illicit opioids take one life in every 9 hours and 36 minutes in Colorado. Opioid addiction remains one of […]

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Dangers of shooting heroin

Dangers of shooting heroin

08-03 | Rachael

Heroin is known to cause devastating health issues at an exponential rate when smoked or snorted. Moreover, the heavily abused and extremely potent drug can cause an array of severe complications and can even kill a person when injected into the bloodstream. The findings of several studies also suggest that the chronic users of heroin […]

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Overdose and relapse risk in people addicted to heroin

Overdose and relapse risk in people addicted to heroin

03-31 | Rachael

According to the 2016 World Drug Report published by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), heroin is the most lethal drug globally and its use has reached alarming levels in the U.S. In 2014, over 900,000 Americans aged 12 or above used heroin, representing a 145 percent increase from 2007. Mortality rates […]

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Does the heroin epidemic impact minority communities differently?

Does the heroin epidemic impact minority communities differently?

03-20 | Rachael

A heroin epidemic is sweeping across the U.S. In its 2016 World Drug Report, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) mentions that consumption of heroin in the U.S. increased by 145 percent during the period 2007 and 2014. Although the impact has been most pronounced on whites, some minority communities have been […]

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Overdose deaths from heroin and synthetic opioids on the rise

Overdose deaths from heroin and synthetic opioids on the rise

02-03 | Rachael

From 2010 through 2014, the number of drug overdose deaths in the United States spiked sharply each year by 23 percent, from 38,329 in 2010 to 47,055 in 2014, according to a report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The percentage of drug overdose deaths increased from 67 percent in 2010 to […]

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Support groups call for more treatment options to fight heroin addiction

Support groups call for more treatment options to fight heroin addiction

11-30 | Rachael

An estimated 2 million Americans are addicted to opiates, of which 600,000 to 900,000 are addicted to heroin, said Dr. Nachiyappan Manoharan of Bristol Hospital at a gathering of medical professionals to discuss heroin epidemic and its treatment options, at the Southington Public Library in October 2016.

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Rising drug overdose deaths concern America; it may dip by 2034, says report

Rising drug overdose deaths concern America; it may dip by 2034, says report

02-19 | Rachael

The alarming rise in drug overdose deaths in the United States stresses on the fact that drug addiction has snowballed into a major health concern today. Looking at the worsening situation, Robert Anderson, chief of mortality statistics of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), has given it the status of an epidemic, just […]

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