Detoxification is a complex process. It not only helps the body to get rid of harmful chemicals left behind by toxic addictive substances, but also help patients achieve sobriety for the rest of their life. Therefore, a lot of emphasis is given in designing the detox programs, taking into account the needs and special requirements of the patient. Read more
Opioid overdose deaths are on the rise in the United States. According to the latest data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 63 percent of the people, who died due to drug overdose in 2015, succumbed to prescription or illicit opioid abuse. The data suggests that the increase in rate of deaths due to prescription drug abuse is majorly driven by illicit opioids like heroin and fentanyl. Notably, the number of deaths due to synthetic opioids such as fentanyl increased by 72.2 percent. Read more
The extent of opioid addiction epidemic in the United States is evident as per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), report which observes that “More people died from drug overdoses in 2014 than in any year on record. The majority of drug overdose deaths (more than six out of ten) involve an opioid.” Meanwhile, the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) stated that an estimated 52 million Americans have abused a prescription drug at some point in their life. Read more
No year could ever be said to be good for a heroin addict, but 2014 was worse for the addicts in Florida. According to the data released by Florida’s Medical Examiners Commission, the state saw 447 heroin-related deaths in 2014.
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