Opiates are a known problem. The heroin epidemic is evidence enough of that, with how it has swept through urban areas, and expanded its reach into suburban and rural areas, too. But what’s not as well known is the deadly opiate/benzo cocktail. This cocktail suppresses the nervous system, impairs or even stops breathing, and it’s.. read more →

Heroin use is rampant in Pennsylvania. What used to be an inner city problem has spread to almost all areas of the state. 52,000 Pennsylvania residents are currently in treatment for heroin addiction and 760,000 heroin addicts in the state have yet to receive treatment. The widespread use of heroin is being attributed to its.. read more →

The steep spike in heroin-related deaths is equally as shocking as it is sad. In the northeast, it’s reached crisis level. The stories are all so similar. Experimentation leads to full-on addiction, often overdose – and all too often a fatal outcome – especially when drug rehab centers aren’t accessible to the people who need.. read more →

Once a common drug in the 70s, Americans might have thought that the days of widespread heroin use was all in the past. But there’s a new epidemic that’s sweeping throughout suburban neighborhoods. It’s stronger, cheaper, and more dangerous than ever before. Heroin never really went away, though. Not according to DEA Special Agent Anthony.. read more →

Last month, we wrote about the heroin epidemic that is ravaging Pennsylvania in our post Heroin Epidemic in Pennsylvania is Out of Control. This month, we look at what is being done in Pennsylvania and other states, like New Jersey, to save lives and stem the pain of addiction. What do you think of when you.. read more →

In Pennsylvania, the heroin epidemic has grown out of control. Heroin abuse is no longer relegated to the inner cities or certain demographics. The price of heroin has dropped so low that it is cheaper than buying liquor or even beer. To add to the problem, it is just as easy to get and the.. read more →

Addiction to prescription painkillers and opiates is at a fevered pitch in our country. You can’t turn on the news or read headlines without hearing something about the addiction epidemic that drugs have unleashed upon us. There are many treatment options, and it is important that you evaluate and choose the one that is right.. read more →

The times they are a-changing. This phrase is just as true today as it was when Bob Dylan first sang them 50 years ago. The drug landscape has changed drastically in the last 50 years, with a need for constant monitoring to be aware of all the new and “designer” drugs that are affecting young.. read more →

For many years, New Jersey has been a state known for its prescription drug abuse. Easy access to drugs such as Oxycontin and other prescription painkillers have led people to become addicted to these substances at exponential rates. In recent years, however, laws have been put into place making it much harder for those addicted.. read more →

After a relative lull in heroin abuse during the first part of the new millennium, this notorious street drug is making an explosive resurgence. Police all across America are reporting a sharp uptick in heroin arrests. In Florida–and in Broward County in particular­–one very specific reason is being cited for the unwanted revival: oxycodone. Specifically,.. read more →