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In the Media: New Study Shows Women are Hit Hardest as Opioid Epidemic Sweeps the Country
In the Media: New Study Shows Women are Hit Hardest as Opioid Epidemic Sweeps the Country

"Much attention has been paid to the problem of men suffering from substance use disorder, but concern for women who become dependent on opioid painkillers has fallen short. From 1999 until 2010, fatal overdoses from prescription pain medications rose by 400% among female ...

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Blog posts in February 2017

  • In the Media: Senators demand answers over skyrocketing prices for overdose drug

    First responder and drug counselors say there’s no doubt that Evzio, an injectable version of the anti-overdose drug Naloxone, has saved thousands of ...

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  • Is it safe for home detox for opiate/opioid withdrawal?

    The term “home detox” refers to tapering off from a dependent substance on your own at home – or even quitting cold-turkey on your own – instead of at ...

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  • Opioid Use Disorder Increasing Among our Aging Parents

    Not too long ago, younger Americans worried about their aging parents or grandparents dipping into the cooking sherry a little too often. Alcohol was ...

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  • In the Media: National Opioid Epidemic Affecting Miami-Dade

    "Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez in partnership with the State Attorney Katherine Fernandez-Rundle, the Department of Children and Families, ...

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  • Marijuana: 62% More Pregnant Women Now Smoke Pot

    A new study from Columbia University says 62% more pregnant women are smoking pot than did so a decade ago - particularly younger pregnant women 18 to ...

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  • In the Media: Why Substance Abuse Is Growing Among Medical Staff

    To shed some light on this trend, Kent Runyon, the Compliance Officer and Vice President of Community Relations for Novus Medical Detox Center in ...

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