Heroin-addicted cry out for treatment now, but help can be slow GETTING ADDICTION TREATMENT FAST REMAINS ELUSIVE DESPITE ITS NEED. ADDICTED PEOPLE AND THEIR FAMILIES ARE FRUSTRATED BY A LACK OF IMMEDIATE HELP.
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November 3, 2017 Source: McMaster University Researchers at McMaster University have developed a new drug screening technique that could lead to the rapid and accurate identification of fentanyl, as well as a vast number of other drugs of abuse, which up until now have been difficult to detect by traditional urine tests.
Source: NPR.ORG Over the years, many authors have dealt with alcoholism, addiction and recovery — think of plays like Long Day’s Journey into Night, or films like Days of Wine and Roses. Now a new play from England joins them: People, Places & Things takes an unsentimental and, at times, harrowing look at addiction and recovery.
A new report from the CDC shows deaths from firearms and drug overdoses increased last year. Source: US News By Alexa Lardieri, Staff Writer A new report released Friday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reveals deaths from drug overdoses in America rose 21 percent last year. That jump is more than the last four years combined. For every 100,000 people, almost 20 died from a drug overdose in 2016, compared to 16.3 the previous year, Bloomberg reported.