On August 1, American film audiences will be privy to a new biopic about the last two years of singer and musician…
A recent study conducted by NYU regarding the use of heroin in New York City’s public bathrooms is further reinforcing calls for a new, and arguably radical anti-overdose tool: supervised injection centers. Also known as SIFs, these facilities would give users of heroin and other illicit injection drugs a sterile and supervised environment to inject the drug with an extra layer of protection from fatal overdose. Medical personnel would be on hand to prevent fatality and even assist with wound care and sterilization….
As we have stated again and again the heroin epidemic is worse than ever. Bringing this conversation to the forefront right now is the state of New Hampshire. With politics buzzing around the state as it is the first to vote in the primary elections and it is the first in per-capita rates of opiate addiction. This makes our country’s drug problem a front and center issue.
According to Tym Rourke in the Daily Beast “We have in New Hampshire some of the highest per capita rates of addiction in the United States…So we are very, very much at ground zero for addiction… Right now, we are having an overdose death every day.”…
Most of us have lost someone close to us through addiction. Our passion (just like most drug rehab centers) to help others fuels our fire to help those afflicted with addiction. That is why we are so afraid of the current statistics coming from the CDC (Center for Disease Control). We have a national epidemic on our hands and drug treatment is more important than ever.
According to a CDC report released yesterday Heroin deaths have quadrupled in the past 5 years. It says heroin use has increased 63% from 2002 through 2013 across all demographics. This has led to the increase in heroin related deaths. In addition to this the study found that heroin users also ingest other substances, including marijuana, cocaine, alcohol, and opioid pain relievers….