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People with Heroin Addiction Have Neurological Traits Similar to People with Alzheimer’s Disease

A recent report has established an astonishing fact – that people who are suffering from an addiction to heroin have a similar neurological and chemical make up within their brain as people who are suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. This could mean that treatments that have been studied with the aim of improving the condition of …

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Overdose Deaths Reach Record High – Pandemic to Blame?

Between June 2019 and June 2020, just over 81,000 people died of drug overdoses in the United States, according to figures published by the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Those figures make for grim reading – that’s the highest number of fatal overdoses recorded in the United States in any twelve month …

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Experts Point Out Increasing Overdose Concerns in Santa Cruz County

2020 was a terrible year for most people. Although it’s looking as if 2021 will be a better year in terms of COVID-19, the details emerging that concern the ‘standard’ health issues we all have to face make for grim reading. In Santa Cruz in 2019 there were, thankfully, only three overdoses from fentanyl – …

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How Virginia Communities are Confronting the Opioid Epidemic

The United States recorded record numbers of opioid related overdose deaths in 2017, and although that figure dropped slightly in 2018, around 130 Americans die each and every day from an opioid overdose. First came prescribed opioids, then came street opioids, and now there are synthetic opioids. It’s a battle that the US needs to …

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North Carolina Startup Using Technology to Tackle Opioid Epidemic

A company in North Carolina has created a unified, cloud-based platform which is being hailed as the first example of global technology that provides assisted therapy in order to address the problem of opioid abuse. The startup’s app is called opiAID and has been created by Stan Martin and David Reeser. Of the current opioid …

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Death Toll Due to Opioid Crisis Could Be Much Higher Than Originally Thought

Disturbing news is emerging that suggests the death toll due to the opioid crisis in the United States may be much higher than has been previously thought. It has even been suggested that the total number of people who have died via opioid related overdoses could be over one quarter higher. It is currently estimated …

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