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Benzodiazepine Abuse Overview Benzodiazepines are a type of medication known as tranquilizers. Familiar names include Valium and Xanax. They are some of the most commonly prescribed medications in the United States. When people without prescriptions obtain and take these drugs for their sedating effects, use turns into abuse. Doctors may prescribe a benzodiazepine for the …

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Five more heroin overdoses in Delray brings October total to 88

DELRAY BEACH — The surge in heroin overdoses throughout the city in October continued Halloween weekend with five overdoses, bringing the monthly total to 88. That number tops the previous record high by 22 overdoses. [su_button url=”http://spbc.blog.palmbeachpost.com/2016/11/02/five-more-heroin-overdoses-in-delray-brings-october-total-to-88/” target=”blank” background=”#3A6E93″]READ MORE[/su_button]   For more information contact Vivitrol provider Dr. Steven Scanlan Palm Beach Outpatient Detox 7251 …

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Long-Term Heavy Alcohol Use & Older Adults Don’t Mix

It might not be surprising news that a night of heavy drinking impacts a person’s short-term memory, but University of Florida researchers have found that older adults’ mental abilities are more affected by heavy drinking than younger adults, and that heavy drinking in youth can have long-lasting effects on memory and learning in old age. …

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Ohio Cops Release Images of Couple Passed Out in Suspected Overdose with Boy, 4, in the Car

Ohio police have posted shocking photos of two unconscious adults – who police believe had overdosed on heroin – in a car with a 4-year-old boy in the back seat. On its Facebook page, the city of East Liverpool, Ohio, shared the photos Thursday, along with a police report. Police say that they responded to …

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Heroin Laced with Elephant Tranquilizer Hits the Streets

The American heroin epidemic has become more dangerous, as reports of heroin laced with carfentanil are being reported throughout the country. Carfentanil is the most potent opioid used commercially, 10,000 times stronger than morphine. It is a version or analogue of fentanyl, the painkiller that most recently made headlines with its role in the death …

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I had no idea that we were addicting people

Tracy Morrison, a nurse and the mother of two daughters who are both recovering heroin addicts, says the medical profession has some responsibility for the rise in heroin use. [su_button url=”http://www.cbsnews.com/videos/i-had-no-idea-that-we-were-addicting-people-2/” target=”blank” background=”#3A6E93″]Read More[/su_button] Save

These Look Like a Popular Painkiller. 14 Who Took Them Are Dead

Illicitly bought prescription drugs have killed more than a dozen people in California who were expecting something much weaker. A CDC report released Tuesday warns that hospitals in the Bay Area have recently treated at least seven patients who overdosed after taking what they thought was Norco, a medium-strength opioid painkiller. The pills actually contained …

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