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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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Obama announces new moves to fight opioid and heroin abuse epidemic

(CNN)The Obama administration is making it easier for doctors to use anti-addiction drugs in the fight against an exploding epidemic of prescription drug and heroin abuse. It’s part of a package of new initiatives announced Tuesday that includes other efforts to expand addiction treatment and increase coverage for mental health and substance abuse services. These …

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Treatment Information

You might be considering either outpatient drug detox or traditional rehab. There are a few differences. First, there is the time commitment. Outpatient drug detox typically takes anywhere from seven to 21 days, the typical time it takes for the body to completely cleanse itself of narcotics. Rehab requires weeks or even months. Outpatient drug …

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Addiction

Commonly overlooked as a disease, Addiction is a chronic relapsing brain disorder displayed through compulsive drug abuse and drug seeking behaviors regardless of the known harmful consequences. Chronic disease can be defined as a long-lasting human health condition associated with disorders like asthma, cancer, diabetes, and HIV/AIDS. In past years, individuals suffering from addiction were …

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