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The Holistic Sanctuary Seeks to Eliminate Heroin Addiction Amidst National Crisis
Date:10/22/2013

Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) October 22, 2013

The Holistic Sanctuary announces its ongoing effort to permanently end addiction to heroin, among other illicit substances and opiates. This success comes in response to increased deaths in specific states (Florida, Illinois and West Virginia), where heroin-related overdoses have nearly doubled or tripled. According to NBC News, deaths caused by heroin increased by more than 89 percent in Florida compared to the year before, according to the state medical examiner’s report.(1) In Illinois, according to the Chicago Tribune, heroin is no longer limited to poor communities with crime problems, and the victims come from all walks of life, including athletes, homemakers and grandparents.(2) And, in West Virginia, heroin overdoses tripled, based on an extensive report from the state’s Department of Health and Human Resources Health Statistics Center.(3)

Along with additional research from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), in which there is powerful evidence concerning an overall opiate crisis, the statistics reveal an exponential increase in addiction to these drugs. The CDC states: “Enough opioid pain relievers (OPR) were sold to medicate every adult in the United States with the equivalent of a typical dose of 5 mg of hydrocodone every 4 hours for 1 month, a 300% increase in the sales rate over 11 years.”(4) This rise in distribution of OPR is concomitant with increasing rates of drug overdose death and chronic, non-medical use of OPR.

The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) further illustrates the severity of this problem, confirming that “4.2 m
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