Navigation Links
Rise in Heroin Use, Overdose Deaths in Michigan
Date:7/25/2014

USA (PRWEB) July 25, 2014

As reported by Wood TV 8 in the article Michigan Heroin Use, OD Deaths Increase(7/20), Michigan has seen a nearly 500-person increase in heroin related overdose deaths in the past four years. While the count was 271 between 1999 and 2002, the toll increased to 728 during the 2010-2012 year range. DEA Agents believe that, like other states, drug users in Michigan have turned to heroin after getting hooked to the drug via prescription pills. He compared the price of both substances, noting that an 80-milligram pill can cost as much as $80 while a dose of heroin can be 10x's cheaper, at $8-10. Officials in Kent County alone have seen a huge increase in heroin-related stats. However, DEA officials confirmed that heroin is not limited to any one demographic area.

One former addict who was interviewed revealed that he got into drugs because the people he used with did not reflect the typical stereotype of a heroin user. He told reporters that he was under the assumption that people who did heroin were the kind who you see laying on the street. In his case, he did it with people who were well educated and had jobs. He also attributed his heroin use to drinking and using pot, which made him want to try more drugs. DEA officials also confirmed that heroin use can affect people of all socioeconomic statuses. Two bills are currently in the process of being passed in the local House of Representatives and Senate. One bill would allow better public access to Naloxone and the other would grant immunity to those who call in to report an overdose.

Located in South Florida, Harbor Village, a rehab center, has programs in place to help those suffering from drug and alcohol dependency overcome their abuse. The 24/7 medically supervised detox facility allows each client to recover in a luxury, state-of-the art environment. Clients are welcomed with upscale accommodations including a beautifully furnished suite complete with satellite television, over an acre of scenic outdoor lounge area, spa, salon, massage and acupuncture services, healthy gourmet dining and a caring, attentive staff that guides each client every step of the way.
For information about this rehab center visit HarborVillageFlorida.com or call 855-290-4261.

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/07/prweb12048010.htm.


'/>"/>
Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2014 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Heroin Addicts Have Higher Pain Sensitivity, Even During Treatment
2. Abuse-Resistant Oxycontin May Be Driving Addicts to Heroin
3. NIDA supports development of combined anti-heroin and HIV vaccine
4. Philadelphia Malpractice Lawyers at Console & Hollawell Explore Negligence as Overdoses from Prescription Painkillers Now Kill More People than Heroin
5. Heroin and Hepatitis C – A Dangerous Partnership
6. Basketball Pro Shares His Inspiring Story of Breaking Free From Heroin Addiction
7. Heroin Addiction Treatment and Rehab Announced by Recovery Associates, Offering Drug Treatment for Those Addicted to Heroin or Morphine
8. Heroin Use Rose 75% In Four Years, Drug Agency Says
9. Las Vegas Rapid Detox Now Providing Groundbreaking Opiate Detox in Only Eight Hours for Those Addicted to Heroin or Other Opiates
10. New! How Parents Can Fight Heroin Abuse with Help from Narconon
11. Doctor High On Drugs Steals Heroin From Man's Stomach
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... The Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) of ... collection of specialty vendors and unique items from across the nation, this holiday-themed event ... wellness services offered by the VNA. The boutique will be open Saturday, November ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... ... Yisrayl Hawkins, Pastor and Overseer at The House of Yahweh, has released a ... books in the Holy Scriptures, Revelation. The Book of Revelation paints a picture of ... have tossed it off as mere rubbish, but Yisrayl Hawkins says that is because ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... “The Journey: From the Mountains to the ... save lost souls in the Philippines. “The Journey: From the Mountains to the Mission ... of the Bible. She has taught all ages and currently teaches a class of ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... CitiDent and San ... using cutting-edge Oventus O2Vent technology. As many as 18 million Americans are ... cessation in breathing. Oral appliances can offer significant relief to about 75 percent ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... , ... October 12, 2017 , ... IsoComforter, Inc. ( ... announced today the introduction of an innovative new design of the shoulder pad. ... you get maximum comfort while controlling your pain while using cold therapy. By utilizing ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/10/2017)... 10, 2017   West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. ... injectable drug administration, today shared the results of a ... improving the intradermal administration of polio vaccines. The study ... in May 2017 by Dr. Ondrej Mach , ... Health Organization (WHO), and recently published in the journal ...
(Date:10/5/2017)... , Oct. 5, 2017  In response to ... Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS) released prescribing recommendations ... to be used as a first-line therapy to ... Recognizing the value ... White Paper "Opioid Prescribing: Acute and Postoperative Pain ...
(Date:10/4/2017)... WESTWOOD, Mass. , Oct. 4, 2017  According to the Centers ... by the end of October . PhysicianOne Urgent Care is helping communities ... Westchester, NY , by offering no-cost* flu shots through ... , as mandated by certain health insurance regulations. ... The best time to get a flu shot is by ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: