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Teen Addicts Aren’t Getting Medications for Heroin Withdrawal

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Teen addicts battling heroin withdrawal may not be getting the full addiction treatment they need, according to recent reports in the Journal of Adolescent Health. While 26 percent of adult patients addicted to heroin receive medication during treatment, only 2 percent of adolescents do, according to MedPage Today. Teen Addicts Face Obstacles to Get Methadone, […]

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Heroin Overdoses Are Now More Deadly Than Gun Violence

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More Americans died from heroin overdoses last year than gun violence, according to new data released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) this week. In 2015, the CDC reported that 12,989 people died of heroin overdoses compared with 12,979 people who were killed by gun violence. Just 10 years ago, gun violence […]