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How Many Painkillers are Prescribed Yearly?

Politicians, doctors, police officers, and substance abuse treatment professionals are fighting their hardest against the opioid wave that’s been sweeping our country. What they’re looking to combat is the root of the problem – prescription painkillers that lead to dependency, and then open the floodgates to cheaper, illegal, street drugs. A recent look at the Florida Department of Health’s 2016…

Drug Use in Mass Public Bathrooms

Officials in Massachusetts have been working endlessly to fight the country’s uphill battle with opioid overdose, patrolling the city’s streets, schools, and parks. However, a new location has become of major concern: public bathrooms. Treatment Alternatives drug rehab in Massachusetts warns that public bathrooms are the new “Ground zero” for drug use in the city. Police officers, store security guards,…

Officers Rollout New Roadside Drug Test

Officials at Treatment Alternatives, an inpatient rehab in Boca report that officers in San Diego, CA have just rolled out a new roadside drug test. Amid the legalization of marijuana across multiple states, a major concern has formed around those driving under the influence of drugs. Law enforcement officers have stated they believe the number of impaired drivers related accidents…

Public Restrooms and the Opioid Epidemic

As the country continues its uphill battle against its worst opioid epidemic to date, addicts are finding more creative ways to get high. Treatment Alternatives, a Boca Raton rehab says authorities are now considering public bathrooms “ground zero” for the opioid epidemic.  More frequently than ever, business owners and locals are finding drugs, paraphernalia, and even overdosed drug users in…

New Fentanyl Test Kits Available

Amid a severe opioid crisis in the United States, it’s important to beware of the key player: fentanyl.  Fentanyl is a powerful prescription painkiller that is being illegally manufactured and forcing its way into North America through chemical industries of Mexico and China. Fentanyl was originally intended to treat and manage pain, but has been discovered by heroin addicts as…

Scientists Share More Bad News About Smoking

Treatment Alternative’s New York drug rehabilitation says scientists have more bad news for smokers: According to a study conducted by the World Health Organization and the U.S. National Cancer Institute, the number of tobacco related deaths is projected to increase from 6 million deaths annually to nearly 8 million deaths annually by 2030. More than 80 percent of these deaths…

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