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Massachusetts in Need of Treatment

Overdose rates in Massachusetts highlight a necessity for individuals to seek treatment and that is where Massachusetts drug rehab center comes in. In 2016, about 2,000 Massachusetts residents died from opioid overdoes and the need for treatment and prevention is soaring. According to the Boston Globe, the rate of fentanyl overdoses rose last year while the rates of heroin and…

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…

New Superdrug Kills on Contact

Just when the opioid crisis is at an all-time high, officials are warning of something scarier than heroin.  Officials in New York say there’s a new Superdrug to watch out for: a high potency cocktail dubbed “gray death”. Gray Death is composed of a lethal combination of heroin, fentanyl, Carfentanil, and U-47700. Carfentanil is an elephant tranquilizer that is 100…

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…

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