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Heroin Overdose Deaths Jump 39% Between 2012 and 2013

Source : http://www.thefix.com/content/heroin-overdose-deaths-jump-39-between-2012-and-2013 Despite new tactics, including the wider use of naloxone, heroin-related overdoses have skyrocketed. As states crack down on illegal prescription drugs and users switch to its cheaper substitute, heroin, it’s not surprising that heroin-related overdose deaths are suddenly on the rise. According to data released Monday by ...

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Dakar inaugure son premier centre de prise en charge des addictions

Source : http://idpc.net/fr/alerts/2015/01/dakar-inaugure-son-premier-centre-de-prise-en-charge-des-addictions Le Centre de Prise en charge Intégrée des Addictions de Dakar a été inauguré à l’occasion de la journée mondiale de lutte contre le sida en présence des autorités médicales, administratives mais aussi d’acteurs de la société civile. La cérémonie a commencé par une projection de film ...

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The Patron Saint of Harm Reduction

Source : http://www.thefix.com/content/patron-saint-harm-reduction The Fix Q&A with Dan Bigg of the Chicago Recovery Alliance on exasperation, solutions and everything in between. Dan Bigg may not be a saint. Perhaps he is more like Socrates—on the fringe of society, answering difficult questions about complex human problems and schooling anyone who will ...

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