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Drug-Addicted Mothers and Babies Face Challenges, Say Justine Simmons & Heidi Albertsen

Drug-Addicted Mothers and Babies Face Challenges, Say Justine Simmons & Heidi Albertsen — Click to donate here: http://www.lesc.org/donations.html The Lower Eastside Service Center, a haven that helps aid opiate addicted mothers in New York City, …


My mother, the drug addict
“I've done drugs,” she said. My eyes widened… Continue reading

Free Drug Addiction Help | Boston | Philadelphia | New York

Free Drug Addiction Help | Boston | Philadelphia | New York — Addiction Treatment Helpline is a complete resource and database of important information for those seeking help with drug addiction and substance abuse issu…


Proposal Would Provide New York Police With Kits to Combat Overdoses
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Helping Heroin Users: New York Police to Carry Overdose Antidote (+Video)

Helping heroin users: New York police to carry overdose antidote (+video)
In New York City, heroin-involved deaths jumped by 71 percent from 2010 to 2012, according to the city's Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. The illegal drug has also spread outward from its old, urban haunts to upstate New… Continue reading

NJ Task Force Releases Report on Heroin, Opiate Addiction; Reforms Could Begin

NJ task force releases report on heroin, opiate addiction; reforms could begin
A public awareness campaign to educate New Jersey residents about the statewide opium scourge will be up and running in the next two months, said Celina Gray, acting executive director of the Governor's Council on Alcoholism… Continue reading

Lowering the Deadly Cost of Drug Abuse

Lowering the Deadly Cost of Drug Abuse
As even quaint New England towns deal with desperate residents chasing their next hit of heroin, pain killers or other hard drugs, and with overdose deaths increasing, officials trying to stem drug abuse have begun to focus more on treatment, rather …
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Help Im on Methadone and Pregnant…what Do I Do and What’s Going to Happen?

Question by Maribel: Help im on methadone and pregnant…what do i do and what’s going to happen?
Okay I’ve been on methadone for about two and a half Weeks now i just found out I’m pregnant and don’t know what to do. I was originally in the 21 day detox,… Continue reading