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Child Opioid Overdoses Have Nearly Doubled Since 2004

Child Opioid Overdoses Have Nearly Doubled Since 2004 Child Opioid Overdoses Have Nearly Doubled Since 2004

A study published this month in the journal Pediatrics highlighted a disturbing trend of increasing child opioid hospitalizations. According to the study, child hospitalizations due to opioid overdoses nearly doubled between 2004 and 2015, the majority of which were for children ages 12 to 17. One-third of the opioid hospitalizations were for children under the […]

Overdose Death Rates Now Higher Than Previous Four Years Combined

Overdose Death Rates Now Higher Than Previous Four Years Combined Higher Overdose Death Rates

The drug overdose epidemic is accelerating quickly, according to recent reports from Fortune and Bloomberg. Federal data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) showed that drug overdose deaths spiked by 21 percent last year, which was more than the previous four years combined.1

Treating Heroin Cravings with Virtual Reality

Heroin use has been on the rise since 2002, doubling over the course of ten years. With this increase in heroin use comes the need for new and improved forms of treatment. While medications and traditional therapy are important in the continued fight against heroin addiction, researchers are beginning to look toward new innovations to […]

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