Drug Addicts Entering Treatment Centres Sooner to Seek Help

Drug addicts entering treatment centres sooner to seek help

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Drug addicts are entering treatment centres sooner to seek help and accessing a range of treatments, according to new figures. The Drug and Alcohol Treatment Waiting Times figures for July to September 2012 show that 90.4% of the 3892 individuals who …
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Northland faces an epidemic in opiate drug addiction

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It also includes methadone and suboxone, drugs used for treating opiate addiction. Federal Drug Enforcement Administration data tracking the legal distribution of these drugs by three-digit ZIP code areas show some parts of Minnesota have higher per …
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Addicts treated quicker

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Figures released by NHS Scotland's Information Services Division yesterday show that 91.5% of the 11,100 drug and alcohol addicts who sought treatment between July and September this year entered treatment within three weeks. However, just over three …
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Dangers of 'Whoonga': Abuse Of AIDS Drugs Stokes Resistance

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People with HIV who smoke so-called whoonga — an illicit concoction of an AIDS medication and a street drug, like marijuana or heroin — can develop mutant strains of the virus resistant to the medication. So when they need treatment, it doesn't work.
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