Heroin Medical Detox Center Now Available Near Alachua County


Heroin Medical Detox Now Available Near Alachua County, FL Heroin use and addiction is the greatest its ever been in Alachua County, and nationwide. According to the American Society of Addiction Medicine, in 2014, there were more than 10,500 heroin-related overdose fatalities. Also, 80% of new heroin addicts say they began using after first abusing prescription painkillers. Between 2000-2013, heroin overdose fatalities increased by nearly 400%. From 2010-2013, the rate of death increase was 37% per year. In a 2014 survey, 94% of treatment patients said that they began using heroin because prescription opioids were more expensive and not as easy attainable. Indeed, the heroin crisis is believed to be […]