Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Deadly Addiction: Doctors Say Heroin Treatment is Available

The Day (New London, CT) April 28, 2014

"Addiction in region is worse than ever, they say.

After more than 20 years in psychiatry, Dr. Rajesh Parekh is witnessing a new and disturbing trend among patients who come for help with drug addiction. 'Twenty years ago I would see an adolescent a few times a year,' said Parekh, attending psychiatrist at the Care Plus outpatient program in Groton, part of Natchaug Hospital. 'Now it's a few times a month.'

The reason? Too many teenagers are abusing prescription opiate painkillers like Percocet, getting addicted, then turning to heroin." Read more

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