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‘Gray death’ is the latest opioid street mix causing worry

‘Gray death’ is the latest opioid street mix causing worry By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS, ASSOCIATED PRESS COLUMBUS, Ohio — May 4, 2017, 4:00 PM ET It’s being called “gray death” — a new and dangerous opioid combo that underscores the ever-changing nature of the U.S. addiction crisis. Investigators who nicknamed the street mixture have detected it or recorded overdoses blamed on it in Alabama, Georgia and Ohio. The drug looks like concrete mix and varies in consistency from a hard, chunky …
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Would opiate addicts like Philip Seymour Hoffman and Cory Monteith be alive today if they had been in maintenance therapy with buprenorphine or methadone instead of focusing on abstinence-based philosophies?

Could Drug-Replacement Therapy Have Saved Philip Seymour Hoffman’s Life? BY SACHA Z. SCOBLIC Philip Seymour Hoffman was an artistic icon and, for me, a sober icon. According to The New York Times, Hoffman had spoken of having 23 years of sobriety under his belt before he relapsed on prescription drugs and then, ultimately, on heroin. From that moment of relapse on, one of the greatest actors of our generation was in mortal danger: Years of sobriety had reduced Hoffman’s tolerance, …
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