drug abuse http://waer.org en Syracuse Drug Treatment Center Coping with Spike in Heroin Use http://waer.org/post/syracuse-drug-treatment-center-coping-spike-heroin-use <p>The rise of heroin use around central New York is being seen by those who try and help addicts with drug treatment.&nbsp;<a href="http://www.sbh.org/"> Syracuse Behavioral Healthcare&nbsp;</a>will host a free virtual tour on Wednesday.&nbsp; Spokesperson Ronald Wood says there’s no escaping the spike in heroin use, which he calls the most common source of drug abuse in the region.</p> Mon, 05 May 2014 22:01:43 +0000 Chris Bolt 17828 at http://waer.org Syracuse Drug Treatment Center Coping with Spike in Heroin Use Philip Seymour Hoffman Death Could Point to RX Drug Abuse Link to Heroin http://waer.org/post/philip-seymour-hoffman-death-could-point-rx-drug-abuse-link-heroin <p>The death of Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman in New York points to a possible link between heroin use and prescription drug abuse.&nbsp; Hoffman’s cause of death has not been confirmed but authorities say both heroin and prescription painkillers were found with his body.&nbsp; Tue, 11 Feb 2014 22:34:44 +0000 Chris Bolt 14233 at http://waer.org Philip Seymour Hoffman Death Could Point to RX Drug Abuse Link to Heroin New York Rates Well in Prescription Drug Report, Overdose Deaths on the Rise http://waer.org/post/new-york-rates-well-prescription-drug-report-overdose-deaths-rise <p>While other states battle rising mortality rates by prescription drug overdose New York State has one of the lowest rates in the nation. A report on prescription drug abuse from Trust for America&rsquo;s Health says that New York has the sixth lowest drug overdose mortality rate in the United States. Since 1999, these rates have doubled in 29 states, tripled in ten and quadrupled in four. Prescription drug related deaths now outnumber those from cocaine and heroin combined.</p> Mon, 07 Oct 2013 20:52:35 +0000 Chris Bolt 8970 at http://waer.org New York Rates Well in Prescription Drug Report, Overdose Deaths on the Rise