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Unfortunately, there has been a significant increase in drug and alcohol abuse in Syracuse, NY, and in fact in the county of Onondaga as a whole. This is something that affects all social classes. Specifically, the concerns are that cheap heroin is easily available and that there has been a significant increase in the number of people using prescription painkillers.

Syracuse is aware of the fact that those who have a history of cocaine, marijuana, or alcohol abuse are more likely to become addicted to heroin. Additionally, due to national efforts being put in place to lower the availability of prescription painkillers, people are more likely to turn to heroin instead. This is because it is cheaper, and more readily available.

Syracuse has worked together with the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) in order to have a realistic picture of the problem, and to come up with rehab and detox treatment for those affected by substance abuse. They have found that the risk of using heroin increases with use of various other substances. Specifically, those who use:

  • Alcohol are twice more likely to turn to heroin.
  • Marijuana are three times more likely to turn to heroin.
  • Cocaine are 15 times more likely to turn to heroin.
  • Prescription opiates are 40 times more likely to turn to heroin.

Clearly, there is a significant public health concern, and Syracuse is putting systems in place to address this.

The Heroin Issue

Heroin is becoming an increasingly bigger problem. It is readily available and affordable, and it is almost pure. In fact, purity has increased by 40% since 1999, and this has made it easier for people to use it by smoking or snorting. In fact, inhaling heroin is now incredibly common.

The public health issue in Syracuse is significant. Treatment facilities have noticed that it is becoming increasingly difficult for people to detox due to the serious side effects. Additionally, while it is known that addiction to drugs or alcohol often come together with mental health conditions (co-occurring disorders), there is also an increase in the number of people with a medical disorder such as HIV and hepatitis. Additionally, there has been an increase in children born with neonatal abstinence syndrome, and a rise in the number of road traffic fatalities.

The Syracuse Intervention Approach

Syracuse has put in place a three-pronged intervention approach for fighting heroin use. Each prong is linked to the other two, providing a holistic solution:

  1. Prevention, which is done through providers, law enforcement, and public health.
  2. Treatment, which creates opioid free environments, opioid maintenance, and opioid blockers.
  3. Crisis, which is done through the health care industry and law enforcement.

What brings the three elements together is the community, who must be educated on the dangers of heroin and other forms of drug, alcohol, and substance abuse. As such, programs have been developed in schools and community organizations, spearheaded by elected officials. Put together, it is hoped that this will provide people with the education and knowledge they need.

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Drug Facts

  • In Utah, more than 95,000 adults and youths need substance-abuse treatment services, according to the Utah Division of Substance and Mental Health 2007 annual report.
  • The effects of methadone last much longer than the effects of heroin. A single dose lasts for about 24 hours, whereas a dose of heroin may only last for a couple of hours.
  • Coke Bugs or Snow Bugs are an illusion of bugs crawling underneath one's skin and often experienced by Crack Cocaine users.
  • The act in 1914 prohibited the import of coca leaves and Cocaine, except for pharmaceutical purposes.
  • Cigarettes contain nicotine which is highly addictive.
  • Alcohol-Impaired-Driving Fatality: A fatality in a crash involving a driver or motorcycle rider (operator) with a BAC of 0.08 g/dL or greater.
  • Because heroin abusers do not know the actual strength of the drug or its true contents, they are at a high risk of overdose or death.
  • Ecstasy is emotionally damaging and users often suffer depression, confusion, severe anxiety, paranoia, psychotic behavior and other psychological problems.
  • Nearly 500,000 people each year abuse prescription medications for the first time.
  • Most people who take heroin will become addicted within 12 weeks of consistent use.
  • Cocaine comes from the leaves of the coca bush (Erythroxylum coca), which is native to South America.
  • Crack cocaine goes directly into the lungs because it is mostly smoked, delivering the high almost immediately.
  • Amphetamines are the fourth most popular street drug in England and Wales, and second most popular worldwide.
  • Aerosols are a form of inhalants that include vegetable oil, hair spray, deodorant and spray paint.
  • Babies can be born addicted to drugs.
  • Benzodiazepines like Ativan are found in nearly 50% of all suicide attempts.
  • Withdrawal from methadone is often even more difficult than withdrawal from heroin.
  • Prescription painkillers are powerful drugs that interfere with the nervous system's transmission of the nerve signals we perceive as pain.
  • Two-thirds of people 12 and older (68%) who have abused prescription pain relievers within the past year say they got them from a friend or relative.1

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