Health and Life Sciences

Heroin use is soaring, moving into new demographics

The 23-year-old does, however, fit an emerging demographic described in a federal study of substance use trends released Tuesday: Women, people age 18 to 25, and those with higher incomes and private insurance have been increasingly falling victim to the drug.

The data also show that heroin goes hand-in-hand with addiction to prescription opioids.

Heroin use is soaring, moving into new demographics

Gosnold Cited For Young Adult Opiate Program

The Tufts Health Plan has recognized Gosnold on Cape Cod for its Young Adult Opiate Program.

After observing that many young adults were relapsing despite successful completion of detoxification programs and high levels of family support, Gosnold created a more comprehensive and personalized approach to recovery that includes individual coaching, medication-assisted treatment, technology-assisted interventions, counseling services and more, according to a statement from Tufts.

Gosnold Cited For Young Adult Opiate Program

Addiction Treatment Worth A Small Insurance Cost

A REPORT from the Massachusetts Center for Health Information (CHIA) is tremendous news for those suffering from addiction, and for treatment providers. Despite alarms raised by health insurers, the report estimates that the cost of mandated coverage of addiction treatment will be lower than many expected and that insurers are capable of covering these critical services.

Addiction Treatment Worth A Small Insurance Cost

Boston Hospitals Cut Energy Use As They Expand

Boston hospitals cut their energy use by 6 percent over the last three years, saving about $12 million, even as they increased their footprints, according to a new report. The findings come from the Boston Green Ribbon Commission, a group of business and civic leaders that promotes the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.

Boston Hospitals Cut Energy Use As They Expand

Cold Weather And Snow Keep Emergency Responders Busy

When the cold weather hits, American Medical Response ambulance company in Manchester sees its call volume jump by 30 percent. And the type of calls coming in change from mostly routine medical calls to calls for help at accident scenes.

Cold Weather And Snow Keep Emergency Responders Busy