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Homeless kids in America
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Facts About Homeless Teens
23% are pregnant teen girls.
50% are escaping violence in their family home.
93% are using drugs and/or alcohol on a regular basis.
79% have been sexually abused and/or assaulted.
25% are engaged in "Survival Sex" or prostitution.
40% have been living on the streets for over 6 months.
30% are robbed, beaten or otherwise exploited while on the street.
15% are second generation homeless.
32% have attempted suicide.
71% have been in foster care, group homes or other youth institutions.
65% battle clinical depression and/or other mental health issues.
14 years old is the average age homeless youth enter prostitution.
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Facts About Meathadone
blind trials, users who were given both drugs orally were unable to distinguish between the effects heroin and methadone.
Withdrawal from heroin should be over after seven to ten days. Withdrawal from methadone though, can take up to a month or even longer.
Many former heroin users have claimed that the horrors of heroin withdrawal were far less painful and difficult than withdrawal from methadone.
Methadone is a synthetic drug. It was first invented in Germany during the Second World War by scientists who, having discovered pethidine some years earlier, were developing other similar compounds.
The effects of methadone last longer than those of morphine-based drugs.
Methadone's effects can last up to 24 hours.
Deaths occur more frequently at the beginning of treatment in methadone programs; they are usually a cause of excessive doses (i.e. erroneously estimated tolerance).
Methadone generally entails the entire spectrum of opioid side effects, including the development of tolerance and physical and psychological dependence.
Individuals are as physically dependent on methadone as they were to heroin or other opiates, such as Oxycotin or Vicodin.
The most common side effects of Methadone are: drowsiness; lightheadedness, weakness, euphoria, dry mouth, urinary retention, constipation, and slow or troubled breathing.
Ironically, methadone used to control narcotic addiction is frequently encountered on the illicit market and has been associated with a number of overdose deaths.
Methadone comes as tablets, dispersible tablets, liquid, and liquid concentrate.
Methadone is one of the most difficult drugs to detox from since its effects are long-lasting and it is readily stored in the body's tissue.
10.9 pepole die every day from methadone
2 out of Hundred pepole Prescribed methadone die.
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Tommy Sides lost his son Justin, a star highschool athlete to methadone. Tommy has successfully had 3 people charged in his sons death. Here is the news report and video from this week
Go to this site read the article about a father who lost his son Tim to methadone and his fighting and getting the message out about dangerous it is
This a Mother Testimony
A Mom's Mission
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Clinic Under Investigation
Mothers Against Medical Abuse.
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