Category: Heroin Addiction Florida

PJ in the News and the Dangers of Heroin

Watch ABC 7’s news story interviewing First Step’s PJ Brooks about the increasing use and dangers of heroin mixed with painkillers.

Click here to watch.

Sarasota police need help finding two unidentified men who dropped off 28 year old Derek Dewey at Sarasota Memorial Hospital and then left. Dewey died shortly after being dropped off, and it is unsure whether his death is related to a drug overdose. If you have information involving this case, contact the Sarasota Police Department.

Pathways Florida provides a comprehensive 28-day residential substance abuse treatment program. Compassionate, caring counselors at Pathways are trained in the latest evidence-based techniques and will work with you to develop a treatment and aftercare plan that works.  For more information, please call 855-349-5988.

In the Media: Police Warn of Heroin Upswing

With heroin being more prolific than in the past, Bradenton saw at least 6 deaths and 35 potential overdoses in 2014. According to a recent Bradenton Police Department release, police responded to an average of 1 heroin overdose per week last year. This increase of heroin use can most likely be due to legislation, public awareness, and law enforcement cracking down on “pill mill” clinics.

For more information, click here to read the Bradenton Herald article about heroin use on the rise.

Pathways to Recovery is part of the First Step of Sarasota, Inc. family of treatment programs

Related Blog: Substance Abuse – The Cost To The Community