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Emergency Rooms Getting Creative When Dealing with Opioid Addiction

A report recently published by the Bloomberg American Health Initiative and the Legal Action Center has indicated that despite the increasing rise in overdose-related fatalities along with the importance of addiction treatment in Emergency Rooms, most hospitals are lacking when it comes to the screening of patients for substance misuse. In addition, hospitals do not …

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Why Are Drugs to Treat Opioid Addiction Not Available in Some Federal Prisons?

The First Step Act was passed by Congress in 2018. This act included a wide range of prison reforms. These reforms included the requirement for federal prisons to increase the ease of access to suitable medications to help inmates who enter their facilities addicted to opioids. Despite opinions to the contrary, opioids are not easy …

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Rochester NY County Creating Dedicated Team to Respond to Rise in Opioid Overdoses

In 2020, the medical examiner in New York’s Monroe County recorded a total of 238 fatalities that were declared attributable to various opioid-based narcotics—including heroin and fentanyl. This marked an increase of over 30 percent when compared to the figures recorded in 2019. The public health leaders in the county are now working in tandem …

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Tennessee Nonprofit Receives Large Grant to Grow Substance Abuse Programs

A nonprofit organization known as DrugFree WilCo that was set up with the aim of preventing and reducing drug misuse in Wilson County, Tennessee has been awarded one million dollars from the Health Resources and Human Services Administration (HRHSA). The HRHSA forms part of the US Department of Health and Human Services. DrugFree WilCo Seeks …

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Six Bills to Combat NJ’s Opioid Epidemic Signed into Law

While the majority of people are now receiving their vaccines in the effort to stop the spread of COVID-19, there will never be a vaccine to combat America’s opioid epidemic. Despite COVID-19 grabbing all the headlines for the past eighteen months, American lives continue to be lost to opioid overdoses. 2020 saw some three thousand …

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Opioid Crisis Still Major Problem in Washington, D.C.

It seems that much of the US is getting a grip on COVID-19. In Washington, D.C. for example, new daily COVID cases are down to single digits on average with half of Washington’s residents now fully vaccinated. The same cannot be said, however for the opioid epidemic. The latest information from the medical examiner’s office …

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Opioid Addiction Linked to a Lack of Vitamin D

A study conducted by researchers at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) has uncovered a surprising link between the dependency upon opioids and a lack of vitamin D—the vitamin that is activated by the body in response to UVB radiation, usually from exposure to sunlight. The study also found—perhaps less surprisingly—that a lack of vitamin D …

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