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Michigan Puts $10 Million Towards Curbing Opioid Epidemic

Michigan is now really putting up a fight against the opioid crisis. Governor Gretchen Whitmer has announced that a further $10 million in funding will be used to help tackle the state’s problems with opioid dependency and its associated effects on multiple fronts. The main areas where this funding will be used includes increasing access …

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depression and anxiety lead the higher chance of opioid dependency

How Preventing Mental Health Disorders Could Help Curb Opioid Crisis

When people think about mental health disorders, they typically only think about the extremes. Thanks to the movies, a person with a mental health disorder would be seen as an inmate at the kind of institution portrayed in One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest for example. In truth, most mental health disorders are much less …

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Georgia Doctor Sentenced to Prison for Contributing to Opioid Crisis

A doctor in Georgia, who has been described as one of the “worst offenders in the opioid crisis” by his local community, has been sentenced to 20 years in detention for over-prescription of opioids and health care fraud. Dr. Frank H. Bynes, Jr, 69, of Savannah, Georgia, was found guilty in October last year by …

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21 States Reject Offer From Opioid Drugmakers to Settle Opioid Lawsuit

The battle between several states in the US affected by the current opioid epidemic and those accused of helping cause the opioid epidemic wages on. In February, a collective of opioid drug-makers offered to settle with the 21 states currently filing charges against them, for a sum of $18 billion. After very little deliberation, the …

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Michigan Seeing Success Fighting Opioid Abuse in the Emergency Rooms

The opiate-related death rate in the state of Michigan reached an all time high in 2017 at over two thousand tragic deaths, up from five hundred deaths in 2007. As a result, local mental health and substance abuse treatment centers are trying to reach as many patients as possible and have decided to take opioid …

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Company Testing New Device to Help Cut Down on Opioid Withdrawal

At Advanced Rapid Detox, we are always searching for ways that enhance the treatment process for our detox patients. Often times for many of our patients, it’s the first step of the recovery process that is the hardest. They understand that fear and pain make up a large portion of their time. At Advanced Rapid …

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