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Opioid Use Driving Force Behind Higher Disability Rates in Some States

Despite the relatively booming economy, many states are reporting a decrease in the availability of labor. Research shows that there seems to be a correlation between the decrease in labor availability and the rise in opioid prescriptions. Some states, such as Alabama, Arkansas and West Virginia are reporting a particularly high correlation, leading to claims …

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Washington County Approves Opiates for Inmates

Two weeks into January this year the Washington state Heath Care Authority approved a contractual agreement with Jefferson County commissioners that will initiate the county jail as a medical care facility for inmates suffering from opiate dependency. This agreement also facilitates the Olympic Peninsula Health Services (OPHS) to provide services for opiate addicts, and will …

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How the Government Shutdown is Impacting the Opiate Crisis

Concerns have been raised over how President Donald Trump’s latest government shutdown is affecting the current opiate crisis, with conflicting statements issued by Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). DEA Feeling the Effects of the Government Shutdown The issue surrounds the prescription of the drug Suboxone. Suboxone is a combination …

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What is Narcan 2 and How Can It Help Overdose Victims?

You may think that once someone has overdosed on an opioid and has been brought back from the brink of death, that would be sufficient to persuade them that enough is enough, and that it is time that they seek treatment for their addiction. Sadly, this is not the case. Most people who overdose on …

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How Arizona is Beginning to Successfully Tackle the Opioid Epidemic

It’s long been agreed that there are two main ways of treating the current opioid epidemic in the United States. The first is the regulation of suppliers in order to protect consumers, and the second is the intervention of the government to help people cope with the addiction. Unfortunately, not everyone agrees that either or …

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Why Are Opiates So Addictive?

Opiates are very effective at pain relief. So effective in fact that they have been used as pain relief for centuries. Modern advances in chemistry have now created opiate-based medicines that are more effective than they ever have been, but there is one major issue – opiates are very, very addictive. Before we examine what …

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Questions to Ask Before Working With a Rapid Opiate Detox Facility

Not all rapid opiate detox facilities are the same, and it’s important that you find a detox facility that’s right for you and that understands where you are on your journey to sobriety. 6 Questions to Ask Before Deciding to Seek Treatment from a Rapid Opiate Detox Facility Here are some important questions that you …

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CMU Medical School Focused on Teaching Hospital Personnel How to Spot and Treat Opiate Addiction

Did you know that each day, over one hundred people across the USA die from an opioid overdose? In Michigan, the contribution to that figure is disproportionately high. In 2016, there were 18.5 opiate-related deaths per 100,000 as opposed to the national average of 13.3. By contrast, in 2012, the Michigan contribution was just 7.1 …

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