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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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New Laws in California Aimed at Curbing Opioid Crisis

According to figures released by the California Department of Public Health, around 2,000 California residents die each year from opioid overdoses. In order to help curb those numbers, former governor Jerry Brown has signed several pieces of legislation into law. Here is a quick rundown of some of those new laws. Reducing Painkiller Prescriptions Fraudulent …

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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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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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Fentanyl Laced Cocaine Becoming Major Problem Across the Country

Fentanyl – a synthetic opioid that’s around fifty to one hundred times more potent than heroin – is a problem in itself, but now it is causing potentially life threatening issues to people who are not even aware that they are taking it. Fentanyl is increasingly being found mixed in with other narcotics, most commonly …

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Opioid Overdose Deaths in Illinois County Reach All Time High

Madison County has set a new record – but it’s a pretty unwanted one. According to official figures, there have been 92 opioid overdose deaths in the county so far in 2018, beating the previous high bar of 91 which was set in 2014. These figures have been released by St. Clair County coroner officials. …

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$8 Million Grant Awarded in Ohio to Help Those Struggling With Opioid Abuse

Ohio has been one of the states hit hardest by the opioid epidemic. The Buckeye state recently announced an investment of $8 million over the next two years to help companies as well as unemployed workers in 16 of the hardest hit Ohio counties deal with issues related to opioid addiction. Shocking Stats Related to …

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