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Tennessee Recovery Program Offers Care for Opioid Addicted Pregnant Women

Humboldt Medical Center in West Tennessee has added a new treatment facility for opioid-addicted mothers and mothers-to-be, with a ribbon cutting ceremony held last Wednesday. The much-needed facility, called A Mother’s Love, will offer holistic care for pregnant opioid-addicted women. The program, which provides residency and rehabilitative services for pregnant mothers, will be accepting patients by the end of this… Continue Reading Tennessee Recovery Program Offers Care for Opioid Addicted Pregnant Women

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Aaron Carter Tested Positive for Opiates

Aaron Carter and his recent weight loss have been subject to many rumors about his physical and mental health, especially after his arrest in July. Carter, wanting to set the record straight, openly agreed to a drug test in an upcoming episode of The Doctors. Carter’s test results came back negative for cocaine and methamphetamine, but were positive for marijuana,… Continue Reading Aaron Carter Tested Positive for Opiates

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Belinda Carlisle Speaks About Her Struggles with Addiction

“I can’t believe I’m not dead,” said Belinda Carlisle, founder of the Go-Go’s, about her three decades of cocaine addiction. Carlisle, who is soon to-be- 60 years old, finally got sober at the age of 47. “I loved all the edgy drug films that made me want to go out and do drugs,” said Carlisle. “I always wanted to be… Continue Reading Belinda Carlisle Speaks About Her Struggles with Addiction

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Detroit Parent of Opioid Addict Opens Up About Son’s Struggle

Vicki King’s son, Jeff, died two years ago of an opioid overdose—heroin, laced with fentanyl. He was 20 years old. Now, King is reflecting on her late son’s struggle, warning other parents: “don’t be the mom that I was.” It’s possible that Jeff’s opioid addiction began in high school, after a snowboarding injury when he was 15 or 16. After… Continue Reading Detroit Parent of Opioid Addict Opens Up About Son’s Struggle

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Washington Deputy Saves Man from Opioid Overdose using Narcan

Deputy Alex Velikodnyy, of the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office, saved a man’s life this weekend using Narcan just one day after being trained on how to use it. A grant from the Medical Reserve Corps of Eastern Washington provided for several hundred Narcan kits to be used by deputies and medical professionals when responding to medical emergencies. Naloxone (brand name… Continue Reading Washington Deputy Saves Man from Opioid Overdose using Narcan

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September is National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month

For the past 27 years, September has been recognized as National Recovery Month sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). A proclamation by President Trump on the White House website calls for acknowledgement of National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month through ceremonies, activities and programs which advocate addiction recovery. SAMHSA’s observation of National Recovery Month… Continue Reading September is National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month

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More Americans Lost to Drug Addiction This Year Than in Vietnam War

During the Vietnam War, the United States Military experienced around 58,000 casualties. This year alone, the number of American lives lost to drug overdoses is expected to reach 71,600, according to Health and Human Services Secretary Dr. Tom Price. In 2002, the number of heroin users was reported to be 404,000. In 2016, that number grew to 948,000—a 135% increase.… Continue Reading More Americans Lost to Drug Addiction This Year Than in Vietnam War

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Programs Aim to Treat Substance Abusing Parents

With the opioid epidemic sweeping the nation, more and more children are born at risk being exposed to substance abuse; at the same time, their parents are at risk of losing custody of their children. In 2007, Kentucky implemented a new program for helping at-risk families when it comes to substance abuse. Sobriety Treatment and Recovery Teams, or START, intervenes… Continue Reading Programs Aim to Treat Substance Abusing Parents

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Opioids Affecting Older South Dakotans More Than Youth

Earlier this month, President Trump stated that the nation should counter the opioid epidemic by telling the youth that opipoids are “no good, really bad for you in every way.” However, according to the South Dakota Department of Health, opioids seem to be affecting older adults more often than youth. The South Dakota Department of Health also recorded the frequency… Continue Reading Opioids Affecting Older South Dakotans More Than Youth

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Oregon Golden Retriever Digs Up $85,000 Worth of Heroin

Kenyon, an 18-month-old Golden Retriever in Yamhill County, Oregon, made quite the discovery earlier this month. His owners, the Avery family, thought he had dug up a time capsule and decided to film themselves opening it. Upon opening the container, they found that it contained drugs. Yamhill County Sheriff Tim Svenson identified the drugs as more than 15 ounces of… Continue Reading Oregon Golden Retriever Digs Up $85,000 Worth of Heroin