No One Brings A Casserole When Your Child Is An Addict

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In Natick, MA – Addiction Can Be A Lonely Place In Natick, Massachusetts, residents are slowly addressing the opioid crisis using a variety of public health approaches rather than simply stigmatizing users and their families. As reported in the Natick Wicked Local, author Peter Golden provided a clear-sighted overview of how the opioid crisis has been impacting Natick,… Read More

Connecticut Hospitals Link Overdose Victims With Coaches

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Connecticut Hospitals Launch Innovative Program for Addicts Connecticut Community for Addiction Recovery has paired with local hospitals in a program that sends trained recovery coaches to emergency departments to serve individuals being treated for overdoses and who are ready for recovery. As reported by The Norwich Bulletin, local hospitals participating include Day Kimball Hospital in Putnam, Lawrence +… Read More

Opioids Sending Record Numbers of Kids to ICU

Teenagers and Young Children Increasingly Opioid Dependent As reported by WebMD, an estimated 2.4 million Americans have an opioid use disorder, according to federal estimates. That includes abuse of prescription painkillers such as Vicodin and OxyContin, as well as illegal drugs like heroin. But while the focus is usually on adults, children have become “the second wave of… Read More

The Crushing Costs of Addiction Rehab

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Families Overwhelmed By Cost of Addiction Rehab Many families dealing with the overwhelming challenges of taking care of addicted family members also face crushing bills for rehab. As reported by the Wall Street Journal, the addiction crisis that is killing tens of thousands of Americans every year is also creating a financial crisis for many families, compounding the… Read More