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Opioid Epidemic

May 21, 2019

Living With my Brother’s Addiction Yes

It was the spring of 2009. I was preparing to graduate from college with my undergraduate degree when I received…

Guest Commentary, Mental Health First Aid, Mental Health Month, News, Opioid Epidemic, Substance Use
March 27, 2019

10 Things You Need to Know About the Opioid Epidemic

“Of the almost 20 million individuals with a substance use disorder in 2017, more than 2 million qualified as having…

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March 25, 2019

Is Addiction a Choice?

Science has confirmed that addiction is a chronic brain disease that can happen to anyone. Despite this, there is still…

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March 20, 2019

5 Surprising Facts About Opioid Use

“The crisis is that we don’t understand the crisis, and because of that, countless lives have been lost,” said Rocco…

Mental Health First Aid, News, Opioid Epidemic, Substance Use
March 14, 2019

Signs of Heroin Use: A Guide for Loved Ones

“It was really sad. She was just gone, and we didn’t know what to do.” Kelly Whaley lived in Monroe…

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March 11, 2019

From Heartbreak to Hope: A Family’s Journey Through Opioid Addiction

Our oldest child, Jamie, died of a fentanyl overdose two years ago at the age of 27. We miss him…

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March 6, 2019

How You Can Help Address the Opioid Epidemic Yes

Every day, 140 individuals in the United States die of a drug overdose, 91 of them specifically due to opioids.…

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May 16, 2018

Briefing Showcases Mental Health First Aid and Opioid Epidemic

This post originally appeared on the Capitol Connector blog. View the original post. On Tuesday, May 8th, the National Council…

Fire/EMS, News, Opioid Epidemic, Public Safety
April 9, 2018

Why the Opioid Epidemic Is a Mental Health Crisis, Not…

“Drug crimes,” as they relate specifically to our nation’s opioid epidemic, appear to be flooding the news as of late.…

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March 27, 2018

Celebrating the Strength of Women This Women’s History Month

March is Women’s History Month, a month when women are especially celebrated for their strength, vigor and resilience. Coverage of…

Be The Difference, News, Opioid Epidemic, Substance Use
March 6, 2018

A Doctor’s Education in Opioid Addiction

With a brassy laugh and penchant for bringing her granddaughter to appointments, Ms. L had been a memorable patient for…

Be The Difference, Healthcare, News, Opioid Epidemic, Substance Use
February 14, 2018

Stakeholders Unite: How to Spend Dollars to Curb the Opioid…

“We have to do something about it,” said President Trump in reference to the opioid epidemic during his State of…

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