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‘Opioid orphans’ unseen victims of drug epidemic

By |2018-07-11T22:22:49-06:00July 12th, 2018|

NORTHFIELD, N.H. — The silent, unseen victims of the opioid crisis are the children of those battling addiction, the "opioid orphans" who bounce from foster homes to facilities in search of their forever homes. The Spaulding Youth Center in Northfield helps many children without parents because of the opioid epidemic. In some cases, their mothers [...]

No One Plans For Addiction

By |2018-07-11T22:09:13-06:00July 10th, 2018|

When it comes to the opioid epidemic, thousands and thousands of family members have had to deal with opioid addiction and sometimes even death [by overdose]. There are too many stories like these, and the epidemic does not play favorites. Some victims of abuse are the users themselves or they are a parent, child, grandparent, [...]

County seeks damages for opioid epidemic

By |2018-07-11T22:17:40-06:00July 10th, 2018|

Ashley Hiruko Jul 11, 2018 Updated 11 hrs ago Whatcom County ‘greatly impacted’ by prescription drug abuse WHATCOM — The county is suing the largest manufacturers of prescription opioids in the country. A federal lawsuit, filed on June 27 by the county Prosecutor’s Office, asks for damages from pharmaceutical companies for their role in “creating [...]

Home News National Worse than AIDS: Opioid epidemic is public health crisis CDC director fears most

By |2018-07-08T23:06:59-06:00July 5th, 2018|

By Tom Howell Jr. - The Washington Times - Sunday, July 8, 2018 The federal government’s top disease fighter, who built his career battling the emergence of HIV/AIDS in the 1980s, says the opioid epidemic will be even worse. Robert Redfield, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, has dubbed the overprescription and [...]

Parenting again after losing a child to the opioid epidemic

By |2018-07-08T22:59:10-06:00July 3rd, 2018|

By Breon Martin  |  July 6, 2018 @10:59 PM MONROE/ORLEANS COUNTY N.Y. – At home in the village of Holley, not a single day goes by that Tammi Bale can forget the night she lost her son. “March 10th, 2016 I got a phone call about 11 o'clock at night—actually a text saying call me, Bob [...]

Why You Need NarcX

By |2018-07-11T21:31:06-06:00July 3rd, 2018|

Every day hospitals, pharmacies, clinics, and other healthcare facilities are facing drug diversion. Every day, communities, families, employees, and other individuals are facing the battles of addiction and deaths by overdoses. It is time that individuals and companies take this epidemic seriously and help to put an end to it. The opioid epidemic prompted Rx [...]

Report: Ohio opioid epidemic stretches Medicaid thin

By |2018-06-26T09:28:44-06:00June 28th, 2018|

Posted: Jun 26, 2018 6:57 AM MDT Updated: Jun 26, 2018 7:09 AM MDT COLUMBUS, Ohio -The state auditor says Ohio's health safety net provided by Medicaid is being stretched thin because of the opioid epidemic. A new report from the Ohio Auditor's Office shows the number of Ohio Medicaid recipients with an opioid-related diagnosis climbed 430 percent [...]

How We Got Here

By |2018-07-10T20:34:13-06:00June 28th, 2018|

When the opioid issue was confirmed as an epidemic in the U.S., many folks were surprised. The majority of people have been aware that opioid addiction and overdose were both becoming more common, but it appeared as though many had no idea as to the extent. So, how did this happen? How did we get [...]

An ‘Overprescription of Opioids’ That Led to a Crisis

By |2018-06-26T09:04:24-06:00June 26th, 2018|

The director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse pointed to economic factors as a cause of the epidemic. KRISHNADEV CALAMURJUN 23, 2018 A woman crouches on the sidewalk next to her boyfriend, who is unresponsive and not breathing after an opioid overdose in the Boston suburb of Everett, Massachusetts, on August 23, 2017.BRIAN SNYDER [...]

Addiction From All Backgrounds

By |2018-06-26T10:58:55-06:00June 26th, 2018|

Addiction can hit any household at any given time, often unexpectedly. Addiction might be found in a home filled with physical or emotional abuse; it might be present in the home of constant arguments or a broken home from a divorce; or it might be right in the home of a police officer, whose job [...]