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Ryan Hampton
A city in Ohio has crafted a new tool to aid the battle against the growing opioid crisis. In Canton, Stark County, health officials have repurposed an old newspaper vending box into a free dispensary for Naloxone, commonly referred to as Narcan, according to ABC affiliate News 5 Cleveland. Narcan, which typically comes in the form of a...
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Nearly 108,000 Americans died of drug overdoses in 2022, according to final federal figures released Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Over the last two decades, the number of U.S. overdose deaths has risen almost every year and continued to break annual records — making it the worst overdose epidemic in American history. The official number for...
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Learn More About Various Opioid Addiction Treatment Programs Overdose deaths remain one of the leading causes of injury-related deaths in the United States, and the majority of overdose deaths involve opioids. According to provisional data by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 109,000 people died of a drug overdose in a 12-month...
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Know the Difference Between These Often Misused Terms and Why It Matters Opioids, sometimes called narcotics, are a type of drug generally used to alleviate pain. While they can be effective in managing pain, unfortunately, opioids and their synthetic variants can be highly addicting. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, in 2019,...
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The dog that saved Mike Favor’s life was a German shepherd puppy named Honey: 8 weeks old, heart condition, four months to live. This was in 2016, and Mr. Favor was trying to get sober, after 13 years of active cocaine addiction. When he heard about the puppy, at a rescue organization where he occasionally...
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During the 2016 presidential election, the opioid crisis caught the spotlight as one of the central issues for voters in the Midwest and Northeast. But the recent Republican Primary in New Hampshire left voters feeling dissatisfied with how the candidates plan to address the issue. Former President Donald Trump once called New Hampshire a “drug infested den.” His main...
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BEIJING — The United States and China will hold formal high-level talks in Beijing next week aimed at limiting the flow of fentanyl into the U.S., senior Chinese officials tell NBC News, resuming counternarcotics cooperation that was suspended for more than a year even as America struggles with what has been called its worst drug crisis in history. China...
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Americans may not say it aloud, but drug addiction has long been considered a moral failing. “Just say no,” as Nancy Reagan famously declared during the crack-cocaine epidemic of the 80s. That thinking has been slow to evolve. Scientists have learned in recent years that quitting something you’re addicted to isn’t a sudden process. If...
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When the history of the fentanyl crisis is written, 2023 may be remembered as the year Americans woke up to an unprecedented threat scouring communities – and a deepening cultural divide over what to do about it. For the first time in U.S. history, fatal overdoses peaked above 112,000 deaths, with young people and people...
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Opioid overdose reversal medicines like Narcan may soon be as standard-issue as fire extinguishers in affordable and public housing communities. The federal government urged housing providers to stock drugs like Narcan onsite in a joint letter signed by the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and the...
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