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US cities grappling with opioid crisis considering new approach

US cities grappling with opioid crisis considering new approach

Photo courtesy of Vancouver Coastal Health Insite is North America’s first legal supervised injection site, which opened in 2003 and is located in … VANCOUVER, B.C. — Due to the surge in opioid painkiller and heroin addiction in the United States, drug overdoses are now the leading cause of death for …
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Looking back at 2017

The year that ends at midnight Sunday also will be remembered for the first total solar eclipse visible in the United States in nearly four decades. … While heroin made the crisis even deadlier in much of North Carolina and other states, prescription pain pills continued to dominate the drug scene in Wilkes …
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Opioid epidemic found ‘perfect storm’ of ingredients in West Virginia

Travis Zimmerman, assistant professor of criminal justice, presented a faculty lecture series on opioid addiction earlier this month. He discussed the rise … A statistic shared earlier in the program noted that 36 people out of every 100,000 people in the United States die from an overdose. Nalaxone takes …
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More women are smoking pot while pregnant, and it could have serious consequences

“More research is needed on how marijuana use during pregnancy could impact the health and development of infants,” the U.S. government’s National Institute on Drug Abuse stated on its website. “Given the potential of marijuana to negatively impact the developing brain, the American College of …
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Treatment programs in substance abuse and tracking reporting system

Bmw of north america. June 2007. June 2007: Drug Trend Summary; Emerging Reports about Seroquel® Abuse in the OSAM Network Areas; High Availability of Crack Cocaine and Increasing. National Survey of Substance Abuse Treatment Services (N-SSATS): 2012. This report presents results from …
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