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What causes opioid addiction, and why is it so tough to combat? – Mike Davis

What Makes Opioid Addiction So Difficult to Fight?

Starting with the 1980s and 1990s, pharmaceutical companies in the United States started pushing opioid painkillers into the market, giving little weight to their addictive potential. As a result, opioids started being prescribed more and more, which resulted in higher addiction rates across the country. This snowballed into a full-blown epidemic, one that continues to this day. Learn about the opioid crisis from famous historian and writer Mike Davis.

Fentanyl is fueling a new overdose crisis

Fentanyl is fueling a new overdose crisis

WASHINGTON — Fentanyl, a super potent synthetic opioid at the center of a new overdose epidemic, is presenting uniquely vexing challenges for law enforcement officials because it’s so deadly, so versatile and so profitable.

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Chowdhurys Honor Son’s Memory

Chowdhurys Honor Son’s Memory

It’s a statistic that crops up from time to time on the news networks, or in a special magazine issue, usually quickly followed by more stories about politics or the latest celebrity news. 64,000people. It’s a horric number, and too…

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Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) are a significant risk factor for substance use disorders and can impact
prevention efforts. Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) are stressful or traumatic events, including abuse and..

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OxyContin Abuse

OxyContin Abuse

What Is OxyContin?
OxyContin is a branded formulation of the powerful opioid painkiller, oxycodone. It is prescribed to manage cases of

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Phoenix Counseling Center | Celebrating Recovery Month

Phoenix Counseling Center shall promote the welfare and dignity of all persons who seek and engage our services. Our behavioral health services and supports are designed to provide meaningful assistance to individuals in acquiring those physical, emotional, mental, and social skills which enable the individual to achieve recovery and function effectively within their own person and/or environment. We evidence respect for the rights and uniqueness of the individual to be served in the least restrictive and most appropriate community setting.

President Trump signed H.R. 6

H.R. 6, the Substance Use-Disorder Prevention that Promotes Opioid Recovery and Treatment (SUPPORT) for Patients and Communities Act, is a bipartisan bill that will help in our overall efforts to combat the opioid crisis by advancing treatment and recovery initiatives, improving prevention, protecting our communities, and bolstering our efforts to fight deadly illicit synthetic drugs like fentanyl.

American Overdose tells the tale of US opioid crisis

Guardian reporter Chris McGreal writes about the country’s opioid crisis in the new book ‘American Overdose,’ and he joins Morning Joe to discuss his extensive reporting.

Tired Of Being 'Dope Sick,' A Drug User Gets Help From Police To Get Sober

Two key ingredients came together for Shannon McCarty to get off drugs in late 2017: connections and timing.”The police showed up because they said they got a call that we were shooting up in the car,” Shannon said.

Everett police officer, Inci Yarkut walked up to the window of the car where Shannon was living.

International Overdose Awareness Day 

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