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ADDICTION TREATMENT & RECOVERY

The National Center for Health Statistics issued a preliminary report indicating more than 64,000 drug overdose deaths in 2016. The breakdown of this national calamity for 2016 is the following:  1.  Traditional opioid painkillers, such as OxyContin and Percocet, caused about 14,400 overdose deaths.  2. Non-methadone synthetic opioids ( i.e.fentanyl), were involved in more than 20,100 […]

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Trump Declares Opioid Emergency: Too Little!

Pres. Trump is declaring an opioid nationwide health emergency, but is not issuing a national disaster emergency ( i.e. hurricane Harvey). The difference is major, only the national disaster emergency designation allows for additional federal funding to fight the “Opiate Epidemic” sweeping our country. The National Center for Health Statistics issued a preliminary report indicating […]

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Opioid Epidemic Increases Jail Suicides?

Have jail suicides increased at the same time that Opioid deaths have increased nationally (Opioid Epidemic). For example, data from the Massachusetts state Department of Public Health indicated opioid-related overdose deaths started to increase from 656 in 2011 to 2,069 in 2016. During the same years, all 14 county Massachusetts sheriffs’ departments reported that suicides […]

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