Substance abuse

Thanksgiving takes on new meaning for residents of East Texas shelters

TYLER, Texas (KLTV) – While many East Texans recover from eating too much on Thanksgiving Day and spending time with loved ones, to some the word “Thanksgiving” has a much different meaning. Those who are trying to get their lives back in homeless shelters. As Longview shelters hold their traditional …

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Centraide local sets fundraising record for 2021 campaign

Content of the article Despite raising funds during a pandemic, United Way of Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington once again exceeded its fundraising goal with a record total of $ 3.803 million in 2021. Content of the article The announcement was made during a virtual campaign landing rally Thursday morning. …

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Shaheen and Capito lead bipartisan IMPACT law to reform drug retention period for opioid use disorder for providers

23 November 2021 (Washington, DC) – U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) have introduced bipartisan legislation that would increase the length of time a doctor can hold long-acting injectable buprenorphine (LAI) – a form of medication for disorders related to the use of opioids – in …

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Has Covid-19 changed our relationship with drugs? The answer is complicated

If three years ago Maddie Greer had been told she would smoke weed every day, she wouldn’t have believed it. But when the pandemic struck, Greer, a 24-year-old writer from Georgia, changed. She started drinking so much that she gained 80 pounds. She began to have health problems, including constant …

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Filmmaker profiles young man’s struggle with substance abuse disorders

“More than 100,000 people have died from an overdose in the past year,” he says. “And Josiah’s story is one that we hope can help save lives.” The Centers for Disease Control released that figure on Wednesday. Those numbers aren’t final yet, but it’s a total the nation has never …

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Overdose deaths hit record highs as pandemic spreads

The ubiquity of fentanyl and the unique social conditions caused by the pandemic combined to create a perfect storm, experts said. While some addicts seek out fentanyl, said Dr Volkow, others “may not have wanted to take it. But that’s what is sold, and the risk of overdosing is very …

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Burgum signs final extraordinary session bills, investing in infrastructure, workforce and other priorities

BISMARCK, ND – Governor Doug Burgum today signed the final bills of the Special Session of the Legislative Assembly, approving strategic investments of federal dollars in infrastructure, workforce, economic development and other priorities. The investments include support for a major pipeline to transport gas from the oilfield in western state …

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Mobile unit provides care to people in need | New

ANDERSON – Earlier this year, the Madison County Health Department set up its mHealth unit. Since its launch, the mobile unit has been used to deliver COVID-19 vaccines throughout the region. “We go to Elwood once a week in the mobile unit because it’s a small town…” said Tiffany Denton, …

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