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How Might Drug Treatment Services be Impeding the Process of Reducing Drug-Related Deaths?

I talked recently about my experiences of being a new nurse working in drug services and I was not surprised to have feedback from several people commenting on how it echoed their own experiences. 1,415 more words

Drug-related Deaths

My First 6 Months as a New Nurse Working in Drug Services

I want to share a brief insight in to my experiences as a new nurse working in drug services for a couple of reasons. Firstly, it’s helpful for me to reflect back on this to consider where people are coming from when they talk to me about service provision and secondly, I want to draw attention to a couple of problems that may get people thinking and encourage improvements for everyone concerned. 1,003 more words

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U of Minnesota: Global antibiotic resistance tracking project launched

University of Minnesota: Global antibiotic resistance tracking project launched. “Global charitable foundation Wellcome Trust today announced a new research project to track and document the burden of disease associated with antimicrobial resistance (AMR). 59 more words

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A Guide to Preparing For A Visit To A Rehab

Visiting a loved one in drug rehab in Sacramento can cause mixed feelings that can range from excitement and happiness to worry and anger. Numerous family members and friends become used to negative interactions when their loved ones are using drugs and alcohol. 183 more words

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State attorneys general seek more beds for drug treatment

A bipartisan coalition of state attorneys general on Monday called on Congress to allow Medicaid funding to flow to larger drug treatment centers, potentially expanding the number of addicts who can get help as the nation grapples with an overdose crisis. 55 more words


My friend Jeff and his do-it-yourself drug treatment

If street drugs are frequently used to self-medicate symptoms of chronic emotional distress (and they are), it’s likewise true that many street drug users will try hard to self-treat their addictions, with mixed results. 484 more words

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Life Expectancy Rates in the U.S. Drop as a Result of the Opioid Crisis

It seems like everyday I am posting something about “save a life use naloxone” on Facebook almost to the point where I am beginning to believe people may be tuning me out.   426 more words

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