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Nelson: We're wallowing and sinking in a sea of drugs

Almost half a century ago, the inimitable Grace Slick sang about one pill making you larger and another making you small.

These days, though, you need not go ask Alice — instead, talk to any police officer, doctor or social worker about such horrors. 627 more words

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Opioid Overdose Reversal Training Event on June 6th

 

Drug overdose has become the #1 cause of accidental death in the U.S. Mark Atwood, a member of Pender, would like to make you aware of an important event being sponsored by The Chris Atwood Foundation (“CAF”). 149 more words

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Metro Drug Study Shows Meth & Heroin 'Epidemic'

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — There’s disappointing news concerning the Twin Cities efforts to reduce illegal drug use, especially the battle against methamphetamine.

A report released by Drug Abuse Dialogues… 304 more words

News

The Guardian Heart

There are all sorts of hearts in this world. Some are cold and hard, impenetrable and insulated from any emotion, good or bad. Others are soft and tender, feeling every little thing that comes their way. 1,483 more words

Life

Heroin-Related Deaths Have Quadrupled in America

Correction appended, March 5

Heroin-related deaths nearly tripled in the U.S. within just three years and quadrupled in 13, according to new federal data.

The new report from the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) shows that from 2000 to 2013, drug-poisoning deaths involving heroin increased fourfold, from 0.7 deaths per 100,000 people to 2.7 deaths per 100,000 people. 363 more words

The Problem With Treating Pain in America

Chronic pain affects an estimated 100 million Americans, and between 5 to 8 million use opioids for long-term pain management. Data shows the number of prescriptions written for opioids as well opioid overdose deaths have skyrocketed in recent years, highlighting a growing addiction problem in the U.S. 659 more words