Check your medicine cabinet. See all those outdated pill bottles in the back? You need to dispose of them.
We hope to see you on April 25.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has put out a fact sheet about prescription opioids that explains what you need to know including any potential risks and side-effects. You can find the information here: https://www.cdc.gov/drugoverdose/pdf/aha-patient-opioid-factsheet-a.pdf
BANGOR (February 28, 2018) State Senator Andre Cushing (R) Newport spoke into a microphone and asked the question, “How many of you have a family member or a friend who has been affected by opioids?” Several hands went up. Cushing was one of five panelists discussing the opioid epidemic at the Bangor Region Chamber of […]
It gives me hope. Something we all need these days.
While much is known about the many costs of addiction and problematic drug use, we know very little about what happens to family members of those using or in recovery.
Now we have a new, terrifying wrinkle in this mess.
“Newer research tells us that opioids can actually cause pain. It activates the pain centers in the brain and the pain receptors on the cells, so it’s really, for a lot of people, making their pain worse or keeping their pain alive.”
A Florida police department used this clever image to show the true danger of heroin, fentanyl and carfentanil, and how much it would take to kill you.
The main takeaway is that Washington County is still experiencing a staggering rate of death.