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The Muhlenberg Weekly

Gregory Kantor

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5 June 2018

Allentown, Pennsylvania, United States

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Although the opioid epidemic has spread across America, this story argues that local solutions are needed. In Allentown, when somebody overdoses on opioids, they get a visit from a Blue Guardian, a trained volunteer t...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

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28 January 2020

District of Columbia, Washington, United States

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Ad campaigns that provide personal testimonials, relatable narratives, and captivating images succeed in stemming epidemics of addiction among teenagers. The Truth Initiative’s anti-smoking campaign has helped to dram...

Pacific Standard

Kevin Charles Fleming

26 February 2018

Rhode Island, United States

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When inmates enter prison, they are required to discontinue use of any substances, causing many of them to suffer symptoms of detox. Medication-assisted Treatment combines use of slow-release opiates and cognitive beh...

Richland Source

Courtney McNaull

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24 February 2018

Ashland, Ohio, United States

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In Ashland, the community is engaging in a grassroots fight against the opioid epidemic. Community members met for a conversation about opioids where each could share their perspective. These conversations explore the...

PBS NOVA

Kelsey Tsipis

22 August 2018

Cary, North Carolina, United States

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The United States is adopting wastewater epidemiology in response to the opioid crisis. Public health officials laud the tool for giving them a clear picture of the opioid crisis in their communities. In the city of C...

NationSwell

Chris Peak

1 September 2016

Baltimore, Maryland, United States

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There exists an antidote, naloxone, to opioid drug overdoses but only doctors have naloxone and drug addicts overdose in the street. In Baltimore, where more people die of drug overdoses than there are people murdered...

PBS Frontline

Priyanka Boghani

23 February 2016

Staten Island, New York, United States

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The heroin and opioid epidemic in America has raised questions about how to effectively treat addiction. Many now say medication should be offered alongside counseling.

Vox

German Lopez

31 July 2018

Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States

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Primary care providers often decline to learn how to treat opioid addiction because it takes too much time and specialization—it's a complex disease. But ECHO, a New Mexico initiative that links primary care providers...

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Rory Linnane

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21 August 2018

Wisconsin, United States

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Supervised injection sites are legal in certain cities and countries around the world, including Vancouver, BC. They’ve been shown to reduce overdose deaths and increase uptake into treatment. States like Wisconsin, w...

The Verge

Ben Popper

20 September 2017

Aurora, Indiana, United States

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A New York City opioid treatment startup called Groups is a solution for small towns with limited access to care for people struggling with opioid addiction. They overcome the hurdles of high cost, proximity to ca...

100 Days in Appalachia

Aaron Payne

20 August 2018

Kentucky, United States

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To combat the opioid epidemic in rural areas, Appalachian states are using mobile health clinics. In Kentucky, a mobile pharmacy housed in a van has distributed 1,300 doses of Narcan, the opioid overdose reversal drug...

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Ashley Luthern

16 August 2018

Madison, Wisconsin, United States

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In Dane County, Wisconsin, the jail is trying a new opioid treatment program. Usually, people who are recently released from jail are at high risk for overdose if they’ve suffered from addiction. This program takes ad...

KUNM

May Ortega

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10 September 2018

Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States

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A Santa Fe medical center is augmenting addiction treatment with art therapy. Their approach works to heal the emotional trauma associated with drug addiction and empower them to take control of their own stories.

FastCompany

Adele Peters

24 August 2018

United States

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Most apps aimed at helping opioid addiction have no science behind them, but ResQ was developed by a neurobiologist and psychologist to help users avoid relapse. The app provides support when treatment falls short by ...

Motherboard

Kaleigh Rogers

18 April 2017

New York, New York, United States

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Opioid addiction runs rampant in the United States. However, researchers are becoming more convinced that cannabis can help prevent opioid abuse from even happening. In states where cannabis is legal the rate of opioi...

NPR

Lisa Gillespie

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28 March 2018

Louisville, Kentucky, United States

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In Kentucky, a parent who is addicted to opioids and is reported to Child Protective Services, can get a second a chance. That’s because a program called START, gives parents the option of getting assigned a mentor th...

The New York Times

Julie Appleby

19 June 2018

Baltimore, Maryland, United States

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Doctors at Johns Hopkins and Rutgers New Jersey Medical School are striving to establish new guidelines that are specific to surgical procedure and patient circumstance for prescribing opioids. The general consensus i...

Bright Magazine

Virginia Pelley

23 January 2018

United States

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Emergency rooms across the country are initiating programs that address addiction and substance abuse. Usually emergency rooms are not equipped with mental health counselors, but to curb the opioid crisis, several are...

WFMJ

Michelle Nicks

13 February 2018

Warren, Ohio, United States

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Proper disposal of leftover prescription medication can help prevent substance abuse. To help residents properly dispose of their medications, Trumbull County in Ohio is undertaking a campaign to distribute medication...

Governing

J. Brian Charles

1 September 2017

Wilmington, North Carolina, United States

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The opioid crisis has resulted in numerous addictions, overdoses and deaths, leading North Carolina to reassess how they are handling the crisis. A rapid-response team checks on users after being given naloxone, heal...

The Outlook

Zane Sparling

3 October 2017

Portland, Oregon, United States

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Dentists in Multnomah County, Oregon are helping to prevent "doctor shopping", where addicts attempt to get prescriptions from multiple providers. They are doing this by checking a national database that lists all of ...

The New York Times

Amelia Schonbek

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26 September 2017

Dunkirk, New York, United States

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The rampant opioid epidemic tearing through communities across the United States is exacerbated by a rigid court system that fails to address individual needs and a severe lack of comprehensive treatment options, even...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

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10 July 2017

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

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Oral surgeons and other doctors tend to prescribe opioids to their patients following surgery, which has arguably contributed to a rising number of patients, especially those under the age of 25, developing addictions...

The Toledo Blade

Toledo Blade

3 November 2019

Toledo, Ohio, United States

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The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation has implemented a program that encourages those returning from being injured on the job to dispose of their leftover opioids. While the bags aren't a new concept and have shown...

NBC News

Shefali Luthra

19 October 2019

Hamburg, Germany

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Unlike the U.S., Germany has avoided an opioid epidemic by implementing regulations around when the drug is administered to patients that includes alternative treatments, special permission and screening for risk to a...

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