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Walls of Desperation

What We Think It’s a hard life we live as first responders, and hard people are required to live it. We convince […]

AAC Treatment Centers Host Town Halls on Underage Drinking

April 16, 2019

Although national studies show that underage alcohol use has steadily declined since 2002, there were still 7.4 million drinkers between the ages […]

Dwelling on It

April 10, 2019

Beginning the process of recovery is the hard part. The rest comes naturally. If you make the effort to get rid of […]

Drug Overdose Deaths from Fentanyl Soar

April 5, 2019

In April 2016, rock legend Prince, suffering from intense hip pain, consumed a Vicodin for relief. Shortly afterward, he overdosed and died […]

The FDA Calls for Just the Facts about Opioids…Finally

March 26, 2019

Well, the time has come at long last; the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) has stepped in to the opioid epidemic arena. And […]

Alone in a Group Is No Way to Fight a Fire (or Addiction)

March 26, 2019

It’s the law of the jungle: Groups are stronger than their individual parts. Firefighters are no different. Everything we do, we do […]

OxyContin Maker Exploring Bankruptcy in Wake of 2,000+ Lawsuits

March 12, 2019

Oh, the pain….whether it comes from an accident, surgery, or other cause, the narcotic painkiller du jour prescribed by doctors far and […]

4 Successful Strategies For Fighting the Opioid Epidemic From Around the U.S.

March 12, 2019

At first glance, the opioid epidemic seems like an insurmountable problem. According to the CDC, over 70,000 people died of drug overdoses […]

Shouldn’t, Couldn’t, Wouldn’t

March 4, 2019

I drank because I could. Everybody else did: my parents, my friends, my brother and sisters, the people I worked with, the […]

Safe Dosing: Coming to a Site Near You?

February 27, 2019

They’re called supervised injection sites (SIS). You may know them by other terms too. These include drug consumption facilities (DCF), fix rooms, […]

Addicted to My Phone? It’s as Real as It Gets

February 18, 2019

I tried to put my phone down for a day last week. One day. Twenty-four hours. I failed. I thought I could […]

Life-Saving Overdose Reversal Drug Just Got a Major Price Hike

February 15, 2019

The opioid epidemic is perhaps the worst public health crisis the U.S. has ever endured. Each year, tens of thousands of individuals […]

Protecting Small Hands and Bodies in the Fight against Opioids

February 15, 2019

According to researchers at Yale University, children may be one of the demographics that are most suffering from the opioid overdose epidemic. […]

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