Category: opioid epidemic

Jan 22

Tennessee Governor Touts $30M Plan to Fight Opioid Epidemic

U.S. News & World Report By Jonathan Mattise Gov. Bill Haslam touted a $30 million plan Monday that focuses on prevention, treatment and law enforcement to attack an opioid epidemic that kills at least three people a day in Tennessee. The Republican governor released details of the ‘TN Together’ initiative in a news conference Monday alongside …

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Oct 22

Clark County’s Recovery High School Helps At-Risk Pupils

Las Vegas Review-Journal By Meghin Delaney  Khara Greenwell knows from her drug treatment program that there are three mainstays in the lives of those dealing with addiction: jails, institutions and death. At 16, she’s seen two of the three. “I knew death was next,” she said of her decision to shake her addiction to mind-altering …

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Sep 07

Yadkin County, NC Commissioners Learn at National Convention

The Yadkin Ripple By Beanie Taylor As students returned to their regular regime of learning, Yadkin County Commissioner Kevin Austin described the education commissioners received over the summer. In addition to one every early spring in Washington D.C., the National Association of Counties holds a traveling national conference every summer. “This is the first time any …

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Sep 01

Wilmington, NC’s Solution to the Opioid Crisis

Governing By J. Brian Charles Jonathan Alexander Hayes was driving while high on opioids. It was the morning of Nov. 1, 2016, and the 24-year-old was approaching the busy intersection of Oleander Drive and Independence Boulevard in Wilmington, N.C., when he overdosed. Ahead of Hayes’ truck was the Richardson family. Mason, who was three days …

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