Re-posted from the Lake County News LAKE COUNTY, Calif. – March 11 to 17 is National Patient Safety Awareness Week. In honor of this week, SafeRx Lake County, a local opioid safety coalition, offers some best practices on keeping children safe when it comes to prescribed medications, how to store
September 12, 2018 Clearlake, CA September is National Recovery Month. This observance, held September of every year, aims to raise awareness on recovery and educate Americans that recovery can become a reality. Through substance use treatments and mental health services, individuals living with a mental or substance use disorder can
Re-posted from the Lake County Record-Bee: The SafeRx Opioid Reduction Task Force, a signature project of Hope Rising Lake County, reported success in lowering opioid use. Key statistics from Partnership HealthPlan of California and the California Department of Public Health demonstrate that opioid prescription use and misuse is down in
In an effort to curb what many consider the worst public health drug crisis in decades, the federal government on Tuesday published the first national standards for prescription painkillers, recommending that doctors try pain relievers like ibuprofen before prescribing the highly addictive pills, and that they give most patients only
The Life Skills Training (LST) prevention intervention, delivered in 7th grade classrooms, helps children avoid misusing prescription opioids throughout their teen years, NIDA-supported researchers report. Click here to read more.