Program makes progress on ambitious opioid goals

19 Jan No Comments jessicaking2616 News

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

CDC Releases Guidelines for Prescribing Opioids

18 Mar No Comments jessicaking2616 News

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

Life Skills Training Protects Teens from Opioid Misuse

4 Mar No Comments jessicaking2616 News

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.

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