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Florida’s New Opioid Laws Effective July 1, 2018

By Lakeview Health Lakeview Health Meet The Editorial Team Published: July 1, 2018 Today, July 1, 2018, Florida’s new opioid laws for the regulation of the use of prescription opioids went into effect enforcing a three-day limit on most prescriptions and aims to hold the doctors more accountable to avoid reckless prescriptions. This would largely

Opioid Epidemic in New England Far from Over

By Lakeview Health Lakeview Health Meet The Editorial Team Published: March 26, 2018 Opioid Epidemic in New England Far from Over New England has been among the hardest-hit regions in the opioid epidemic. The rate of drug overdose deaths in the six northeastern states remains at or above the national average, according to recent data

Our Response: A Seven-Step Plan for Ending the Opioid Crisis

By Lakeview Health Lakeview Health Meet The Editorial Team Published: February 27, 2018 Our Response: A Seven-Step Plan for Ending the Opioid Crisis In a recently published article, “A Seven-Step Plan for Ending the Opioid Crisis,” Michael Bloomberg strongly called upon Congress to take serious action in combating the opioid crisis in America. “The opioid

With Drug Overdose Deaths Rising, Rehab isn’t About Giving Up One Thing

By Michael Rass Michael Rass Meet The Editorial Team Published: February 26, 2018 Drug Overdose Deaths Rising: It Isn’t About Giving Up One Thing Drug overdose deaths are occurring at record levels in the United States. According to the latest statistics provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), US drug overdose deaths

The Opioid Epidemic in Hays County Texas Continues To Rise

By Michael Rass Michael Rass Meet The Editorial Team Published: January 18, 2018 Opioid Epidemic in Hays County Texas Drug overdose deaths in Texas have been leveling off in recent years according to the latest data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Hays County—situated between Austin and San Antonio—seems to buck that trend.

New Jersey Holds Town Hall Meetings on Reorganization of Addiction and Mental Health Services

By Michael Rass Michael Rass Meet The Editorial Team Published: January 16, 2018 New Jersey Holds Town Hall Meetings on Reorganization of Addiction and Mental Health Services By Michael Rass New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has said the opioid crisis will be his primary focus before he leaves office in January. In his final state-of-the-state

What is the Heroin Triangle? A Georgia Epidemic

By Michael Rass Michael Rass Meet The Editorial Team Published: September 29, 2017 What is the Heroin Triangle? In January, Georgia Governor Nathan Deal referred to the drug overdose crisis in his state as “an ongoing epidemic that ravages the hearts and minds of not only individuals but also the communities that they touch.”  

Wisconsin Leads Midwest in Alcohol Misuse and Faces Growing Meth Problem

By Lakeview Health Lakeview Health Meet The Editorial Team Published: September 27, 2017 Wisconsin Leads Midwest in Alcohol Misuse and Faces Growing Meth Problem By Michael Rass Like many other states in the Union, Wisconsin has an opioid problem. Governor Scott Walker put it bluntly: “We’ve recently seen opioid use and abuse escalate throughout Wisconsin.

New Illinois Survey Shows Many Directly Touched by Opioid Epidemic

By Michael Rass Michael Rass Meet The Editorial Team Published: September 25, 2017 A new poll from the National Safety Council (NSC) shows one in three Illinois residents has been directly touched by the opioid epidemic ravaging the nation. Illinoisans may have personally known someone who has become addicted to opioids, known someone who overdosed

New York Provides Inexpensive Naloxone to Fight Opioid Epidemic

By Lakeview Health Lakeview Health Meet The Editorial Team Published: September 22, 2017 Photo: MTA New York City Transit / Marc A. Hermann / CC BY 2.0 New York Provides Inexpensive Naloxone to Combat Opioid Epidemic By Michael Rass The New York State Joint Senate Task Force on Heroin and Opioid Addiction reported last year