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The Opioid Epidemic in Hays County Texas Continues To Rise

By Michael Rass Michael Rass Meet The Editorial Team Published: January 18, 2018 Updated: January 12, 2021 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

North Texas Mother Helps Students in Recovery After Losing Son To Heroin

By Michael Rass Michael Rass Meet The Editorial Team Published: January 11, 2018 Updated: January 12, 2021 By Michael Rass Angie Rogers lost her son to heroin in November 2015. The North Texas mother lived through a nightmare all too familiar to many other parents around the nation. Brandon Rogers, whom many people called “Bubba,”

Opioid Crisis in Southwest Texas: Fentanyl and Carfentanil Posing Threat

By Michael Rass Michael Rass Meet The Editorial Team Published: June 26, 2017 Updated: January 12, 2021 Photo By: Argash / CC BY-SA 3.0 The national opioid addiction crisis is also affecting neighborhoods in San Antonio. In 2014, Bexar County had the third-highest overdose rate for opiates after Nueces and Dallas Counties. Twenty-one percent of intoxication

The Link Between Chronic Pain and Addiction in East Texas

By Michael Rass Michael Rass Meet The Editorial Team Published: June 14, 2017 Updated: March 1, 2020 Houston is the seat of the internationally renowned Texas Medical Center, which contains the world’s largest concentration of research and healthcare institutions. More heart surgeries are performed at Texas Medical Center than anywhere else in the world. The