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  • the word meth

Amphetamine-Related Hospitalizations Jumped 245% in 7 Years

An alarming uptick of amphetamine use, such as crystal meth and speed, has quietly taken center stage for some hospitals also struggling with opioids abuse. Between 2008 and 2015, Amphetamine-related hospitalizations jumped by about 245%, according to the American Medical Association’s latest report. The increase is a startling reminder that the addiction epidemic isn’t isolated

  • naloxone saves lives

Surgeon General Urges People to Carry Naloxone

The US Surgeon General, Jerome Adams has announced he thinks it’s important for people who are at-risk of overdose or know somebody who might be, to carry naloxone. On Monday, the Surgeon General met with about a half-dozen residents during a meeting with the Northern Kentucky Health Department in Florence. He told the crowd of

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