Klobuchar Pushes For Support On Bills Aiming To Curb Opioid Abuse

New figures show a dramatic jump in opioid deaths in the Twin Cities. At the same time, federal lawmakers are pushing for new measures to keep an especially lethal opiate from coming into the country. The new figures released by prominent Twin Cities drug abuse consultant Carol Falkoswki show opioid related overdose deaths in Hennepin County alone rose 57 percent […]

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Drug overdoses now kill more Americans than guns

CBS News AP / December 9, 2016, 11:44 AM More than 50,000 Americans died from drug overdoses last year — the most ever. The disastrous tally has been pushed to new heights by soaring abuse of heroin and prescription painkillers, a class of drugs known as opioids. Heroin deaths rose 23 percent in one year, to […]

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Experts: Government Should Call on Naloxone Makers to Reduce Costs

By Partnership for Drug-Free Kids December 8th, 2016 The government should call on manufacturers of the opioid overdose antidote naloxone to reduce the cost of the life-saving drug, experts write in this week’s New England Journal of Medicine. Rising naloxone prices may threaten attempts to reduce opioid-related deaths, researchers from Yale University and the Mayo […]

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Holidays for those in Early Recovery

How to Navigate the Holidays in Early Recovery By Erin Goodhart December 8th, 2016 With the holiday season upon us, many of us look forward to get-togethers with friends and family, and work celebrations with colleagues. From the smell of holiday cookies baking to hearing carols in stores, we’re primed to be in a holiday […]

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‘High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas’ Labeled in Minnesota

5 Minnesota Counties Labeled ‘High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas’ October 19, 2016 06:42 PM New help is coming to the Twin Cities in the fight against drugs.  Hennepin, Ramsey, Anoka, Dakota and Washington counties are being designated as “High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas” by the White House, also know as HIDTA’s. That designation opens the door […]

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Community Mobilization Event @ North Branch

Hazelden Publishing will be hosting a community mobilization event in North Branch, MN. It is free and open to the public. November 18, 2016  Registration begins at 8:00 Event hours: 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m Lunch will be served Trinity Lutheran Church 38460 Lincoln Trail North Branch, MN 55056 Capacity is limited- Register in advance […]

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