Upper Midwest tribes file suit over opioid crisis

Three tribes from the Dakotas joined the legal blitz against drugmakers.  WASHINGTON – Indian tribes in Minnesota, Wisconsin and the Dakotas are suing opioid manufacturers and distributors over the epidemic of addiction and overdoses that racks their reservations. Three North and South Dakota tribes filed suit in federal court Monday against two dozen companies. Minnesota’s Leech […]

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Opioid Overdoses Almost Triple in Children and Teens

Number of Children and Teens Hospitalized for Opioid Overdoses Almost Tripled November 2, 2016 A new study finds the number of young children and teens hospitalized for opioid painkiller overdoses has almost tripled in recent years. Opioid overdoses increased 205 percent from 1997 to 2012 among children ages 1 to 4, HealthDay reports. Among teens […]

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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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Red Ribbon Week

Today, I’m honoring Kiki Camarena, a DEA agent who died while fighting substance abuse. Join me in celebrating Red Ribbon Week® 2016. Take the pledge: www.redribbon.org/pledge The Red Ribbon Campaign® is the oldest and largest drug prevention program in the nation, reaching millions of young people during Red Ribbon Week®, October 23rd – October 31st […]

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