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Surgeon General Advisory Warning Issued

Until this past week, it had been 13 years since the last Surgeon General warning. That one had to do with pregnancy and drinking alcohol. The advisory this week encourages those taking opioid prescriptions and friends/family of those who take those prescriptions to carry naloxone, an overdose-reversing drug. But will this advisory help? I guess it does raise awareness of […]

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A NewDay of Hope for the Opioid Epidemic

Today’s announcement by the President that the opioid crisis will now be a national public health emergency will bring heightened awareness to this long-standing problem. That’s the good news. My hope is that the federal government will recognize faith-based entities like the places where I have been employed to be supported. Old approaches have not been working. It is time […]