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US approves monthly injection for opioid addiction
U.S. health officials have approved a monthly injectable form of the leading medication for patients recovering from addiction to opioids, such as prescription painkillers and heroin.
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Founder charged in opioid scheme can remove GPS monitoring
The founder of a pharmaceutical company charged with leading a nationwide conspiracy to bribe doctors to prescribe an opioid pain medication has won his bid to remove his electronic monitoring bracelet
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Forysth County may join opioid fight in court
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What are opiods?

Opiods are drugs that reduce the intensity of pain signals. The word “opiod” comes from opium, a drug made from the poppy plant

What are they used for?

Many teens and young adults first use opiods when they are prescribed them by a dentist or oral surgeon, often for the removal of molars. Other teens and young adults may be prescribed them for a sports injury.

Why do some teens and young adults abuse opiods?

For a variety of reason – to party and to get high, or to cope with academic, social or emotional stress.

How do they abuse them?

Sometimes people get high by crushing pills into powder to snort, swallow or inject (after dissolving in water). Heroin in an illegal opiod that can be snorted, injected or smoked.

Where do they get the drugs?

The majority of teens and young adults abusing prescription drugs get them from medicine cabinets of family members and friends. Some hand out or sell their extra pills or pills they’ve acquired or stolen from classmates. A small minority of teens and young adults say they get their prescription drugs illicitly from doctors, pharmacists or online.

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LISTEN: Military often face challenges when coming home for Christmas.
Coming home for the holidays should be a time of joy for returning military veterans, but many vest suffer from physical and emotional problems at a much greater rate than the general population. This often makes for a less than happy homecoming. Karen Cierazan of Cigna and Allison Jaslow, a vet and Executive Director of the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, offer insight into this situation. If you're a vet seeing support, the IAVA support line is free and open 24/7/365 at 885-244-6211.
By Bill and Joel
11:01AM ( 4 days ago )