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Monday February 19th, 2018 10:36PM
LISTEN: OxyCotin pull back-what it really means
Drug make Purdue bowed to a key demand of lawsuits to stop promoting opioid drugs to doctors. Dr. John Dyben of Origins Recovery Centers talks about what this may mean to the opioid epidemic.
9:45AM ( 4 days ago )
Georgia Senate backs opioid and health care proposals
A proposal to create an opioid study committee and crack down on scammers who prey on addicts has sailed through the Georgia Senate.
3:48PM ( 1 week ago )
Philadelphia wants safe injection sites to help opioid fight
Philadelphia wants to become the first U.S. city to allow supervised drug injection sites as a way to combat the opioid epidemic
6:59PM ( 3 weeks ago )
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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.


Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services
Get the facts on the misuse and abuse of prescription opioids such as hydrocodone, oxycodone, morphine, and codeine, and the illegal opioid, heroin. (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services)

Centers for Disease Control
CDC (Centers for Disease Control) information on the Opioid Epidemic.

The Partnership at Drug Free
The Partnership at Drugfree.org helps parents find a wealth of information, tools and opportunities to connect with other parents and caregivers who may have a child struggling with addiction.

Foundation for a Drug Free World
The Foundation for a Drug-Free World is a nonprofit public benefit corporation that empowers youth and adults with factual information about drugs so they can make informed decisions and live drug free.

Stop Alcohol Abuse
On behalf of ICCPUD, SAMHSA maintains this website as a portal to Government-approved materials on underage drinking. The site also gives information on the Federal plan addressing this issue, a catalog of related Federal programs, and other information.

Center Point Prevention Program
Center Point Prevention Program covering the topics: Alcohol, Marijuana, Drugs and the Law, Conversation Starters for parents and youth.

For more information: info@oorescue.com
LISTEN: An open letter to President Trump on the Florida School Shooting-one man's solution
Mike Vilardi, a retired Federal Agent and a 9/11 responder shares his ideas for making schools safer in the wake of the Florida school shooting. Listen to his idea of expanding HR 218 and placing qualified armed retired law enforcement officers in public schools.
By Bill and Joel
9:45AM ( 3 days ago )