Healthy Sheboygan County 2020 Column: Safe Disposal of Medications Helps Combat Prescription Drug Abuse

Healthy Sheboygan County 2020 column: Safe disposal of medications helps combat prescription drug abuse
Prescription drug abuse has become a concern nationally and in Sheboygan County. It is a community problem that affects all of us. You may be aware of the recent news regarding the heroin epidemic which is now a public health priority.
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Doctor testifies on behalf of heroin-addicted burglary suspect trying to use drug abuse in insanity defense
Jefferson Siegel/New York Daily News Dr. Nicholas Kardaras, above, testified Monday in Manhattan Supreme Court to say heroin abuse should be used as part of insanity defense. Longtime smack addicts can have brain damage that puts them in a …
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Treating Drug Abuse as a Disease, Not a Crime
In a survey released today by the Pew Research Center, 87 percent of people characterized drug abuse is either a “crisis” or a “serious problem” in the U.S. That number hasn’t changed much in nearly twenty years. What has changed is how Americans are …
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Lawmakers host drug abuse listening session
(NECN: Mike Cronin) – A statewide drug epidemic has many leaders in Central Massachusetts very concerned. “It’s the worst I’ve seen. I’ve been doing it for about 35 years,” said Southbridge Police Chief Daniel Charette. Law enforcement, leaders, healthcare …
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Philipstown Residents Push Back on Cell Tower; Drug Abuse Crisis Reviewed at
The Philipstown Town Board got some push back from residents about a proposed Lane Gate Road cell tower and heard an alarming report about the local heroin drug crisis at its monthly meeting in the Town Hall. The board also dealt with a number of other …
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