Sen. Richard Briggs from East Tennessee wants to pass a bill that would provide financial assistance to family members raising children with parents who have substance use disorders. The money would come from unused funds from the TANF program. Read more here: ... See more
Thousands of grandparents are struggling to raise their grandchildren because of the opioid epidemic
In rural Carter County, Tenn., health officials have embraced a strategy for stemming addiction: Teaching children as young as 6 how to administer Narcan, a nasal spray that can stop an opioid overdose from being fatal. https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.nytimes.com/2020/02/23/us/opioids-tennessee-narcan-training.amp.html ... See more
In rural Carter County, Tenn., health officials have embraced a strategy for stemming addiction: Teaching children as young as 6 how to administer Narcan, a nasal spray that can stop an opioid overdose from being fatal. ... See more
Just this week, officials seized hundreds of thousands of dollars in fentanyl pills here in Colorado. The feds arrested two dozen people who are accused of being part of a Mexican drug trafficking ring based in Denver and Aurora. ... See more
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A Memphis psychiatrist was found guilty of unlawfully distributing opioids, the U.S. Department of Justice said. The DOJ says 83-year-old licensed psychiatrist Richard Farmer, of M… ... See more
The world’s largest retailer introduces additional measures to help curb opioid abuse.
Overdose deaths in Chattanooga have marked the highest number recorded in 2019, according to figures just released by the Chattanooga Police Department (CPD). WTVC. Last year, there were 64 overdose-related deaths in the city. For 2018, CPD says that number was at 42. As of February 13th of this yea... ... See more
Congratulations to Gillian Fuhrmeister for receiving the Governor’s Volunteer Stars Award! Gillian serves as the Youth Sector Representative for DrugFree WilCo & President for our (YPC) Youth Prevention Coalition. ... See more
Parents are urged to warn their kids of drug and alcohol dangers early on.
If anyone thought the new flavored e-cigarette regulations were going to solve the youth vaping epidemic, they haven’t heard of Puff Bars.
Mimicking the popular e-cigarette JUUL, disposable Puff Bars are a type of vape that contain high levels of nicotine and come in many youth-appealing flavors.
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