Teachers Pause Playground Games to Pick Up Needles

Most soccer games involve time outs. But, coaches usually call them to trade a player, give a pep talk, or help a player recover from a fall. At Boston’s public schools, however, soccer games are paused to remove used syringes from the field. Teachers must stop recess to get dirty needles off the playground. Things…

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San Francisco Mayor Proposes Drug Distribution to Homeless

For San Francisco, the statistics about opioid abuse are staggering: The Department of Public Health estimates there are 11,000 people addicted to heroin in San Francisco. It is estimated that thousands of these individuals are homeless. The Public Works Department picks up more than 12,500 discarded needles every month at homeless hang-outs. San Francisco’s mayor,…

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  • Teachers Pause Playground Games to Pick Up Needles

    Most soccer games involve time outs. But, coaches usually call them to trade a player, give a pep talk, or help a player recover from a fall. At Boston’s public schools, however, soccer games are paused to remove used syringes from the field. Teachers must stop recess to get dirty needles off the playground. Things…

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    An estimated 200,000 Ohioans are addicted to opioids. State officials lay much of the blame at the feet of Big Pharma. State Attorney General Mike DeWine claims several industry leaders “helped unleash a health care crisis that has had far-reaching financial, social, and deadly consequences in the State of Ohio.” Ohio Sues Big Pharma Ohio…

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  • Ibogaine: Miracle Cure or Dangerous Botanical?

    We all know healthcare providers and researchers are desperate to find solutions to the opioid crisis, but are they overlooking a possible cure? The answer, according to a recent article, appears to be yes. The article, which was published by The Guardian, suggests an ancient substance called ibogaine might be the answer to opioid dependency….

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    The National Institute on Drug Abuse reports an estimated 1.5 million Americans use cocaine. In 2015, our nation saw more than 6,700 cocaine-related deaths. Research indicates around 40 percent of drug-related emergency department visits involve cocaine. Newsflash: Cocaine Use is on the Rise Cocaine is an extremely addictive stimulant. Its use can produce perceived positive…