opioids

Is the Funding Budget Enough to put an End to the Opioid Epidemic?

Is the Funding Budget Enough to put an End to the Opioid Epidemic?

Opioid use and abuse has long been a problem in the united states. However, the problem has become a major crisis that has called for additional funding. Published earlier today by SFGATE, “The federal government will spend a record $4.6 billion this year to fight the nation’s […]

2018-03-28T01:50:40+00:00 March 28th, 2018|Categories: opioid abuse|Tags: , , , |

Devastating Effects of the Heroin Epidemic. Who is Affected?

Devastating Effects of the Heroin Epidemic. Who is Affected?

According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), “In 2012 about 669,000 Americans reported using heroin in the past year, a number that has been on the rise since 2007”. Heroin use is on the rise and it is affecting millions of people through dealing with a family member who […]

2018-03-08T01:32:34+00:00 March 8th, 2018|Categories: opioid abuse, Professional Detox|Tags: , , , |

The Benefits of Professional Detox. Is Professional Detox Right for you?

The Benefits of Professional Detox. Is Professional Detox Right for you?

Overtime Drug and Alcohol use wreck havoc on your body. Then when the addict has had enough, and decides they want to quit, quitting cold turkey is nearly impossible. For that reason, a professional detox facility can be of tremendous help to someone trying to recover from addiction. According to the […]

2018-03-02T22:05:30+00:00 February 24th, 2018|Categories: opioid abuse, Professional Detox|Tags: , , , |

Prescription Opioids

What are prescription opioids? | What are common prescription opioids? | How do people misuse prescription opioids? | How do prescription opioids affect the brain? | What are some possible effects of prescription opioids on the brain and body? | What are the other health effects of opioid medications? | Can I take prescription opioids if I’m […]

Gov. Henry McMaster announced an executive order and state of emergency ‘silent hurricane’ on the opioid crisis in South Carolina


Governor declares opioid epidemic in South Carolina a ‘silent hurricane,’ launches Opioid Emergency Response Team

Calling it a “Silent Hurricane,” Gov. Henry McMaster announced an executive order and state of emergency on the opioid crisis in South Carolina.

The Opioid Epidemic Order

The order brings together most of the top agencies in the state of S.C., including: South […]

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