Posts Tagged ‘opioids’

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State Opioid Deaths Rising

Michigan continues to be among the states nationwide experiencing a dramatic increase in the number of opioid-related overdoses in recent years, Lt. Gov. Brian Calley announced Thursday, Oct. 4. Preliminary 2017 data reveals that of the 2,729 overdose deaths in Michigan in 2017, 1,941 were opioid-related. “The opioid epidemic continues to be a national emergency that is…

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Hope Not Handcuffs

Above: Judge Linda Davis presents a program about Hope Not Handcuffs. Jackie Headapohl Managing Editor Police departments to provide a pathway to treatment for addicts. People dealing with addiction in Macomb County who run afoul of the law have a chance at staying out of jail thanks to a program launched last February called Hope…

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Teens Race To Make A Difference

5K planned to help end teen substance abuse. Runners and walkers are invited to “Spring Into Action” in downtown Franklin May 19 at a 5K to help end teen substance abuse one step at a time. Led by the Youth Action Board (YAB) of the Birmingham Bloomfield Community Coalition (BBCC), the YAB’s goal is to…

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A Community Conversation On The Opioid Epidemic

Temple Israel presents the Alicia Joy Techner Memorial Parenting Conference. The opioid epidemic affecting the entire Metro Detroit community will be the subject of the annual Alicia Joy Techner Memorial Parenting Conference Wednesday, March 7, at Temple Israel. Held since 1979, the Alicia Joy Techner Memorial Parenting Conference seeks to bring the Southeast Michigan community…

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