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By Guest Author On Friday, May 31st, 2019
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How Non 12 Step Drug Rehab is Different

Although the 12 step approach to substance abuse recovery is probably the best known, it is not for everyone. One of the main differences between the traditional model of recovery support and other modern day non More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, May 1st, 2019
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Corrections Officer, Steven Frazer Pleads Guilty to Scheme to Smuggle Opioids into MCI

A former corrections officer at the Massachusetts Correctional Institute facility in Norfolk (MCI-Norfolk) pleaded guilty today in federal court in Boston in connection with a conspiracy to smuggle Suboxone strips More...

By The Dispatch On Sunday, April 14th, 2019
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Labor Department announces grant to battle opioid crisis in Florida, Alexander Acosta says this ‘is a serious public health concern’

The U.S. Department of Labor Friday announced the award of an opioid-crisis Dislocated Worker Grant (DWG) to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity for up to $2,500,000, with $833,333 released initially. More...

By The Dispatch On Sunday, April 7th, 2019
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Oakland County Reserve Deputy, Daniel Vasquez Sentenced for Unlawful Distribution of Opioids

A former Oakland County reserve deputy sheriff will spend 49 months in prison for the unlawful distribution of prescription opioids, U.S. Attorney Matthew Schneider announced today. Joining Schneider in the announcement More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, March 18th, 2019
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Medical Director, Kenneth Rivera-Kolb Sentenced for Unlawfully Distributing Opioids

The Medical Director of a substance abuse treatment center in Wellington, Florida, was sentenced to prison today after having previously pled guilty today to unlawfully distributing controlled substances (opioids, More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, February 18th, 2019
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Chicopee Man, Steven Brown Sentenced for Selling Heroin

A Chicopee man was sentenced today in federal court in Springfield for distributing heroin. Steven Brown, 28, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Mark G. Mastroianni to time served (three months) in prison More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, October 29th, 2018
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Nashville to Serve as Hub for Appalachian Regional Prescription Opioid Strike Force

Unites States Attorney Don Cochran for the Middle District of Tennessee and Assistant Attorney General Brian A. Benczkowski of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division announced today the formation of the Appalachian More...

By The Dispatch On Sunday, October 28th, 2018
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Justice Department’s Criminal Division creates Appalachian Regional Prescription Opioid strike force

Assistant Attorney General Brian A. Benczkowski of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division today announced the formation of the Appalachian Regional Prescription Opioid Strike Force (ARPO Strike Force), a joint More...

By The Dispatch On Saturday, March 31st, 2018
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Opioid drug overdose deaths: ‘No area of the United States is exempt from this epidemic’

An in-depth analysis of 2016 U.S. drug overdose data shows that America’s overdose epidemic is spreading geographically and increasing across demographic groups. The report, from researchers at the Centers for More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, March 7th, 2018
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Opioid epidemic: ‘Emergency department data can point to alarming increases in opioid overdoses’

Data from emergency departments (EDs) show that the U.S. opioid overdose epidemic continues to worsen, according to the latest Vital Signs report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Image/geralt More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, November 1st, 2017
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The CHAMPION Act would cut funds for CDC, public health programs: IDSA

The Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA), HIV Medicine Association (HIVMA) and Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society (PIDS) are urging Representatives to vote against the bill, The CHAMPION Act, as it More...


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