crisis Archive

  • BY VERONICA REINER   With the opioid blocker naloxone being offered for free over the counter, it is clear that prescription and street drug use is a growing issue. According to the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, deaths from prescription opioid overdoses have tripled since 1999. It is thought that because these drugs are more available than they used to be, drug abuse is easier. Online pharmacies make it even easier to obtain opioids....

    Number of opioid deaths alarming

    BY VERONICA REINER   With the opioid blocker naloxone being offered for free over the counter, it is clear that prescription and street drug use is a growing issue. According to the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, deaths from prescription opioid overdoses have tripled since 1999. It is thought that because these drugs are more available than they used to be, drug abuse is easier. Online pharmacies make it even easier to obtain opioids....

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  • By REBECCA SOARES The opioid addiction crisis is an epidemic striking not only the United States but also Canada. When a crisis hits, U.S. authorities take measures to combat it, but this is not the case in Canada. While the opioid addiction problem continues to grow, doctors in this country are still prescribing an alarming number of painkillers. According to the health-data company QuintilesIMS, in 2016 there were 19 million prescriptions dispensed by retail pharmacies...

    Opioid addiction crisis growing at a deadly rate

    By REBECCA SOARES The opioid addiction crisis is an epidemic striking not only the United States but also Canada. When a crisis hits, U.S. authorities take measures to combat it, but this is not the case in Canada. While the opioid addiction problem continues to grow, doctors in this country are still prescribing an alarming number of painkillers. According to the health-data company QuintilesIMS, in 2016 there were 19 million prescriptions dispensed by retail pharmacies...

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  • BY CASEY SCHELLENBERGER I don’t know too many people who like to make phone calls under the best circumstances, let alone if they were in the middle of a mental health crisis. These crises can cover a wide range of feelings and problems from excessive anxiety and mood swings to suicidal thoughts. So, it is important that everyone who needs help get it. In theory, services such as IMAlive.org, which is one of the only services...

    Online crisis intervention needs to be offered 24/7

    BY CASEY SCHELLENBERGER I don’t know too many people who like to make phone calls under the best circumstances, let alone if they were in the middle of a mental health crisis. These crises can cover a wide range of feelings and problems from excessive anxiety and mood swings to suicidal thoughts. So, it is important that everyone who needs help get it. In theory, services such as IMAlive.org, which is one of the only services...

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