>>Thompson: FEW STATES HAVE BEEN HIT HARDER BY THE OPIOID EPIDEMIC THAN MASSACHUSETTS. LAST YEAR ALONE, ABOUT 2,000 PEOPLE THERE DIED OF OPIOID- RELATED OVERDOSES. FOR FRIENDS AND FAMILY LOOKING TO HELP THEIR LOVED ONES ON THE ROAD TO RECOVERY, THE STATE HAS A LAW THAT SENDS MEN IN PARTICULAR… Continue Reading Massachusetts jails men to provide drug addiction treatment

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— Maine has one of the highest overdose rates in the country… — Mr. Speaker, no one living in Maine today can ignore the addiction epidemic that is upon us. — …and the state has responded aggressively, by passing one of the nation’s strictest laws on prescribing opioids. It caps… Continue Reading Maine’s Strict Opioid Law Is Harming Chronic Pain Patients | World of Hurt (HBO)

>>The first time I tried heroin, not only did I like it, I loved it. It just gave me a sense of peace that I didn’t have to worry about stuff anymore. I just wanted to be free of worrying about stuff all the time. You know, I was a… Continue Reading Beating Opioid Addiction | Joy’s Story

CAPTIONING TEST. CAPTIONING TEST. CAPTIONING TEST. LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, PLEASE WELCOME TO THE STAGE, JOHN JADA JOYA, PRESIDENT OF GOOD EVENING, EVERYONE. A PRIVILEGE TO WELCOME YOU TO GEORGETOWN AND GASTON HALL AND THIS SPECIAL GATHERING. BEING HERE TONIGHT. OBAMA HAS DEDICATED THIS WEEK TO PRESCRIPTION AND OPIOID AWARENESS. HIS… Continue Reading Panel Discussion – Chasing the Dragon: The Life of an Opiate Addict