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FINDING HOPE: Medication-Assisted Treatment helping Idahoans conquer addiction

BOISE – With more and more Idahoans falling victim to opioid addiction, we’re taking an inside look at one replacement therapy option available right here in the Treasure Valley. In Idaho, there are only two businesses that offer Methadone-based Medication-Assisted Treatment programs — each with two locations — and all four options in the entire

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IDAHO’S RESPONSE TO THE OPIOID CRISIS

Follow link to view slide show. 1. IDAHO’S RESPONSE TO THE OPIOID CRISIS Presented by: Idaho Association of Recovery Community Centers 2. A GENERATION IN CRISIS… “Every day, more than 90 Americans die after overdosing on opioids. The misuse of and addiction to opioids – including prescription pain relievers, heroin, and synthetic opioids such as fentanyl

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51 people overdose on cbd oil in Utah

The CDC reported 51 cases of people experiencing adverse reactions following the use of CBD oil with 30 of those people being hospitalized. Adverse reactions reported in victims included altered mental status, seizures, confusion, loss of consciousness, and hallucinations. The adverse effects were inconsistent with known CBD effects prompting concern for adulteration with a substance such as a synthetic cannabinoid use.

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HEPATITIS C

Hepatitis C is a liver disease caused by the bloodborne hepatitis c virus (World Health Organization, 2015). Hep C is most often transmitted through injection drug use, inadequate sterilization of medical equipment, and the transfusion of unscreened blood and blood products. Other modes of transmission include intercourse with an HCV positive partner, and a pregnant

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Mental Illness

“A MENTAL ILLNESS IS A CONDITION THAT IMPACTS A PERSON’S THINKING, FEELING OR MOOD, AND MAY AFFECT HIS OR HER ABILITY TO RELATE TO OTHERS AND FUNCTION ON A DAILY BASIS” (NAMI, N.D.). In 2012, there were an estimated 43.7 million adults living with mental illness in the United States; this represents nearly 20% of

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