New opiate crisis intervention court launched to save lives

By Raise the Bottom | November 8, 2017 | Comments Off on New opiate crisis intervention court launched to save lives

A trailblazing scheme has been launched to give urgent treatment and recovery aid to opiate users before they are put through court prosecution. The first-of-its-kind Opiate Crisis Intervention Court was opened in Buffalo at the beginning of May to provide a better support system for at-risk drug users after they are arrested. It flips the…

Mental Illness

By Raise the Bottom | October 2, 2017 | Comments Off on 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…

Prescription Opiates

By Raise the Bottom | October 2, 2017 | Comments Off on Prescription Opiates

“Opiates are a family of drugs that have morphine-like effects. The primary medical use for prescription opiates to relieve pain. Opiates can produce euphoria, making them prone to abuse” (NIH, 2014). Prescription opiates  such as Vicodin, Oxycodone, Morphine, Codeine, etc. are medications whose primary function is to relieve pain. These opiates  relieve pain by reducing the intensity…


By Raise the Bottom | October 2, 2017 | Comments Off on 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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