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Graduation from the relish tray

Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house not a creature was stirring….except for the family drunk. She stayed out longer than she intended…again! This year was going to be different, last year was a disaster! But all her friends were having a Christmas Eve party, she had to go, it wouldn’t be…

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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…

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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…

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