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Discussion on impact of opioids

By Clip Syndicate
Opioid addiction is growing in communities across the state. In the last three years, 481 opioid related deaths have been reported to the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics. A town hall meeting was held earlier in Diamondhead to address the impact of opioids. It’s a growing epidemic that’s spreading throughout the state of Mississippi. Opioid addiction is now becoming more common in local communities and several departments and officials are urging the public to be educated and prevent drug overdose.“In 2016, there were enough prescription pain killers dispensed in the state of Mississippi that every living breathing person in the state could have possessed 70 dosage units each. You’re talking about a population of 2.9 million. That’s in excess of 201 million tablets that were dispensed in the state of Mississippi.” For the past three years, more than 85 percent of overdose deaths reported in Mississippi were opioid related. The highest numbers of prescription overdose deaths have been in Harrison County and Jackson County. Commissioner Marshall Fisher of the Department of Public Safety says the problems are not only with drug abuse, but also over prescribing. “The truth is, the pharmaceutical industry flooded the market with these pain killers and led people to believe that they were just as safe as Tylenol or Advil or something like that and now we have an issue where we’ve got more people dying in this country from drug overdoses than we have from gun violence.” But Michael Jordan with the Department of Mental Health says there is a light at the end of the addiction tunnel. “When understanding addiction, there can be a gambit of anything. There can be faith based programs through church. It can be a 12 step program. It can be medicated assisted treatment. There are a lot of different treatment options for people to choose, but they have to choose what they feel will best help them. It’s whatever makes them productive again.”

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Opioid addiction is growing in communities across the state. In the last three years, 481 opioid related deaths have been reported to the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics. A town hall meeting was held earlier in Diamondhead to address the impact of opioids. It’s a growing epidemic that’s spreading throughout the state of Mississippi. Opioid addiction is now becoming more common in local communities and several departments and officials are urging the public to be educated and prevent drug overdose.“In 2016, there were enough prescription pain killers dispensed in the state of Mississippi that every living breathing person in the state could have possessed 70 dosage units each. You’re talking about a population of 2.9 million. That’s in excess of 201 million tablets that were dispensed in the state of Mississippi.” For the past three years, more than 85 percent of overdose deaths reported in Mississippi were opioid related. The highest numbers of prescription overdose deaths have been in Harrison County and Jackson County. Commissioner Marshall Fisher of the Department of Public Safety says the problems are not only with drug abuse, but also over prescribing. “The truth is, the pharmaceutical industry flooded the market with these pain killers and led people to believe that they were just as safe as Tylenol or Advil or something like that and now we have an issue where we’ve got more people dying in this country from drug overdoses than we have from gun violence.” But Michael Jordan with the Department of Mental Health says there is a light at the end of the addiction tunnel. “When understanding addiction, there can be a gambit of anything. There can be faith based programs through church. It can be a 12 step program. It can be medicated assisted treatment. There are a lot of different treatment options for people to choose, but they have to choose what they feel will best help them. It’s whatever makes them productive again.”
http://chic.clipsyndicate.com/video/playlist/12493/6958743?cpt=8&wpid=2637 Wed, 14 Jun 2017 03:08:27 +0000 Discussion on impact of opioids Opioid addiction is growing in communities across the state. In the last three years, 481 opioid related deaths have been reported to the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics. A town hall meeting was held earlier in Diamondhead to address the impact of opioids. It’s a growing epidemic that’s spreading throughout the state of Mississippi. Opioid addiction is now becoming more common in local communities and several departments and officials are urging the public to be educated and prevent drug overdose.“In 2016, there were enough prescription pain killers dispensed in the state of Mississippi that every living breathing person in the state could have possessed 70 dosage units each. You’re talking about a population of 2.9 million. That’s in excess of 201 million tablets that were dispensed in the state of Mississippi.” For the past three years, more than 85 percent of overdose deaths reported in Mississippi were opioid related. The highest numbers of prescription overdose deaths have been in Harrison County and Jackson County. Commissioner Marshall Fisher of the Department of Public Safety says the problems are not only with drug abuse, but also over prescribing. “The truth is, the pharmaceutical industry flooded the market with these pain killers and led people to believe that they were just as safe as Tylenol or Advil or something like that and now we have an issue where we’ve got more people dying in this country from drug overdoses than we have from gun violence.” But Michael Jordan with the Department of Mental Health says there is a light at the end of the addiction tunnel. “When understanding addiction, there can be a gambit of anything. There can be faith based programs through church. It can be a 12 step program. It can be medicated assisted treatment. There are a lot of different treatment options for people to choose, but they have to choose what they feel will best help them. It’s whatever makes them productive again.” http://chic.clipsyndicate.com/video/playlist/12493/6958743?cpt=8&wpid=2637 WXXVDT2 addiction is growing in- communities across the state of- mississippi and in the last - three years, 481 opioid related- deaths- have been reported to the - - - - mississippi bureau of narcotics- a town hall meeting was held- earlier in diamondhead to - address the impact opioids, new- 25's taylor rubach has the- story.- - " it's a growing epidemic that's- spreading throughout the- state of mississippi. - opioid addicition is now- becoming more common in local - communities and - several departments and officie- are urging the public to be - educated and prevent drug - overdose. - john dowdy: in 2016, there were- enough prescription pain killer- dispensed in- the state of mississippi that - every living, breathing person- in- the state of mississippi could- have possesed in the state of - mississippi, 70 dosage units- each. you're talking about a- population- of about 2.9 million that's in- excess of 201 million tablets - that were - dispensed in the state of - mississippi.- for the past three years, more- than 85 percent of overdose - deaths- reported in mississippi, were - opioid related. and the highest- numbers of prescription overdos- deaths have been in - harrison and jackson county.- commissioner marshall fisher of- the department of public safety- says- the problems are not only with- druh abuse, but also over - prescribing.- marshall: the truth is, the - pharmacudical industry flooded- the market with these pain- killers and led people to - believe that they - were just as safe as tylenol or- advil or something like that. - and now we- have an issue where we've got - more people dying in this - - - - country from drug overdoses tha- we have from gun violence.- but, michael jordan jer-dan - with the department of mental - health says, there ss a light a- the end of the addiction tunnel- sot: when understanding - addiciton, there can be a gambi- of- anything, there can be a faith- based program through your- church, it can- be a 12 step program, it can be- medicated assisted treatment. - there - are a lot of different treatmen- options for people to - choose but, they have to choose- what they feel will best help - them. it's- whatever makes them productive- - - - again. in diamondhead, taylor - rubach




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