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UPDATE: Connecticut's Opioid Crisis

Stan Simpson and Rushford's Dr. Craig Allen with an update on the opioid addiction epidemic in the nation and in Connecticut.


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Trump Declares Opioid Crisis National Health Emergency

President Trump Thursday officially declared the nation’s opioid crisis a public health emergency, stopping short of issuing a national disaster declaration as originally promised. “As Americans, we cannot allow this to continue. It is time to liberate our communities from this scourge of drug addiction. Never been this way. We [...]

Is Classifying Opioid Crisis A Public Health Emergency Enough?

President Trump officially declared the nation’s opioid crisis a public health emergency Oct. 26, stopping short of issuing a national disaster declaration as originally promised. “As Americans, we cannot allow this to continue,” he said. “It is time to liberate our communities from this scourge of drug addiction. Never been [...]

Alcohol’s Free Pass: The Hidden Cancer Risk

As the opioid crisis continues to make national headlines, Rushford Medical Director Dr. J. Craig Allen cautions us not to overlook the dangers of alcohol. “Excessive alcohol use leads to nearly 90,000 deaths a year in the United States,” Allen says. Allen says people should be cognizant, not only of [...]

Middle-Aged Women Prescribed More Opioid Painkillers, Study Finds

A recent study is adding a new face to the growing opioid crisis.  According to findings by United States For Non-Dependence women aged 40 to 59 are being prescribed more opioid pain  medication than any other group, making them more vulnerable to abuse and addiction. The results aren’t surprising to [...]

The Surprising Link Between Yoga And Addiction Recovery

For those who struggle with sobriety, the road to recovery can be long and difficult. Deidra Baum can attest to that fact. She fought alcohol addiction for years. “My rock bottom would have to be when I was in a coma and an probably supposed to be dead,” Deidra said [...]


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