Some fear the government’s focus on opioid abuse comes at the expense of patients who use opioids responsibly.
Virginia’s Health Commissioner issues a statewide order allowing anyone to get a prescription for Naloxone at a pharmacy.
“The average person takes six or seven attempts in their lifetime before they are ever successful in stopping,” Dr, Jim May said.
“The concept is to make addiction treatment more accessible, more mainstream,” Thompson said.
Because the risk of opioid addiction is so high, doctors and patients are searching for pill-free pain relief options.
In Chesterfield County, the Sheriff’s Office is partnering with “The Healing Place” to offer alternative sentences to some non-violent offen…
Many end up falling off of the wagon while waiting to get treatment.
Every 25 seconds, a baby is born hooked on drugs in the United States.
“The widespread opioid abuse and addiction is partly the consequence of that campaign,” Dr. James Thompson said.
Herring helped pass a law in 2015 letting first responders carry the overdose-reversing drug Naloxone.
We’re talking to addicts, doctors and lawmakers and asking how did this happen? What is Virginia doing to address it? And what help is avail…
Tonight on 8News at 5:30, we’re digging into the opioid crisis that is crippling our community.
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