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With overdose deaths up, what's ahead? We ask experts on the front lines of the epidemic

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Waukesha County enlists new soldiers to front lines of the opioid epidemic — librarians

A small number of library systems in large cities nationwide have begun training staff to administer Narcan in response to the opioid epidemic. In 2006, two people in Waukesha County died from a ... read more

On the front lines of the heroin epidemic, offering a lifesaving treatment

Deaths from opioid overdose are at an all-time high across the United States, and Birmingham has been hit particularly hard. In the past four years, heroin overdose deaths in Jefferson County and ... read more

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Washington jails see hope in medication to treat opioid addiction behind bars

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Syracuse doctor puts ER on front line of opioid epidemic

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'Our story needs to be heard': Davis County family question man's drug rehab care after heroin addiction

LAYTON — Pete Kassel was ready to beat his heroin addiction ... A National Institute of Drug Abuse study said current front-line medication-assisted opioid detoxification treatment usually consists of ... read more

Heroin on the front lines | How overdoses are overloading the system

It takes a coordinated effort from all of the city’s first responders to fight the heroin epidemic here ... but it's also impacting the people on the front lines on a deeper level. "It just becomes ... read more

On the front lines of the heroin epidemic, offering a lifesaving treatment

Naloxone kits have prevented more than 10,000 deaths from opioid overdose since local distribution programs began in 1996. Now, as deaths from opioid overdose reach an all-time high in the United ... read more

Lawmakers try to outdo each other on heroin epidemic

WASHINGTON — Congress' efforts to help in the heroin epidemic ran into a familiar ... but Congress needs to send money to treatment providers and first responders who are on the front lines of the ... read more

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