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TPD: Policy changes helping officers deal with the opioid crisis

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - Two people in a car frantically flagged down the Tucson police at Park and Ajo just as the sun was setting on Thursday evening. In the car with them was a man near death ... read more

New Tucson police program will refer opioid addicts to treatment, not jail

Flores took a deal, pleading guilty to one charge ... as the Tucson Police Department rolls out a program it hopes could change the way drug addicts are dealt with by the criminal-justice system here. ... read more

Ontario Expanding Opioid Response as Crisis Grows

In addition, the federal government has recently announced changes that would expand the ability of provinces to respond to the escalating opioid crisis. Under the new federal policy ... officers have ... read more

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Opioid crisis: Moss Park overdose prevention site thrown a lifeline

Says Larkin: “We’ve never subscribed to the belief that we can arrest our way out of the opioid crisis.” At the same time, the policy ... structural change... this is the new normal, for now, and it’s ... read more

Abuse-Deterrent Opioids: A Business Answer To The Opioid Abuse Crisis

Then there is the Opioid Crisis ... help prevent widespread misuse. Beyond those companies with approved ADF products, more firms are joining this effort; with 15 abuse-deterrent opioids currently in ... read more

There's a better way to tackle America's opioid crisis

We can't fix the country's opioid crisis until we kick our long-term addiction ... and provide evidence-based services to help them make necessary changes to lead healthier and safer lives. That means ... read more

Tucson police hope program helps opioid addicts

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - The opioid crisis is widespread ... rate at which TPD officers run into those addicts, Hall says they'll be able to identify who is ready to get help through the program ... read more

'So much death': Opioid crisis hits home in Central Illinois

Kerry Henry, executive director of Gateway’s Springfield site, said the opioid crisis brought a change in what used to ... now going through treatment with the help of Suboxone, a prescription drug th... read more

Mental health community partners with first responders to provide support for on-the-job trauma

Werth added that the dominant personality of many first responders keeps them from seeking help. “In law enforcement, you have that strong personality of self-reliance. All those things we look for in ... read more

State of Emergency: Geisinger cuts back on prescribing opioids

Geisinger’s Chief Information Officer John Kravitz estimated the investment to initiate these changes at under $500,000. Aside from helping ... policy. This week The Sentinel takes part in a statewide ... read more

Changing tactics, NYPD focuses on helping drug users, rather than locking them up

Handcuffs and lockups are out as the weapons of choice in the battle against the city's exploding opioid crisis. The NYPD, in a revision of procedure and policy ... in an effort to help stem overdoses ... read more

Reframing America’s Opioid Epidemic to Find Solutions

We must change policy and practice to support people with addiction, help others resist it ... Meanwhile, though framing the opioid issue as a crisis boosts our sense of urgency, it tanks our ability ... read more

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