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https://www.capecodtimes.com/news/20190224/falmouth-sober-gym-offers-natural-high

Falmouth sober gym offers natural high - News - capecodtimes.com - Hyannis, MA

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TEATICKET — To the tune of Pat Benatar’s “Heartbreaker,” a dozen women at the Wellstrong sober gym twisted from side to side as they pounded the floor with weighted green drumsticks ...

https://dailymemphian.com/article/2059/BlueCross-removes-Oxycontin-adds-acupuncture-amid-opioid-crisis

BlueCross removes Oxycontin, adds acupuncture amid opioid crisis - The Daily Memphian

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Tennessee’s largest health insurance provider realized it was not part of the solution. It was part of the problem. For the past six years, BlueCross BlueShield (BCBS) of Tennessee has been working to curb the number of available opioids, after noting a significant increase in newborns experiencing opioid withdrawal in 2010.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2019/02/23/kratom-poisonings-herbal-drug-used-opioid-withdrawal-soar/2949239002/

Kratom: Poison reports from drug used for opioid withdrawal soar - usatoday.com

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Poisonings reported from taking kratom, a herbal drug sold over the counter, have soared as the substance has become an increasingly popular treatment for opioid withdrawal and addiction. Phone ...

https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/danvergano/overdose-prevention-little-falls-minnesota

Stopping Overdose Deaths Isn’t Rocket Science. But It Is Expensive. - buzzfeednews.com

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Huntington has also seen a drop in overdoses, down 40% from 2017 to 2018. And again, they did it with a collective response that treats the overdose crisis like an epidemic rather than a crime wave.

https://www.wcvb.com/article/hospital-to-send-mental-health-specialists-out-with-ems/26578651

Hospital to send mental health specialists out with EMS

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South Shore Hospital is now sending mental health specialists out with EMS crews on opioid/substance abuse calls.