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Meth Plays Big Role in Drug ODs in Rural America | HealthDay

Methamphetamine is driving an epidemic of drug overdoses in rural America, a new study concludes. Researchers attribute the surge to meth laced with fentanyl or combined with an opioid that contains fentanyl. “Methamphetamine is increasingly contaminated or adulterated with fentanyl, which is 50 to 100 times more potent than heroin,” said lead researcher Dr. Todd Korthuis, director of the Addiction Medicine Section at Oregon Health & Science University, in Portland. Read More

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Break Free NYFW Gives Hope During National Recovery Month

Back in February, Break Free took New York Fashion Week by storm. Bringing together designers like Jacqueline City Apparel, Zephyr, Love Disorder, Adorn Your Clothes, and LadyCat. These designers came together to raise awareness for the nonprofit organization, 10,000 Beds. The primary goal of Break Free was to raise funds for 10,000 Beds and their “One Bed. One Life” Scholarship Fund. This fund connects individuals and families who are battling substance use disorders and mental health challenges who lack the funds to pay for treatment to appropriate and vetted treatment programs nationwide.  Read More

The First Ever National Fentanyl Awareness Day
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The First Ever National Fentanyl Awareness Day

It has recently been announced by a broad coalition of nonprofit organizations, major corporations, government agencies, and schools – such as Google, Snap, Meta, the Ad Council, Shatterproof, and Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA) – that they will officially be launching the first National Fentanyl Awareness Day on May 10, 2022. Read More