Since 1999, there have been over 272,000 opioid related overdose deaths, according to reports from the CDC , reporting for years 1999-2016 and the Washington Post , reporting for 2017.
We saw a spike in those overdose deaths between 2015 and 2016 due to the synthetic opioid, fentanyl, according to an article by WebMD .
More and more people are dying of overdoses because their drug of choice was either laced with Fentanyl or was all Fentanyl and being passed off as their drug
People can recover from the disease of addiction and Bradford Health Sercives is celebrating! September is Recovery Month, and this Saturday, 9/15 from 11-2, Bradford is having an event called Rally For Recovery. There will be speakers, live music, face painting, food and a butterfly release...and it’s all FREE! Please join us as we celebrate all of those who are living in Recovery! It’s OK to get help! #doitforshelby
Please join me tonight at The Addicted Brain Part 2, featuring Tim Hilton at Hope Church, 8500 Walnut Grove in Cordova, TN. Together, we will learn how addiction affects the brain and why it is so difficult for people suffering from the disease of addiction to “just quit.” Bradford Health Services brings this free event to the community to educate us. There will be other health advocates there, as well. The more we know, the more tools we have to fight and conquer the Opioid
Tonight was the first meeting of MEMFAM, Memphis Family Advocacy Meeting. MEMFAM is hosted by Kimberly Bennett of PAX MEMPHIS and Angela Quadrani Brown and Ashley Patrick of Addiction Campuses. Their goal is to educate family members who have loved ones that are suffering from the disease of addiction. Tonight's meeting was about the Three Cs of the disease; Cause, Control and Cure. You did not cause it, you cannot control it and you cannot cure it. This is reassuring and fru
The silent killer. Fentanyl, is still out there and it is still killing our children.
I attended a couple of overdose awareness events recently and at one, I learned that there were 72,000 overdose deaths in 2017. A graph showed a span of several years’ worth of overdose deaths. It spiked significantly from 2014 to 2015 and has continued to rise. Have we peaked yet? Nobody knows for sure but back in the spring, the CDC was sure it’s going to get worse before it gets better