Monthly Archives September 2020

Community Medical Clinic, sheriff’s office providing MedLock boxes to community

The Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office has partnered with the Community Medical Clinic to offer the community free MedLock boxes.   Community Medical Clinic has donated some of the MedLock boxes for the sheriff’s office to distribute to community members who wish to have a home medication lock box allowing a safe and private place to store their medications. They are available Monday through Friday during normal business hours of 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. One box per household is available, but there is a limited supply.   The sheriff’s office currently has a drop box for old, expired, or unused
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Event offers safe option for home disposal of medication

ELKO – The safe disposal of unused medication reduces prescription misuse and protects our environment. PACE Coalition and Healthier Nevada, a Nevada Statewide Coalition Partnership, will distribute free, biodegradable drug deactivation and disposal kits, during Safe at Home Medicine Disposal Day on Sept. 26. PACE Coalition staff at Smith’s Food and Drug stores in Elko and West Wendover will distribute free Deterra kits between 10 a.m. and noon. The kits work by mixing medication and water with the chemicals in the pouch. The action makes the drugs unusable and inert so the pouch can be sealed and put in the
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Free Narcan assistance set for this week

NORTH AUGUSTA — Plans are in place for local residents to get free access next week to Narcan, one of the most popular resources in the fight against opioid abuse. Community Ministry of North Augusta is working with Aiken Center for Alcohol and Other Drug Services in a three-day distribution effort, Tuesday through Thursday, at the ministry’s headquarters: 646 East Buena Vista Avenue, near Atomic Road, in North Augusta. Hours are 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily. Narcan, also known as naloxone, “can be used to prevent and reverse an opioid overdose,” according to a Department of Health and Environmental Control report. It
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Opioid abuse is soaring amid the pandemic: How to help turn the tide

This year’s workplace upheavals have challenged HR and benefits professionals in ways no one could have imagined; and pandemic-related burdens to employers continue to emerge. Consider: Experts have estimated that the COVID-19 crisis will lead more Americans to suffer from mental illness – leading to higher levels of drug and alcohol abuse. In fact, a Well Being Trust report released earlier this year estimated 75,000 Americans could die from drug, alcohol misuse, or suicide as a result of the pandemic. The White House drug policy office shows an 11.4 % year-over-year increase in drug overdose fatalities for the first four months of 2020. Before
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