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Take a slow transition back to the office to alleviate mental health concerns

Vaccine rollouts and the lifting of pandemic-induced restrictions are encouraging many employers to bring their workers back into the office. But as much as we’ve all longed for a return to some semblance of normal, this seemingly positive transition is now adding to the stress most of us have endured for more than a year.

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COMBATING THE OPIOID EPIDEMIC IN TEXAS

The University of Houston PREMIER Center has implemented a statewide grant-funded drug disposal program to help Texans safely destroy up to 5 million unused pills in just 18 months.

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Drug-neutralizing bags made by Minnesota company used by police agencies

It’s Drug Take Back Month in Minnesota and a little bag made by a Minnesota company is helping police agencies across the state accept pills that, in the wrong hands, can harm.

Hennepin County Sheriff Dave Hutchinson says the county has seen 285 overdoses in the last year. The most recent data from the CDC shows half of Americans have had one prescription in the past 30 days.

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REP. MARY BONO, ADM. JAMES WINNEFELD: OPIOID CRISIS CRUSADERS

Former U.S. Rep. Mary Bono (R-Calif.) and retired Adm. James Winnefeld make a formidable duo in the crusade against opioid misuse. They’ve been fighting the good fight together for years at a high level, most recently as the point persons on an initiative called Gone for Good.

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FLORIDA ORGANIZATIONS GIVING OUT AT-HOME DRUG DISPOSAL POUCHES TO COMBAT OPIOID EPIDEMIC

In Jacksonville, the pandemic has likely contributed to the increase in overdoses as more people were stuck at home in 2020. Now, two local groups are teaming up to fight back. The Community Coalition Alliance and the Florida National Guard are using Deterra to get drugs out of homes.

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POPULATIONS THAT WRONGFULLY GET OVERLOOKED IN SUICIDE PREVENTION

Sometimes it can be difficult to know what resources are available for suicide prevention. The Sweetwater County Prevention Coalition would like to make it easier to be aware of resources for individuals and diverse populations.

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Partnership Carson City responds to national drug use, overdose trends

Deterra Pouches, medication lockboxes and Narcan are offered by Partnership Carson City to combat opioid abuse and overdoses in Nevada.

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Free home drug disposal kits are available now

Wyandot County, Ohio, makes free Deterra Pouches available to help residents safely dispose of unused medications to prevent misuse and protect the environment.

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Take a Slow Transition Back to the Office to Alleviate Mental Health Concerns

Returning to the office could trigger mental health and substance misuse issues for workers, but employers can take steps to support their staff through the transition.

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Combating the opioid epidemic in Texas

The University of Houston PREMIER Center created a grant-funded program to prevent prescription drug misuse and distribute at-home drug disposal resources statewide.

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Free Narcan drive-thru event held

Free Deterra Drug Deactivation and Disposal System Pouches and Narcan offered at drive-thru event to help prevent overdoses.

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Firearm retailers, pharmacies and mental health advocates team up to fight suicide

Mental health advocates, pharmacies and firearms retailers promote safe drug disposal and gun storage to prevent suicides in Montana.

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