October 30, 2017

Your entire family is thrown into a crisis when your child needs treatment for drug or alcohol addiction. And that crisis is magnified if you don’t have the money or insurance to get help.

Although it may take work and patience finding affordable treatment for your chi...

October 27, 2017

Liberty Mutual Insurance and SADD provide tips and tools for parents on how to help prevent teens from driving under the influence.​

A new study conducted by Liberty Mutual Insurance and SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions), reveals that a third of all teens su...

October 26, 2017

Acting Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Eric D. Hargan issued the following statement upon declaring a nationwide public health emergency regarding the opioid crisis, as requested by President Donald Trump on Thursday:

“Today’s declaration, coupled with the Pre...

October 25, 2017

Join us this Saturday, October 28th for National Prescription Drug Take Back Day.

The Sherburne County Sheriff's Office, Big Lake Police Department, and Becker Police Department will be open from 10 am - 2 pm to collect your unwanted prescription drugs. We need...

October 18, 2017

From 1999 to 2015, more than 183,000 people died in the United States from overdoses related to prescription opioids. Each of us has a part to play in helping prevent abuse, addiction, and overdose related to opioids. To help prevent misuse and overdose, CDC developed...

October 11, 2017

                              Synthetic marijuana goes by many names.

Overdoses on synthetic cannabis sent people to the hospital in Minneapolis at least 60 times last week, causing hallucinations and viol...

October 6, 2017

"Edibles" vs. regular food: It's hard to tell the difference.

Colorado lawmakers hope to make getting high less appealing to children by banning animal-, people- and fruit-shaped gummies. House Bill 16-1436 went into effect this weekend, prohibiting the sale of specific...

October 4, 2017

It can be tempting to think, “Why can’t they just stop using drugs?”

But experts Adam Bisaga, MD, a Professor of Psychiatry at Columbia University, and Alicia Murray, DO, a Board Certified Addiction Psychiatrist, describe the scientific research and changes in the brai...

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