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Wave of Opioid Overdoses Expected to Hit U.S. Rural, Urban Areas
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Wave of Opioid Overdoses Expected to Hit U.S. Rural, Urban Areas

By By Cara Murez HealthDay Reporter, HealthDay Reporter(HealthDay)FRIDAY, July 29, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Experts predict opioid overdoses will climb in both rural and urban areas because of the lethal practice of mixing the highly addictive narcotics with other drugs.The coming wave of opioid overdoses “will be worse than ever seen before,” said researchers from Northwestern Medicine in Chicago who studied trends and used a predictive model to determine where deaths would escalate.“I'm sounding the alarm because, for the first time, there is a convergence and escalation of acceleration rates for every type of rural and urban county,” said corresponding author Lori Post. She is director of the Buehler Center for Health Policy and Economics at Northwestern University Feinberg School of...
Federal funding will help Guelph organizations address overdose crisis – Guelph
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Federal funding will help Guelph organizations address overdose crisis – Guelph

Five organizations in Guelph, Ont., will be sharing in $2.9 million in federal funding to enhance and expand addiction support services. The funding is in response to the ongoing opioid overdose crisis happening across Canada. Locally, it will be distributed as follows:Wyndham House Concurrent Specialized Youth Hub is receiving more than $1 million to expand their specialized youth hubMental Health Association Waterloo-Wellington will receive $149,000 for training and certifying peer support workers dealing with substance use concernsStonehenge Therapeutic Community Centre is getting $207,500 for the implementation of their peer-to-peer overdose response program, providing peer-led, low-barrier, urgent response to drug poisoningsHIV/AIDS Resources and Community Health will receive...