Opioids/Addiction

Published June 24, 2019

FRASER — A crowd of about 2,544 participants showed June 15 at the 11th annual “Run Drugs Out of Town” walk/run at Fraser High School.

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Published June 11, 2019

FRASER — As time goes on, more and more people are becoming more comfortable talking about their own battles with substance abuse, and their families show support in solidarity.

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Published June 5, 2019

FRASER — A recent grant toward the Hope Not Handcuffs program will help the hardest hit police departments, as well as continue to provide recovery services for addicts who need them.

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Published June 5, 2019

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — As 41-B District Court Magistrate Ryan Zemke put it, “We are all statistics.”

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Published May 31, 2019

STERLING HEIGHTS — Anti-drug activist Mark Kilgore knows the statistics prove that opioid abuse and overdose deaths have skyrocketed over the past two decades in Michigan. In 1999, the state had 99 opioid overdose deaths; in 2016, there were 1,731, he said.

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Published May 28, 2019

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MACOMB COUNTY — A new multimillion-dollar grant is putting an emphasis on the workforce affected by the opioid crisis, and it’s hitting home in a positive way.

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Published May 7, 2019

FARMINGTON HILLS — Michigan’s opioid crisis has created new problems over the last few years for the state’s foster care agencies, which have seen an increase in the number of children who need foster care services rise since hitting a low in 2012.

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Published April 26, 2019

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STERLING HEIGHTS/WARREN/HARRISON TOWNSHIP — David Clayton knows the importance of rescue training in Narcan, or naloxone, as a lifesaving antidote to opioid overdoses. As the outreach coordinator for the Families Against Narcotics organization — and someone in long-term recovery from drugs, including heroin and alcohol — he is alive to explain it today.

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Published April 17, 2019

ROCHESTER — Like many with an opioid addiction, Amanda Krauskoff was first given the drug that immediately sent her life into a downward spiral by someone in the medical field — her own doctor. Krauskoff, who has struggled with anxiety and depression her entire life, now has to battle an opioid addiction.

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Published March 29, 2019

MADISON HEIGHTS — With the opioid crisis continuing to claim lives, health officials see an ever-increasing need for ordinary citizens to know what to do when faced with someone suffering from an overdose. Time is of the essence in such a situation.

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Published March 14, 2019

EASTPOINTE — In Eastpointe March 14, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg formally announced a $10 million investment in Michigan from Bloomberg’s Bloomberg Philanthropies foundation to combat the opioid crisis.

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Published March 5, 2019

BERKLEY — The United States has been going through an opioid epidemic for quite some time, with thousands dying every year from prescribed or illegal narcotics.

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Published February 27, 2019

ROCHESTER HILLS — Detroit Red Wings announcer Ken Daniels lost his son Jamie to an opioid-related overdose in 2016.

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