John Dowdy, Director of the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics joined the Gallo Show to talk about the opioid crisis in Mississippi, the status of Kratom, and what the Bureau is doing to combat drug trafficking in the state. RELATED: Opioid deaths and prescriptions dropping in Mississippi SEGMENT 1: SEGMENT 2:
The United States makes up 5% of the world’s population, but consumes 80% of the opioids manufactured in the world (that includes 97% of all hydrocodone products.) The Opioid epidemic is at crisis levels, with 115 people dying from an overdose every day. But you don’t have to suffer in silence. Reach out to StandUP … Continue reading “Americans consume 97% of all hydrocodone products made in the world”
Every year, more than 55,000 people die from opioid overdoses in the United States. That is one person every ten minutes. Medicated Assisted Treatment (MAT) is the use of medications, in combination with psychosocial counseling and behavioral therapies, to provide a “whole patient” approach to the treatment of opioid dependence. “Research shows that with the … Continue reading “The different treatments available for opioid addiction”
Every 12 minutes, someone in the United States dies from an opioid overdose – 115 people each day. In Mississippi, we rank fifth in the nation for opioid prescriptions. Pharmacists in our state are just one group trying to stop the opioid crisis. To learn more about opioids and how you can stop the crisis, … Continue reading “Pharmacists join the fight against opioids”
Mississippi’s statistics on opioid use resulting in addiction and deaths are scary, and everyone seems to agree that there is an issue, but what to do next is up for debate. A team of University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) physicians and caregivers is tackling the problem of pain from different angles. Let’s face it, … Continue reading “Mississippi Physicians Creating Opioid Use Alternatives Model”
Are we just in a crisis or is it an epidemic when it comes to opioids here in Mississippi? Mary Wieden had Michael Jordan with the State Opioid Treatment Authority on the program. Check out his thoughts on the problem along with possible solutions on the issue.
Caller Michael joined the conversation to talk about his struggle to overcome addiction to opioids. He recounted how he was prescribed pain medication, following a car accident, that messed up his knee, and the hellish struggle he endured to overcome the addiction to opioids he developed during the treatment of his pain. He painted an … Continue reading “Caller – Michael Tells His Story of Overcoming Addiction”
The opioid epidemic in Mississippi isn’t just on the streets, it’s in our homes and our neighborhoods. Callers into The Gallo Show shared their stories of dealing with opioids and how it’s affected their lives.