Peer support has existed for decades, both formally and informally, in clubhouses, drop-in centers, and consumer-run organizations. Since the 1990s, increased attention has been paid to the importance and potential of expanding mental health staffing patterns to include â€śconsumers as providersâ€ť within mental health service settings. “Recovery is possible for everyone.” A powerful statement by … Continue reading “Mississippi Peer Support Specialist”
Mississippiâ€™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”
Prescription Opioid Drug Abuse has become a major epidemic in the United States. Each day, almost 7,000 people are treated in emergency departments for using these drugs in a manner other than as directed. Recognizing that opioid abuse is a national health epidemic, the AMA Alliance, in collaboration with the American Medical Association, is focusing … Continue reading “MS State Medical Association Alliance”
Are we just in a crisis or is it an epidemic when it comes to opioids here in Mississippi?Â Mary Wieden had Michael Jordan with the State Opioid Treatment Authority on the program.Â 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”
There’s a dangerous new drug making the rounds. A synthetic fentanyl that is 100 times more powerful than morphine. MBN Director John Dowdy talked to us about the deadly effects this morning on the show.
MS Board of Nursing’sÂ Executive Director Phyllis Polk, CFO and Director of Operations Shan Montgomery andÂ General CounselÂ Brett Thompson-May join Mary Wieden to talk about nursing in Mississippi.
David McGee, the publisher of “The Oxford Eagle”, joined the conversation to give his personal perspective on the ongoing opioid abuse epidemic in the Magnolia State. David has experienced tremendous loss, and a big reason for the pain and suffering his family endured is due to opioid addiction. David’s son William was freshman at Ole … Continue reading “David Magee from The Oxford Eagle”