Law Enforcement Roundtable

Jones County Sheriff Alex Hodge and Sheriff Randy Johnson of Jasper County stop by the studio to discuss the use of body cameras, the opioid epidemic’s impact on Mississippi officers, the struggles of dealing with a seemingly increasing animosity towards Law Enforcement Officers, and the hot button topic of Sheriffs and Deputies getting to use … Continue reading “Law Enforcement Roundtable”

Lee County Head LEO Gives His Perspective on Kratom

Kratom is a product made from an evergreen tree in Southeast Asia(a tree in the Coffee family) that has both opioid-like properties and stimulant-like effects, and it has Law Enforcement worried about its risk to public health. Lee County Sheriff Jim Johnson joined the conversation by phone to discuss some of the problems surrounding Kratom … Continue reading “Lee County Head LEO Gives His Perspective on Kratom”

Over-the-counter Kratom affects the brain “just like heroin”

More than 100 people have overdosed on a supplement or herbal drug called Kratom. It’s from a tree that grows in tropical Asia and Dr. Scott Hambleton, from the Mississippi Physician Health Program, told Paul Gallo that it is an addictive substance that affects the brain “just like heroin”.

Americans consume 97% of all hydrocodone products made in the world

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”

The different treatments available for opioid addiction

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”

Pharmacists join the fight against opioids

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 Physicians Creating Opioid Use Alternatives Model

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”

State Opioid Treatment Authority On Mary Wieden and You

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 Tells His Story of Overcoming Addiction

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”

Synthetic drug “100 times more powerful than morphine”

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.

David Magee from The Oxford Eagle

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”