New Rockford Transcript - Official Newspaper of Eddy County since 1883

Local healthcare professionals offer help for those with opioid dependence

 

October 28, 2019

Infographic courtesy of North Dakota Department of Human Sercives. Developed in partnership with the ND Board of Pharmacy and ND Pharmacist Association

On the evening of Monday, Oct. 21, more than 40 community members convened at the Community Ambulance Service with one common goal: to initiate a community-wide discussion on opioid use.

"The Transcript" is now bringing that discussion to the page, so that readers can be aware of the risks associated with opioid use as well as options to decrease opioid dependency.

Opioids are substances derived from the opium poppy, a plant long known for its abilities to diminish the body's perception of pain. If you've suffered a serious injury or recovered from major surgery, you were likely prescribed...



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