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Recovery Coaches Added to Spartanburg ER
Spartanburg Medical Center’s ER adds recovery coaches to help those struggling with addiction. Three full-time and one part-time peer recovery coaches staff the ER station at Spartanburg Medical Center in shifts from 6 a.m. to 2 a.m., seven days a week. The program started about two weeks ago, making it the third such service in ...
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Spartanburg County Fentanyl Deaths on the Rise
Fentanyl-related deaths reported in Spartanburg County have more than doubled in two years. Sue O’Brien, executive director of Spartanburg’s Forrester Center for Behavioral Health, said the increased rate of Fentanyl-related deaths is disheartening, but not surprising. The strength of the drug makes it particularly deadly, with users often overestimating how much they can take. She ...
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Fentanyl is taking more and more lives in Spartanburg County. The Forrester Center for Behavioral Health is one arm of the local effort to combat the overall opioid problem. “If you are buying opiates, pills, or other drugs off the street, you don’t know. You don’t know what might be laced in that,” said Susan ...
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Americans Are Now More Likely To Die Of An Opioid Overdose Than on The Road
Americans now have a 1 in 96 chance of dying from an opioid overdose, according to the council’s analysis of 2017 data on accidental death. The probability of dying in a motor vehicle crash is 1 in 103. “The nation’s opioid crisis is fueling the Council’s grim probabilities, and that crisis is worsening with an ...
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