Opioid Crisis

DEBUNKED Episode 2: Myth, 'Good People Like Me Don't Become Addicted'

Mar 11, 2020
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Our second episode focuses on debunking the myth that "good people like me don't become addicted to drugs." It features guest Michelle Chapoose who is a member of the Tribal and Rural Opoid Innative and the tribal liaison coordinator from the Tribal Opioid Resource Center in Roosevelt, Utah; Dr. Christina A. Porucznik, an associate professor and associate division chief for education in the division of public health; and Jay Hymas of Clear Recovery Cache Valley.   

National Rural Electric Cooperative Association

The Tribal and Rural Opioid Initiative was launched by Utah State University Extension in 2018 in an effort to provide effective resources to address opioid use among rural Utahns. The initiative team is working to combat the effects of opioid misuse through prevention, recovery and treatment, with a primary focus on stigma reduction education. Today on Access Utah we preview the summit.

Utah Office of the Attorney General

A tragedy unfolds in Logan after the disappearance of a 5-year-old girl.

The Journal

At their convention, San Juan County Republicans express deep frustration over recently redrawn voting district boundaries that give the county's majority Navajo population a greater say at the ballot box. Salt Lake County sues pharmaceutical companies over the opioid crisis, while the state of Utah debates doing the same. And after turning their season around, the Utah Jazz are headed to the playoffs. 

The opioid crisis in America has caused many issues, and Utah County is suing in hopes of alleviating the crisis.
aarp.org

Officials of a northern Utah county are suing drug manufacturers, distributors and doctors in an effort to mitigate the consequences of the nation's opioid crisis.

Summit County on Tuesday filed a lawsuit in state district court against 25 companies and individuals, seeking a jury trial and an unspecified financial award for damages.

Opioid Issue Roundtables Being Set Up In Rural Areas

Mar 8, 2018
A round table discussion will be held by the USDA and local leaders on April 11th
USDA.gov

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is working on a plan to combat the opioid epidemic in rural America. The USDA is seeing impacts on the quality of life and economic well-being in small towns.

Can Medical Marijuana Help Utah's Opioid Crisis?

Feb 23, 2018
A pain management expert weighs in on the use of medical marijuana for chronic pain.
health.harvard.edu

A medical marijuana bill has passed the Utah House session. House bill 197 would require the Utah Department of Agriculture and Food to grow marijuana to be dispensed to patients under “the right to try.”