Opioid abuse continues in Rutherford County and Throughout Tennessee

Feb 17, 2022 at 03:47 pm by WGNS

Opioid abuse continues to be a concern, despite efforts by the state to limit the number of pills that can be prescribed to patients. Erica Herndon with the Prevention Coali.... Read More

MTSU's Center for Health and Human Services, DrugFree Wilco facilitate police education on opioid use disorder

Jan 27, 2022 at 10:00 am by WGNS

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — The Center for Health and Human Services at Middle Tennessee State University, in partnership with DrugFree Wilco, is helping train more than.... Read More

Opioid Use Disorder Treatment Access Increases in Areas With Large Medicaid Population

Jan 04, 2022 at 06:05 pm by WGNS

Researchers report that in communities where Medicaid is a more common source of insurance, providers of buprenorphine, an effective treatment for opioid use disorder (OUD), a.... Read More

Study Shows Link Between Neonatal Opioid Withdrawal Syndrome and Foster Care Entry

Oct 13, 2021 at 06:22 pm by WGNS

The number of infants diagnosed with neonatal opioid withdrawal syndrome (NOWS) and the number of infants entering foster care have both increased substantially over the past.... Read More