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RENO, Nev. (AP) — Nevada's Washoe County says it's trying to boost the state's efforts to reduce deaths from opioid overdoes by providing jail inmates with overdose education and anti-overdose drugs as they are released.
Legally prescribed painkillers such as oxycodone, or street drugs like heroin, are a major cause of death in Nevada.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A new report indicates Nevada's amphetamine death rate is highest in the nation and soon will eclipse the state's prescription opioid death rate if current trends continue.
The care and feeding of a drug addict
It’s no surprise to Nevada residents, that drug addiction is a big problem in this state.
Officials with the Clark County School District are proposing to open a school for students overcoming drug addiction.
Addiction to painkillers, the kind that are prescribed such as oxycontin, or illegal, such as heroin, is on the rise in the United States.