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Denny and Jeanie Waters will be speaking on the loss of their son Zach Waters at the age of 24 to prescription drug overdose. They will be sharing the heartache and the passion they have to go into schools and share the horrific story and try and help others to not go through this tragedy.
"Deaths from drug overdose have been rising steadily over the past two decades and have become the leading cause of injury death in the United States. Every day in the United States,113 people die as a result of drug overdose." CDC
The facts don't lie and losing lives to unnecessary overdoses is beyond tragic.
Which is why, providing overdose prevention and response education to drug users and their family and friends, is a harm reduction tool that we are clearly in need of today; not only for the person at risk of overdosing but for their family and friends as well.
Joining me today, to talk about overdoses, the benefits of Naloxone (a medication that reverses opioid overdose) and overdose prevention is Dr. Sharon Stancliff - an internationally known expert on opioid overdose prevention and Medical Director at the Harm Reduction Coalition.
Once again, Missouri lawmakers have introduced legislation to join other states in forcing pharmacists to collect a huge database of presecription drug fills and refills. Is this a good idea? Will it help eliminate prescription drug abuse? Is the invasion of your privacy worth the tradeoff?
Tonight; Dave and Mike Slack will talk with Tom Martz of Locke & Smith about this prefiled bill. Join us at 7PM Missouri time. Do you have an opinion? Call and participate on the studio line at 347-677-1835.
Bill and Rick explore employer-employee concerns over the implementation of drug testing and when physical exams are required in the workplace. Learn when and how they are proper in terms of being both statutorily compliant and constitutionally allowed. The interaction between the imposition of exams and testing with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and California privacy rights is explored in conjunction with the proper procedures required to allow testing and exams to take place.
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Drug abuse can be a devasting habit for the abuser, their family and society, but getting to the root of it all can be an even bigger challenge. Not everytime but sometimes a drug abuser can start doing drugs to numb what's really going on within them. Although normally your not ready to deal with it because it takes you to a dark place not to mention one of the most traumatic times in your life. But unfortunately it's a must that you go there so that you understand the addiction. This episode a very special friend will be my co-host to discuss her addiction and how she found God in the mist of it all.
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