National expert partners with groups to combat opioid abuse

HICKORY – Dr. Thomas McLellan, chairman and co-founder of the Treatment Research Institute, spent Tuesday working with Partners Behavioral Health Management, local law enforcement, county stakeholders, and other area authorities to discuss the ongoing opioid crisis facing the area. http://www.hickoryrecord.com/townnews/medicine/national-expert-partners-with-groups-to-combat-opioid-abuse/article_e800df3c-5747-11e7-99d3-276dec68d74c.html

Nonprofit places drug disposal drop-boxes across county

GREENFIELD – Police departments across Hancock County now have drug disposal boxes, where residents can safely discard their unused prescriptions, a program law enforcement officials say helps cut down on crime and combats drug addiction. http://www.greenfieldreporter.com/2017/06/22/nonprofit_funds_drug_disposal/

Attorney general tackles growing meth problem

One statistic given by Larry Winter, the head of Chippewa County’s Department of Human Services, stuck with Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel. http://chippewa.com/news/local/attorney-general-tackles-growing-meth-problem/article_52480260-2b2f-5b9f-a84f-631e8f395343.html

Narcan over-the-counter sales minimal after first year

La Crosse, WI (WXOW) – – July marks one year since Gundersen Health System began offering Narcan over the counter with no prescription needed. Since then, the health system says very little has been purchased by consumers. http://www.wxow.com/story/35657831/2017/06/13/narcan-over-the-counter-sales-minimal-after-first-year

Wisconsin seeks emergency action in ‘cocaine mom’ case

MADISON — Wisconsin has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to take emergency action to allow the state’s so-called “cocaine mom” law to remain in effect while an appeal to a ruling striking it down as unconstitutional is pending. http://fox6now.com/2017/06/13/wisconsin-seeks-emergency-action-in-cocaine-mom-case/