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Rep. Kevin Cramer: Opioid Crisis a Great Equalizer in Its Devastation

Rep. Kevin Cramer: Opioid Crisis a Great Equalizer in Its Devastation

This guest post was submitted by Republican Congressman Kevin Cramer who is currently campaigning for the U.S. Senate. Our nation is in the midst of the deadliest drug crisis in its history. The nearly 64,000 opioid overdose deaths in 2016 are fast approaching the 88,000 killed by alcohol each year. And, like alcohol, the opioid crisis

Dr. Robert Sherrick: North Dakota Needs Options For Treating Opioid Addicts

The patient in my office today does not look like your typical drug addict.  He is middle-aged, dressed casually in jeans and cowboy boots, a local rancher.  He says something I hear often: “Doc, I never thought it could happen to me.” Of course, no one starts out with the intention of becoming an opioid

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