The Cole County Commission said the community is experiencing serious opioid abuse as a result of easily available drug, and it wants to fight against the companies contributing to the crisis.
A new program is coming to mid-Missouri that could improve treatment options for those who overdose on opioids, and assist them in succeeding in recovery afterwards.
A Callaway County teenager has been charged with two counts of distributing a controlled substance after a juvenile overdosed on oxycodone in May.
A captain with the Boone County Sheriff's Department is expected to discuss a proposal to the Boone County commissioners Tuesday morning related to inmates released with a higher chance of overdosing.
Missouri Department of Mental Health Recovery Services
Prevention and Recovery Resources
Reports and Statistices about drug use
Facts on the misuse of prescription drugs
Rehabilation Programs and Centers via Heroin.net
Great Circle-Columbia, Mo.
U.S. Food and Drug Administration
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
American Society of Addiciton Medicine
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