Sheriff Mike Bouchard says they’ve seen a 300 percent increase in the number of heroin-related cases in Oakland County.
“It was just very easy to go to downtown Birmingham, for $10 you buy a little packet and it’s all there.”
It’s a serious public health problem, but when doctors abuse drugs, it can also put patients at risk.
Test results are pending in Washtenaw County as to what may have led to a recent rash of heroin overdoses.
Deputies responded to a burglar alarm at a middle school late one night last week and found a 41-year-old man naked, screaming and bleeding from his groin.
The bill that would allow a spouse, relative, guardian or practitioner to petition to force an individual to be sent for treatment if believed to be a danger to themselves or others.
The director of the County’s substance abuse office says there are currently 160 people on a waiting list for treatment.
CDC Director Thomas Frieden said overdoses involving prescription painkillers are at epidemic levels and now kill more Americans than heroin and cocaine combined.
Henry Ford’s Maplegrove Center is hosting free summer camp programs for children who are living in situations with alcohol/drug abuse, mental illness or other extraordinary stress.
A new report by the University of Michigan’s C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital says adults rank childhood obesity, stress and teen pregnancy as the biggest problems.