The Washtenaw Chapter of Families Against Narcotics, known as FAN, is using a different approach during the coronavirus pandemic to help those who are recovering from an opioid addiction. WEMU’s Jorge Avellan has the story.
The City of Ann Arbor has a lot on its agenda this week, including a possible vote on further police oversight and a need for the public's input on the city's next budget. WEMU's Patrick Campion and the CivCity Initiative's Mary Morgan will talk about these issues and more in this week's edition of "Civic Matters."
Michigan is updating what state officials call a useful tool for fighting the opioid epidemic. The problematic state drug monitoring program has gotten a significant facelift. The system is used primarily by law enforcement and doctors to flag potential prescription drug abuse and better treat patients.
The Michigan Public Radio Network's Cheyna Roth reports on the creation of a new prescription drug monitoring program.
Throughout the 2016 year, you've heard the staggering reports on heroin and opioid overdoses and deaths. Washtenaw County is no exception. Here's a look back, and look ahead, at dealing with the problem here at home.
WEMU's David Fair reports on the opioid problem that has affected Washtenaw County in 2016.
Opioid tracking in Michigan is getting an overhaul in the future. A state task force has been working on using millions of dollars to put a dent in Michigan’s opioid drug problem. A big portion of the money and resources will go toward a new opioid tracking system.
The Michigan Public Radio Network's Cheyna Roth reports on possible improvements coming to Michigan's opioid tracking system.
Drug overdose deaths in Washtenaw County declined last year, according to county health department officials. The survey also uncovered a disturbing trend--the drug fentanyl is being found in more overdose cases than in previous years.