opioid

Why There Is Such A Need For A Methadone Clinic In Fargo

The drug abuse problem in Fargo will soon come to an end

Since 2012, more than 90 people have died in Cass County from an opioid overdose. Now there’s a new clinic to help those struggling with addiction. “You can expect to die 15 to 20 years earlier than someone that does not have an opioid abuse disorder,” said Substance Abuse Prevention Coordinator with Fargo Cass Public Health, Robyn Sall. Help is…

Fargo’s Methadone Clinic Expected to be Open in Two Weeks

Community Medical Services Will be the third opoiod treatment center in North Dakota.

FARGO, N.D. — The American Society of Addiction Medicine reported more than 20,000 deaths were caused by opioid abuse nationwide in 2016. “What they usually say is I can’t do this anymore,” said Mark Schaefer, who is the Regional Manager with Community Medical Services. “I just want to die, I want this to stop, I can’t do it.” Drug addicts may…

Record Amount of Meth Seized by Minnesota Law Enforcement in 2016

Prescription pill seizures, including opioids, increased 231 percent in 2016

  MINNESOTA — Minnesota law enforcement officers seized a record amount of meth in 2016. The Violent Crime Enforcement Teams seized 488 pounds of meth, a nearly 500 percent increase from 2009 when meth seizures were at their lowest level. Officials say meth continues to flow into Minnesota, primarily from Mexico. Prescription pill seizures, including opioids, increased 231 percent in…

Saving a Life with Naloxone

Professionals in the metro gather Fargo Cass Public Health to learn how to use Naloxone

FARGO, N.D. — Opioid abuse has become an epidemic across the country  as well as right here in Fargo–Moorhead. There’s one drug that can save a life when opioids are the cause of an overdose. Professionals in the metro went to Fargo Cass Public Health to learn how to use it. In 2014 the Minnesota State Legislature passed “Steve’s Law”, allowing…

The Blue Ribbon Commission on Addiction Takes Action

The Blue Ribbon Commission is working to end opioid abuse and addiction in the Fargo-Moorhead community

The CDC says drug overdoses are the leading cause of accidental deaths in the nation. Since 2012, the Cass County Coroner reports there have been more than 60 overdose deaths in the county. So how are local officials working together to come up with a plan to fight back? The mayors of Fargo, West Fargo, Moorhead, Dilworth and Horace have…

Fargo Police Issues Warning About Dangerous Synthetic Drug

Carfentanil is 10,000 more times potent than morphine and 100 times more potent than Fentanyl

Courtesy: Fargo Police Dept.Fargo Police are warning about a dangerous drug that has popped up in our area. It’s called Carfentanil. The synthetic opioid is 10,000 times more potent than morphine and 100 times more potent than Fentanyl. It was identified through lab results after recent narcotics investigations in the area. It can come in many different forms including powder, tablets…