SW Colorado town curbs pain pill abuse; heroin use grows

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SW Colorado town curbs pain pill abuse; heroin use grows

Interventions intended to reduce over-prescription of pain medicine may be feeding heroin use in Aouthwest Colorado.
A baby with neonatal abstinence syndrome from heroin use during the mother’s pregnancy. Some symptoms of drug addiction in newborns include lack of sleep, tremors, excoriation, excessive sucking, poor feeding and vomiting.
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Officials in the San Luis Valley are investigating whether to implement a needle-exchange program to ward off the health risks that come with heroin use. Read the story on Page 2B.

SW Colorado town curbs pain pill abuse; heroin use grows

A baby with neonatal abstinence syndrome from heroin use during the mother’s pregnancy. Some symptoms of drug addiction in newborns include lack of sleep, tremors, excoriation, excessive sucking, poor feeding and vomiting.
Inside





Officials in the San Luis Valley are investigating whether to implement a needle-exchange program to ward off the health risks that come with heroin use. Read the story on Page 2B.