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Officials in San Juan County, New Mexico, are mulling the idea of suing pharmaceutical companies over the cost of the opioid crisis.

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The Navajo Nation is suing various companies involved in the production and sale of opioid drugs.

Substance Abuse Among Veterans

Mar 31, 2017
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Substance abuse is a growing problem among veterans in the U.S. And although illicit drug use is lower among U.S. military personnel than among civilians, alcoholism, and especially prescription drug abuse, areĀ  prevalent. In this episode of KSJD's monthly Veteran's Affairs program, Tom Yoder talks with Albert Gomez, a Readjustment Counseling Therapist with the Veteran's Center in Farmington, New Mexico, about substance abuse among vets and programs that are available to help.

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Opioid overdose deaths, both accidental and suicides, account for 1.3 percent of all deaths in Colorado, but they are on the rise.