As drugs evolve, so does drug treatment

By on Monday, September 26th, 2022 in Eastern/Southeast Oregon News More Top Stories

GRANT COUNTY – Grant County Public Health Director Kimberly Lindsey was on Coffee Time recently, and noted that drug treatment services are evolving as deadly substances are increasingly being used in drug manufacturing:

“As we have evolved in our chemistry and our treatment for a lot of medical disorders and concerns, so has the chemistry evolved for drug manufacturing.

A lot of the drugs out there today are completely synthetic. That increases the likelihood that you’re getting something you don’t know, and it could be very deadly.”

Call the Grant County Health Department for more information at 541-575-0429.

Also, September is Suicide Prevention Month. If you or someone you know is having thoughts of suicide or experiencing a mental health or substance use crisis, 988 provides connection to free, confidential support. For 24/7 confidential support, just call or text 9-8-8.