Monday, April 2, 2018

Monday, April 2, 2018

  • 1. The deadly war in America

  • Conversations around the opioid epidemic are more mainstream now than ever, but on Thursday, March 29, the Centers for Disease Control Prevention reported alarming news: opioid overdose deaths continue to rise.

  • Currently, opioid overdose kills 115 Americans each day. That's over 41,000 a year. To put this in perspective, in one year more Americans die from opioids than the entire Iraq, Afghanistan and Gulf War combined.

  • Something to chew on when your parent spidey senses start triggering...

  • Talk about it. Tekulve Jackson, a clinical director for Alpine Recovery Lodge, said parents do a disservice to their children when they don't start the conversations about drugs at a young age. And, he warns, "being vague is not effective."

  • For recommendations on appropriate ways to talk about opioids and other drugs with your child, check out more of Tekulve's suggestions and the story of two mothers who dealt with opioid overdoses up close here.


  • 5. Daily Data

  • source: https://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2018/p0329-drug-overdose-deaths.html


  • 6. What's trending

  • HQ Trivia

  • HQ Trivia is the "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire" of 2018. It's a live trivia game show where you can be a contestant to win big. Millions of people tune in every day for a chance to win up to $250,000. Just download the app, tune in when it's game time and answer a series of trivia questions. Participating isn't hard: This Florida teacher won $25,000, all while sitting on the toilet.

  • Download the app here.

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