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Serving southeastern Virginia by coordinating the Emergency Medical Services for the region, Tidewater EMS Council plays an important role in ensuring that the highest levels of care, training and support are provided.


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Feb 9, 2021

Today we are continuing our special series talking about a growing problem not just in our community but around the country, opioid addiction. According to 2018 data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 128 people in the United States die everyday after overdosing on opioids. The misuse of and addiction to opioids—including prescription pain relievers, heroin, and synthetic opioids such as fentanyl—is a serious national crisis that affects public health. We are on the third part of our four part series and our guest today is Dr. Ben Fickenscher, Chesapeake Regional Healthcare, who is working to try and help people who suffer with Opioid Use Disorder through the PROUD (Prevention and Recovery from Opioid Use Disorder) Program.