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By Forrest Hershberger
Sidney Sun-Telegraph 

City Adopts Updated Drug and Alcohol Policies


Laws against drinking before driving are clearly stated. Drinking while carrying a CDL license is tighter yet, and the use of opioids was recently added to the mix.

Sidney's Human Resources Director Jo Houser met with the Sidney City Council Tuesday regarding modifications to the City's Drug and Alcohol policies. Houser said in the council meeting one of the additions to the policy is testing for opioids.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the United States is in an opioid overdose epidemic. The CDC website said opioids including prescription opioids, heroin and f...

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