Properly disposing of old or unused medications can help keep people and communities safe. Learn the recommended process for disposing of medications.
Florida’s Top 10 Counties for Drug Overdose Deaths
While Florida saw a year-to-year drop in its prescription drug rate from 2010 to 2016, the state is one that still ranks high for drug and alcohol misuse. This suffering…
Our recent survey shows the COVID-19 pandemic is causing drug and alcohol use rates to increase in America. Learn more about what these results may indicate.
COVID-19 Map: Tracking Substance Usage During Coronavirus
Use the dashboard to see how adults responded about their past-month drug use to better understand how COVID is affecting substance use and mental health.
The coronavirus pandemic is contributing to rising unemployment numbers, which may have another unfortunate side effect: increased rates of substance use disorders.
US Surgeon General Focuses on Addiction Treatment as National Crisis Continues
The US Surgeon General advocates for an additional focus on addiction treatment programs. Click to read on.
The little-known story of the prescription drug OxyContin and how it’s linked to the greatest opioid epidemic America’s every seen.
Yale Research Underscores Genetic Component in Addiction Disorders
One reason addiction treatment is such a complex topic is that addiction itself is so complex, often resulting from a number of contributing factors.
Workplace Deaths Related to Substance Abuse on the Rise
The latest government statistics reveal that workplace overdose deaths are continuing to rise in the U.S.
Is There a Vaccine for Addiction in the Works?
The development of vaccines for use in addiction treatment may transform how addictions are treated, but they do not mean that people will no longer develop addictions.
UN Calls for Countries to Address Drug Abuse and Trafficking
On June 26, 2017, the United Nations (UN) held its International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking.
Top Regions of the United States Hit Hardest by Drug Overdoses
No area in the United States has been immune to an increase in drug overdoses and the drug overdose rate. Some regions of the United States, though, have been hit…
Top Industries with Workers Suffering from Substance Abuse
Some healthcare professionals may need to seek substance abuse treatment. Click here to read more.
TMZ.com Report: Rapper Mac Miller Dead From Overdose
TMZ.com reported Friday, September 7, 2018, that rapper Mac Miller has died from a drug overdose. He was found at around noon in his California home.
Tiger Woods to Skip U.S. Open, Checks Into Rehab
Tiger Woods enrolled at a Jupiter rehab facility earlier this month for his addiction to prescription painkillers. Here's what happened.
What is National Take Back Day?
National Take Back Day provides an opportunity to dispose of old medications and help prevent addiction. Learn how The Recovery Village and the Heroin Task Force have partnered for this…
Facing addiction in America: the Surgeon General’s warning report
Let’s take a look at what the Surgeon General's report says about addiction in America and how we can move forward with this information.
Hospital Study Highlights Challenge of Treating ER Patients Who Abuse Drugs
Here are the results of a Maryland hospital study that highlights the complexity of dealing with multi-drug users for ER physicians.
Do You Live in One of the States with the Fewest Drug Overdose Deaths?
SAMHSA Releases Results of Latest National Survey on Drug Use and Health
SAMHSA's newly released 2017 National Survey on Drug Use and Health revealed several key findings regarding substance abuse as well as several areas of concern.
Residents in This Florida County are Nearly Twice as Likely to Die from a Drug Overdose
The conditions of addiction in this Florida county rival any throughout the state, and many throughout the country.
New Report Underscores Need for a National Resilience Strategy
The opioid crisis is a major part of the recent increase in deaths due to suicide as well as drug and alcohol abuse. Click to read on.
The Unresolved Reality of Puerto Rico’s Drug Crisis
Before Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, the island dealt with poverty, crime and addiction. Another major problem for the island is drug addiction.
What is Overdose Awareness Day and Why is it Important?
Overdose Awareness Day was started in 2001 and aims to raise awareness about overdose, while highlighting the fact that overdose death is preventable.