Chittenden County’s opioid deaths dropped by more than 50%. Their success shows positive signs for defeating the nation’s opioid crisis.
Drug overdose death counts have decreased for the first time since the 1990s, according to preliminary statistics from the CDC.
Clubgoers in areas of Brooklyn are being warned about the dangers of fentanyl-laced cocaine through this New York City Health Department initiative.
Do You Live in One of the States with the Fewest Drug Overdose Deaths?
Drug overdoses have increased throughout the U.S., but some states have fewer losses using tactics that can be adapted by the rest of the country to limit drug-related deaths.
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.
Drugs, Crime, and Violence: Exploring the Connections
Alcohol and drug abuse can both lead to criminal behavior and can be used as a coping mechanism by those who have a history of crime.
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…
A new study shows medical marijuana is not a cure for the opioid crisis. Instead, expanded treatment resources are needed.
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.
Observational research shows links between payments doctors receive from pharmaceutical companies and how they prescribe drugs.
Safely disposing of leftover prescription drugs is easier than ever as Rite Aid partners with Google Maps to make drug disposal units easily searchable.
Pennsylvania receives a $10M grant from Bloomberg and Vital Strategies to help in drug addiction, overdose prevention and recovery programs.
Orlando Opioid Workshop Inspires Action
On March 2, 2017 policymakers, community leaders, treatment providers, law enforcement officials and citizens settled in to discuss Florida’s opioid crisis.
One doctor proposes using opioid vending machine as a risk reduction approach to substance abuse issues in British Columbia.
The Opioid Epidemic: The Oft-Forgotten Elderly
Addiction is on the rise for the elderly, though, and it’s in America’s best interest to become more aware of and pursue avenues to halt this growing trend.
HIV Patients Rarely Monitored for Opioid Abuse and Addiction, Study Finds
A new study finds that HIV patients are not only susceptible to opioid addiction but also rarely screened and monitored for opioid misuse or abuse.
A new type of opioid drug could be a more effective pain reliever and could prevent relapse into chronic pain.
Could increased fentanyl production and use in the United States be forcing Mexican farmers to find new sources of income?
How America’s Prescription Problem Impacts Student Athletes
Prescription drugs have become a problem in the United States, and student athletes are more susceptible than most. Why are they more at risk than ever before?
West Virginia's Attorney General, Patrick Morrisey, has proposed measures that would limit the purchase of pseudoephedrine over the counter.
Petition Aims to Prompt FDA to Help Fight the Opioid Epidemic
Drug addiction can begin innocently, with treatment for common injuries. Click here to read on.
China recently agreed to halt exports of fentanyl to the United States. Will this ban work to stop the use of illegal fentanyl and curb the opioid epidemic in America?
Research shows the use of certain antidepressants may reduce the effectiveness of tramadol, an opioid pain medication.
The CDC is recommending expanded naloxone dispensing, outside of retail pharmacies, to the places overdoses are most likely to occur