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Opioid Overdoses Now Cause The Nation's Most Preventable Injury-Related Deaths
Americans are more likely to accidentally overdose than die in a motor vehicle accident or a fall, according to a new report.
The Disturbing Link Between Opioids and Suicide
We’re just beginning to learn how many fatal overdoses aren’t accidents. To prevent those deaths, we need to understand them better.
Second Man Found Dead In West Hollywood Home Of Major Democratic Donor Ed Buck
The second death at Ed Buck's home, of another black man, is "suspicious," law enforcement said.
US Life Expectancy Drops As Drug Overdose And Suicide Rates Rise
The life expectancy of Americans continues to drop, while drug overdose and suicide rates soar.
It's Still Not That Easy To Buy Naloxone At Pharmacies
Pharmacies can dispense the overdose reversal antidote without a prescription, but many aren't doing it.
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Demi Lovato Spotted Out Of Rehab 3 Months After Overdose
The singer was hospitalized following an apparent drug overdose in July.
Ariana Grande's Brother Frankie Remembers Mac Miller In Heartbreaking Tribute
Frankie Grande, like Miller, struggled with substance abuse.
Massive K2 Drug Overdose In New Haven
At least 70 people have overdosed in a park in New Haven, Conn., after consuming synthetic marijuana known as K2, authorities say. But what exactly is K2 and why is it dangerous?
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More Than 100 Overdose In New Haven; Authorities Point Finger At Synthetic Marijuana
There have been no fatalities, but authorities consider the incident part of a public health crisis.
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Heather Locklear Hospitalized After Possible Overdose
The "Melrose Place" actress was released from jail hours earlier.
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Does Kratom Really Kill? Officials Aren't Telling Us The Whole Story.
Authorities claim the popular herbal drug poses potentially deadly risks, but there are big problems with their evidence.
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Opioid Crisis Drives A Grim Business In West Virginia: Body Transport
The state’s bill for moving dead bodies has doubled in the last few years.
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Drug Overdoses Are Killing A Lot More People Than HIV Or Guns At Their Worst
More than 64,000 Americans died of overdoses last year alone.
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Narcan In The Backseat? Lyft And Uber Drivers Could Help Fight The Drug Epidemic With One Simple Tool
Claire Rudy Foster
Most drivers aren’t prepared for this situation, but they’re in a unique position to save a life.
My Friends Are Dead But I’m Still Here
Author, recovery advocate, person in recovery from a substance...
President Trump: If you want to end the opioid crisis, give people in long-term recovery a seat at the policymakers' table.
Bush, Oz, Advocates To Trump: Declare Emergency On Opioid Crisis Now
Gov. Jeb Bush
Mehmet Oz, M.D.
Former Florida governor joins America's doctor and addiction recovery advocates to urge the president to declare a state of emergency immediately.
Mouth-to-Mouth Can Revive Overdose Victims If Narcan Is Not Available
Writer, musician, and psychotherapist
Much has been written and spoken lately about Narcan as the primary way of reviving an opiate/opioid overdose victim. In
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Ohio Councilman Wants To Save Money, 'Send A Message' By Letting Overdose Victims Die
“You don’t want to come to Middletown to overdose because someone might not come with Narcan and save your life," he said.
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Officer Overdoses On Fentanyl Just By Brushing It Off Shirt, Police Say
It took four doses of the antidote Narcan to revive the Ohio officer.
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Should People Be Forced Into The Hospital After A Drug Overdose?
Advocacy and Communications Coordinator for the North Carolina...
Naloxone, a medicine that reverses the effects of opioid overdose, is being debated fiercely around the country right now
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