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Addiction Overdoses Rise As Opioid Prescriptions Fall

Addiction Overdoses Rise As Opioid Prescriptions Fall

In the sea of reports on a National level, drug addiction overdoses rise taking about 91 lives everyday. Trump, Obamacare, and Facility practices pull focus away from the simple truth…

drug addiction needs your help, a way to bring awareness

drug addiction needs your help, a way to bring awareness

It’s designed to continue to bring awareness to the opiate problem Dan Desrochers, The Westfield NewsPublished: January 19, 2017, 12:50 pm Photo Courtesy: The Westfield News WESTFIELD, Mass…

Deadly Opioid known as “Pink”

Deadly Opioid known as “Pink”

Deadly Opioid known as “Pink” By Chiara Barnaba In in a recent article by WebMD, on Thursday, November 10th the DEA announced that they will ban the deadly…

First UK ‘fixing room’ could be turning point in approach to treating addicts

First UK ‘fixing room’ could be turning point in approach to treating addicts

Georgia Butler, Kingston University If drug users cannot be dissuaded from taking drugs, is it better to help ensure their drug-taking is as safe as possible? This is the…

Opioid Poisoning in Children Dramatically Increases

Opioid Poisoning in Children Dramatically Increases

Opioid Poisoning in Children Dramatically Increases By Chiara Barnaba In in a recent article by Time, it talks about just how much children and toddlers are affected by the opioid…

Study: ‘Ubiquitous’ Nature Of Painkillers Lands Kids — Even Toddlers — In The ER

Study: ‘Ubiquitous’ Nature Of Painkillers Lands Kids — Even Toddlers — In The ER

By Shefali Luthra As the nation continues to confront an epidemic of opioid and prescription painkiller addiction and overdoses, its victims seem to flood emergency rooms. But a study out…

States See Peer-Recovery Coaches As A Way To Break The Addiction Epidemic

States See Peer-Recovery Coaches As A Way To Break The Addiction Epidemic

By Shefali Luthra PAWTUCKET, R.I. — Dustin French, 29, had four drug overdoses in the span of a year. “I was dead on arrival to the hospital,” he said of…

Organ Donation And The Opioid Epidemic: ‘An Unexpected Life-Saving Legacy’

Organ Donation And The Opioid Epidemic: ‘An Unexpected Life-Saving Legacy’

By Martha Bebinger, WBUR At his home in Haverhill, Mass., Colin LePage leafs through newspapers he shows to middle-schoolers to educate them about the dangers of drugs. (Martha Bebinger…

The opioid epidemic: Six essential reads

The opioid epidemic: Six essential reads

Jessie Schanzle, The Conversation Editor’s note: The following is a roundup of archival stories related to opioids. More people died from drug overdose in 2014 than in any other…

In 2015, more people committed suicide in U.S. jails than over the last decade

In 2015, more people committed suicide in U.S. jails than over the last decade

Gerald Landsberg, New York University A record high number of men and women in jail are committing suicide in the United States. Most incidents do not get major attention and…

Saturday claims 7 overdose deaths in Cleveland

Saturday claims 7 overdose deaths in Cleveland

By Mike Priesing Heroin and its wave of destruction claims 7 overdose deaths on Saturday, warnings by authorities in the area have been issued regarding the lethal drugs on the…