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Good Samaritan Laws

This Woman’s Murder Is The Reason You Can Call 911

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 04.05.2016 | Politics

One of New York's longest serving inmates, Winston Moseley, died at the age of 81 at an upstate New York prison late last month. But it is the death o...

Most States Don't Have Laws That Can Help People Who Are Overdosing

The Huffington Post | Byron Kittle | Posted 02.14.2014 | Politics

In the U.S., drug overdoses are responsible for more deaths than car accidents, but in almost two-thirds of states there are no laws for helping peopl...

Katy Hall

Overdose Victims Are More Likely To Die In These States | Katy Hall | Posted 02.14.2014 | Politics

Drug overdoses kill more people than car accidents in most states, but nearly two-thirds of states don't have laws that can help people survive an ove...

Make 2014 the Year to Pass Well-Written 911 Good Samaritan Overdose Laws

Elaine Pawlowski | Posted 03.09.2014 | Impact
Elaine Pawlowski

Passing well written 911 Good Samaritan Overdose Laws tells society that all of those struggling with alcohol and drug abuse are worth saving, including those that are on probation, on parole or awaiting a drug violation.

Dr. Sanjay Gupta Sheds Light on Overdose Crisis and Life-Saving Solutions

Denise Cullen | Posted 01.23.2014 | Media
Denise Cullen

As a mother of a son who died from an accidental drug overdose, I was encouraged to see CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta's report of a real-life overdose reversal using the opioid-antidote naloxone.

Reevaluating Drug Courts: No Mother Should Have to Go Through What I Did

Elaine Pawlowski | Posted 09.28.2013 | Politics
Elaine Pawlowski

No mother should have to face what I've had to -- the death of a promising and cherished son. We need to hold drug courts accountable to protect everyone who needs them. No one should face punishment for seeking lifesaving treatment.

What We Can Learn From Celebrity Overdoses

Tessie Castillo | Posted 11.30.2015 | Entertainment
Tessie Castillo

While tragic, celebrity overdose might help raise awareness about the dangers of prescription misuse and ignite the push for drug policy reform.

Grieving Family Blames Amy Winehouse for Overdose Death

Isaac Skelton | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Isaac Skelton

While I understand Mr. Preece's anger and search for explanations for his grandson's death, pointing a finger at celebrity drug use will do nothing to change the situation.