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Overdose Awareness Day

Overdose Awareness Day Is August 31st

Joy Strickland | Posted 10.19.2014 | Black Voices
Joy Strickland

Imagine: A health crisis claiming over 16,000 lives each year. Then imagine a prescription drug that could be made widely accessible to save those lives, but isn't. Except, this is not a hypothetical situation.

America, It's Time For An Intervention: Drug Overdoses Are Killing More People Than Cars, Guns

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 08.30.2013 | Politics

The world can be a dangerous place, but even with all the bad drivers, treacherous heights and violence, more people are dying from drug overdoses tha...

"A Doctor Prescribed My Son 140 Pain Pills in One Week. Now My Son is Dead."

Tessie Castillo | Posted 11.30.2015 | Parents
Tessie Castillo

View image | August 31st is International Overdose Awareness Day When she speaks of her son, she cries through a voice so choked wi...

Prescribing Heroin to Save Lives

Meghan Ralston | Posted 10.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Meghan Ralston

When it comes to addiction, every option should be on the table. That's just common sense. Anything that works, or shows great promise, however we feel about it, must at least be discussed -- seriously and carefully.

On Overdose Awareness Day, A Mother’s Plea For Policy Change

Healthland Time | Posted 11.01.2011 | Healthy Living

By Maia Szalavitz Marilee Murphy Odendahl wants you to know a few things about her son, Ian. "He was marvelously funny, loyal, extremely intelligen...