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Overdose Prevention

Drug Treatment Court Participation Down

Elaine Pawlowski | Posted 04.06.2015 | Impact
Elaine Pawlowski

If substance use disorder, misuse of drugs and alcohol along with the rising overdose rate is viewed as a health crisis why are drug policies still seeking solutions within the criminal justice system?

Why We Need Drug Detox for Minors

Tessie Castillo | Posted 04.05.2015 | Parents
Tessie Castillo

Despite her mother's pleas, Zoe was released from the mental health facility to live with her father. Trinlie waited and prayed for the call that would tell her a treatment bed had opened up for Zoe. But on Aug. 6, 2014, she received a very different kind of call.

South Carolina Introduces Overdose Prevention Act

Tessie Castillo | Posted 03.25.2015 | Politics
Tessie Castillo

H 3083 South Carolina Overdose Prevention Act seeks to provide immunity from civil and criminal liability to certain professionals and other individuals for prescribing, dispensing and administering naloxone and to allocate funding to organizations for opioid overdose prevention.

Best Moments for Overdose Prevention in 2014

Tessie Castillo | Posted 02.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Tessie Castillo

As the year winds to a close, the media is spitting out "Best of 2014" lists on fashion and political blunders as fast as people can think of them. ...

Meet Jack Fishman, the Man Who Invented Naloxone

Tessie Castillo | Posted 02.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Tessie Castillo

It's a tragedy that Jack Fishman died without ever knowing the extent of his impact on saving lives from overdose. But then again, he was a humble man. Perhaps he would prefer to remain the unsung hero of overdose prevention.

Harm Reduction - What Is Happening at the Federal Level

Tessie Castillo | Posted 01.10.2015 | Politics
Tessie Castillo

Advocates for drug policy reform are doing some admirable work at the state level to improve the health and dignity of people who use drugs. But things are rolling at the federal level too. The Harm Reduction Coalition discussed the issues they are working on.

This Life-Saving Drug Has Stopped 10,000 Overdoses, And It Could Stop Many More

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 03.11.2014 | Politics

On Monday, Attorney General Eric Holder announced a new campaign aimed at curbing heroin overdoses, encouraging law enforcement officials to carry nal...

Media Descriptions of Philip Seymour Hoffman Feed Into Misplaced Fears About Heroin Overdose and Needles

Tessie Castillo | Posted 04.07.2014 | Media
Tessie Castillo

We, as a nation, need to acknowledge that overdose is not a problem confined to famous people or heroin or drugs that involve syringes.

We Can Fight This Feeling: The Loss of Cory Monteith and How We Can Prevent Future Overdose Fatalities

Leo Beletsky | Posted 09.24.2013 | Celebrity
Leo Beletsky

Given the well-documented risk of overdose following treatment, one would think it should be standard practice for rehab programs to take extensive precautions to keep their patients safe after discharge.