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Overdoses

Raiding Opioid Efforts To Fight Zika Highlights Our Terrible Government

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 08.18.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The threat of Zika — and Congress’ inability to respond to it — is shining new light on how little official Washington really car...

Facing Addiction: It's Time to Focus on Solutions

Jim Hood | Posted 02.11.2016 | Healthy Living
Jim Hood

I will never be able to turn my attention away from addiction. It's time to start facing addiction with the urgency these deeply disturbing statistics demand and asking ourselves tougher questions -- and demanding better answers -- than ever before.

How This State Came To Lead The Nation In Overdoses

Charleston Gazette-Mail | Paige Lavender | Posted 10.19.2015 | Politics

Try this: Hold your breath for two minutes....

Powerful Opioid Fentanyl Blamed For Spike In U.S. Drug Overdoses

Reuters | Posted 05.18.2015 | Healthy Living

March 18 (Reuters) - Federal drug enforcement officials on Wednesday issued a nationwide alert about the dangers of fentanyl, a powerful opioid ofte...

States Combat Overdose Deaths

Pew's Stateline | Michael Ollove | Posted 02.20.2014 | Politics

This piece comes to us courtesy of Stateline. Stateline is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news service of the Pew Charitable Trusts that provides daily repo...

Is Miley Responsible for Drug ODs?

Anna David | Posted 11.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Anna David

Miley Cyrus didn't kill them. The Zoo Festival didn't kill them. But our society, which glorifies the use of drugs and alcohol and stigmatizes addiction and even recovery -- that expends outrageous amounts of energy on shaming Miley Cyrus while ignoring many of the issues worth getting upset about -- does play a part

Death by Detoxification

Adam Bisaga, M.D. | Posted 10.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Adam Bisaga, M.D.

The "medication-free" approach cannot be justified as the only treatment of opioid addiction, where overwhelming evidence exists to support the greater success of a medication-assisted approach.