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Matt Sledge

Lifesaving Drug Makes Strides After Philip Seymour Hoffman's Death

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 10.29.2014 | Politics

NEW YORK -- Legal changes in the wake of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman's February death of a drug overdose have dramatically expanded access to a lifes...

Heroin Deaths Doubled, CDC Reports

AP | MIKE STOBBE | Posted 12.02.2014 | Crime

NEW YORK (AP) — Deaths from heroin overdose doubled in just two years in much of the nation, a new government study says. The annual number of U.S....

Heroin Overdose Deaths Doubled In Much Of The Country: CDC

Associated Press | MIKE STOBBE | Posted 10.02.2014 | Healthy Living

NEW YORK (AP) — A new government study found deaths from heroin overdose doubled in just two years in much of the United States. Overdose deaths ...

Heroin Overdose Deaths Doubled In Much Of Country: CDC

Associated Press | MIKE STOBBE | Posted 10.02.2014 | Healthy Living

NEW YORK (AP) — A new government study found deaths from heroin overdose doubled in just two years in much of the United States. Overdose deaths ...

How Campus Police Kept Student's Heroin Addiction A Secret From Parents

The Boston Globe | Posted 09.29.2014 | College

AMHERST — Logan’s parents drove all morning from out of state to reach his off-campus apartment that sunny afternoon at the start of UMass Amherst...

California Expands Access To Lifesaving Overdose Antidote

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 09.17.2014 | Politics

California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) signed a bill Tuesday expanding access to naloxone, an overdose antidote credited with saving thousands of lives. A...

Woman In Heroin Deaths Panicky Then Calm, Police Say

Associated Press | KATHLEEN FOODY and TERRY COLLINS | Posted 07.11.2014 | Crime

MILTON, Ga. (AP) -- Twice last year, Alix Tichelman found herself alone with a man suffering from a drug overdose. The first time she called 911. The ...

Matt Sledge

Eric Holder Calls On First Responders To Carry Overdose Reversal Drug

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 04.16.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder called on police and fire departments Wednesday to equip their employees with a lifesaving drug that c...

FDA Approves Easy-To-Use Heroin Overdose Antidote

AP | LAURAN NEERGAARD and MARY CLARE JALONICK | Posted 06.03.2014 | Healthy Living

WASHINGTON (AP) — Friends and family will be able to take the first step to save a loved one from an overdose of heroin or powerful painkillers call...

Massachusetts To Make Lifesaving Anti-Overdose Medication More Widely Available

Reuters | Richard Valdmanis | Posted 05.27.2014 | Politics

BOSTON, March 27 (Reuters) - Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick on Thursday declared a public health emergency over rising heroin and opioid addic...

Five Things Every Young Person Should Know About Drugs and Alcohol

Theodore Caputi | Posted 05.18.2014 | College
Theodore Caputi

New advancements in drug and alcohol prevention, intervention, and treatment programs occur nearly every day. So what does all this mean for teens and college students today? Here's what you need to know.

Kathleen Miles

This Program Would Save Heroin Addicts' Lives, Help Curb Disease And Save Money

HuffingtonPost.com | Kathleen Miles | Posted 03.17.2014 | Politics

Needle exchange programs could save thousands of American lives and reduce strain on the public health care system. But some politicians refuse to imp...

Like It or Not, Philip Seymour Hoffman Should Be the New Poster Boy for Addiction in America

Akikur Mohammad, M.D. | Posted 05.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Akikur Mohammad, M.D.

Brynner died from cancer. Hoffman from addiction. Both are considered diseases by all the major medical associations in the world. Yet only addiction carries a stigma and moral condemnation by a large swath of the public.

The Terrifying Way Teens Are Getting Hooked On Heroin

OWN | Posted 03.11.2014 | OWN

When 20-year-old John purchased white powder at a party, he was told it was crushed painkillers. In reality, it was pure heroin. For four months, John...

Holder Outlines Plan To Address 'Urgent Public Health Crisis'

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 03.10.2014 | Politics

Attorney General Eric Holder promised Monday to address the recent rise in heroin overdoses with enhanced enforcement and treatment initiatives in his...

Heroin No Longer Happens Somewhere Else

Tom Davis | Posted 04.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Tom Davis

It was yet another sad case, another horrific way of validating that heroin is no longer the scourge of the streets, the back alleys and the abandoned buildings of the cities. It's no longer the thing celebrities do, or even celebrities you'd easily suspect.

These Charts Show Just How Bad America's Heroin Problem Has Become

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Miles | Posted 02.22.2014 | Politics

Heroin use is on the rise in the United States. The number of Americans using the drug has increased by about 50 percent in the past decade, accord...

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...

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...

Hoffman's Death Illustrates Heroin's Ability to Hijack the Brain

Dr. Timothy P. Condon | Posted 04.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Timothy P. Condon

The heroin epidemic is dangerous, startling, and tragic. But it is far from hopeless. The solutions are in front of us, and research continues to provide more answers every day. We must be as focused and driven as the addicted brain: Implement the solutions. Now.

Katy Hall

Overdose Victims Are More Likely To Die In These States

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Lunch With Hoffman

Matthew Ebert | Posted 04.13.2014 | Celebrity
Matthew Ebert

I was on drugs back then: coke, booze, Xanax, anything I could get my hands on, really. It was 2002, and while Philip Seymour Hoffman's Hollywood career was skyrocketing, mine was a flameout from a jet engine careening backward down the wrong runway.

Philip Seymour Hoffman: The Conversation We Need to Have

Isaac Saul | Posted 04.07.2014 | Impact
Isaac Saul

It's time to have "the talk." No, not the birds and the bees. Not the alcohol talk, or the boyfriend talk, or the borrowing the car talk, and not even the "we're going to break up" talk. No. It is time to have the heroin talk.

Matt Sledge

Heroin Overdose Prevention Bill Advances After Philip Seymour Hoffman's Death

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 02.04.2014 | Politics

A bill meant to stem deaths from heroin overdoses advanced in the New York Senate Tuesday, just days after actor Philip Seymour Hoffman died of an app...

Heroin: A Life or Death Matter

Stanice Anderson | Posted 04.06.2014 | Religion
Stanice Anderson

Now, almost 29 years into my recovery, Mr. Hoffman's death reminds me that no matter how long one has been drug-free, recovering from addiction is a process not an event.