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FDA Approves Opioid More Powerful Than Fentanyl

FDA Approves Opioid More Powerful Than Fentanyl

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently approved expanded medical use of an opioid-based drug. The announcement garnered much criticism from numerous healthcare...
New Dopamine Research Findings May Redefine Addiction Treatment 

New Dopamine Research Findings May Redefine Addiction Treatment 

A research paper published last week revealed that scientists have made critical progress in unraveling the cerebral circuits associated with the habit-forming effects that...
Orting Addiction Recovery Cafe Opening to Fight Opioid Abuse

Orting Addiction Recovery Cafe Opening to Fight Opioid Abuse

Addiction recovery in Orting, Washington is being boosted thanks to a new Seattle-based cafe that is opening this month to help fight opioid abuse....
Drug and Alcohol Abuse Center in Rockville Breaks Ground

Drug and Alcohol Abuse Center in Rockville Breaks Ground

A future drug and alcohol abuse center in Rockville, Maryland was celebrated with a special groundbreaking ceremony last week.The event welcomed a large crowd...
Burley Program Helps Women with Substance Use Disorders

Burley Program Helps Women with Substance Use Disorders

A local couple has been assisting former women inmates recovering from substance use disorders in Burley, Idaho.Dallas and Marcy Bruderer are Idaho Department of...
Addiction Recovery Program in Murrells Inlet Expands

Addiction Recovery Program in Murrells Inlet Expands

An addiction recovery program in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina is expanding its services into Tidelands Waccamaw Community Hospital.The addiction recovery program is enacted by...
Although DUI Rates Decrease Across US, Officials Remain Concerned

Although DUI Rates Decrease Across US, Officials Remain Concerned

A man driving under the influence of alcohol was more threatening than Michael Myers this past Halloween after causing property damage and injuring multiple...
Orlando Addiction Recovery Campaign Launched by University

Orlando Addiction Recovery Campaign Launched by University

Addiction recovery in Orlando, Florida has been placed in the spotlight thanks to a campaign launched by the Student Health Services at the University...
Officials Address Substance Abuse Treatment in Harrisburg

Officials Address Substance Abuse Treatment in Harrisburg

Government and healthcare officials have been discussing ways in which to bolster substance abuse treatment in Harrisburg and other areas of Pennsylvania. Legislative measures...
The Escalation of Meth Use in America with Deadly Consequences

The Escalation of Meth Use in America with Deadly Consequences

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection recently reported that methamphetamine use and seizures have gone up over nine times during the last eight years....
Wellesley Addiction Treatment Center Divides Community

Wellesley Addiction Treatment Center Divides Community

Residents have been debating the necessity of an upcoming addiction treatment center in Wellesley, Massachusetts.Upward of 100 community members attended a public town meeting...
Addiction Treatment in Eagle Point Targeted by Officials

Addiction Treatment in Eagle Point Targeted by Officials

Local political candidates recently gathered in Eagle Point, Oregon to discuss the issues that they would be prioritizing if they are elected and one...
Proposed Program May Benefit Addiction Treatment in Shreveport

Proposed Program May Benefit Addiction Treatment in Shreveport

A proposal has been presented to the city council of Shreveport, Louisiana to establish a needle exchange program. If approved, the effort may cut...
Oswego Addiction Treatment Center Receives Grant

Oswego Addiction Treatment Center Receives Grant

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) will award an addiction treatment center in Oswego, New York a grant of $1.5 million...
Albany Addiction Recovery Program Celebrates Three Years

Albany Addiction Recovery Program Celebrates Three Years

A program that assists inmates in addiction recovery in Albany, New York celebrated its third anniversary this month.Called the Sheriff's Heroin Addiction Recovery Program...
Inpatient Addiction Treatment Center in Cherry Hill Planned

Inpatient Addiction Treatment Center in Cherry Hill Planned

An inpatient addiction treatment center in Cherry Hill, New Jersey is being planned by a university and a behavioral health management company.Cooper University Health...
New Drug Detox Program in Rehrersburg Helps Women

New Drug Detox Program in Rehrersburg Helps Women

An addiction treatment center located in Rehrersburg has recently launched a new drug detox program to help women with substance use disorders.The new drug...
OSHA Revision Addresses Drug Testing in the Workplace

OSHA Revision Addresses Drug Testing in the Workplace

The Occupational Safety and Health Association (OSHA) passed a set of revisions that may affect employees across the U.S. The provisions specifically address drug...
The Effects and Growth of Alcohol Abuse on First Responders

The Effects and Growth of Alcohol Abuse on First Responders

Ten California firefighters were brought back to work this month after being fired for alcohol abuse while on the job. Those men were among...
Fredericksburg Peer Recovery Group Assists Community Members

Fredericksburg Peer Recovery Group Assists Community Members

An organization in Fredericksburg, Virginia that serves multiple counties is now offering a peer recovery group.The group was introduced by the Rappahannock Area Community...
Substance Abuse Treatment in Joliet Boosted by Grant

Substance Abuse Treatment in Joliet Boosted by Grant

Substance abuse treatment in Joliet, Illinois will receive a boost thanks to a federal grant bestowed to the Will County Health Department and Community...
DEA Releases Updated ‘Drug Slang Code Words’ Intelligence Report

DEA Releases Updated ‘Drug Slang Code Words’ Intelligence Report

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has recently released an unclassified intelligence report that serves as an updated version of a publication named ‘Drug Slang...
Drug Abuse Treatment in Easton Assisted by Police Department

Drug Abuse Treatment in Easton Assisted by Police Department

Drug abuse treatment in Easton, Pennsylvania is getting a boost from the local police department to assist people struggling with substance use disorders.The...
Prevention Efforts Compliment Substance Abuse Treatment in El Paso

Prevention Efforts Compliment Substance Abuse Treatment in El Paso

Law enforcement officers are partnering with a substance abuse treatment provider in El Paso, Texas to encourage local residents to turn in unused or...
The Growing Issue of Substance Abuse in the Food Service Industry

The Growing Issue of Substance Abuse in the Food Service Industry

While cases of customers who suffer drug-related overdoses in private businesses are common, food service industry workers endure an increasing number of issues associated...
Nonprofit Explores New Addiction Treatment Avenues

Nonprofit Explores New Addiction Treatment Avenues

A nonprofit addiction treatment provider in the U.S. is currently expanding its treatment base and implementing new programs to assist patients. The Hazelden Betty...
Addiction Treatment Center in Morristown Celebrates First Year

Addiction Treatment Center in Morristown Celebrates First Year

An addiction treatment center located in Morristown, Tennessee recently celebrated its first anniversary. During its first operational year, the New Hope Recovery Addiction Services...
Connelly Springs Drug and Alcohol Abuse Highlighted at Barbeque

Connelly Springs Drug and Alcohol Abuse Highlighted at Barbeque

A barbeque was held last weekend to raise money for a future drug rehab facility and awareness about the issue of drug and alcohol...
Dublin Startup Creates Opioid Addiction Treatment Technology

Dublin Startup Creates Opioid Addiction Treatment Technology

A company based in Dublin, Ohio was recently designated as one of 12 companies awarded funds for technological projects focused on fighting the opioid...

Greenfield Sober Living Home for Women Set to Open

A sober living home in Greenfield, Indiana will soon open its doors to help women with substance use disorders in Hancock County.Talitha Koum Women’s...
Governor Addresses Substance Abuse Treatment in Topeka

Governor Addresses Substance Abuse Treatment in Topeka

Last week, Gov. Colyer announced a new plan to increase substance abuse treatment and prevention measures in Topeka and other Kansas cities.Approximately $30 million...
Professional Athletes and the Struggle with Substance Abuse

Professional Athletes and the Struggle with Substance Abuse

Randy Gregory, a defensive end for the Dallas Cowboys, suffered a relapse in his battle with substance abuse in August, violating the NFL’s Substance...
Upcoming Bradenton Addiction Treatment Center Approved

Upcoming Bradenton Addiction Treatment Center Approved

City council officials voted 3-2 to allow a new addiction treatment center to be built in Bradenton, Florida.The facility, named the Sun Rise Addiction...
Facebook Aims to Curb Substance Abuse with New Marketplace Updates

Facebook Aims to Curb Substance Abuse with New Marketplace Updates

On September 25, an article that was posted on Facebook’s newsroom page described how the platform is updating its guidelines and cracking down on...
St. Albans Addiction Treatment Center Celebrates One Year

St. Albans Addiction Treatment Center Celebrates One Year

An addiction treatment center in St. Albans, Vermont is celebrating one year of treating people with substance use disorders in Franklin County.The Bay Area...
Drug and Alcohol Abuse Treatment Center in Mays Landing Expands

Drug and Alcohol Abuse Treatment Center in Mays Landing Expands

A drug and alcohol abuse treatment center in Mays Landing, New Jersey is expanding its addiction treatment options in Atlantic County.Recovery Centers of America...
Schools Review Drug Use Policies for Students and Teachers

Schools Review Drug Use Policies for Students and Teachers

A number of school districts across the U.S. are debating measures regarding student and teacher violations for drug use. In order to make schools...
Emojis Give Youth a New Way to Communicate About Substance Abuse

Emojis Give Youth a New Way to Communicate About Substance Abuse

Instead of writing out words and structuring sentences, teenagers and young adults are using emojis to express thoughts or emotions in conversations with their...
Drug Rehab Center in Trenton Gets $4 Million Grant

Drug Rehab Center in Trenton Gets $4 Million Grant

State officials recently announced that a drug rehab center in Trenton, New Jersey will be receiving a $4 million federal grant to increase its...
Bellevue Addiction Treatment Center Opening in January

Bellevue Addiction Treatment Center Opening in January

Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation representatives recently revealed plans to open an outpatient addiction treatment center in Bellevue, Washington in January 2019. The center will...
The Issue with Romantic Relationships that Prevail Through Addictions

The Issue with Romantic Relationships that Prevail Through Addictions

Most professionals in the industry advise against romantic relationships during active addictions and early recovery due to a number of emotional triggers. But recent...
Albuquerque Drug and Alcohol Addiction Treatment Expands

Albuquerque Drug and Alcohol Addiction Treatment Expands

In an effort to expand its drug and alcohol addiction treatment in Albuquerque, the New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) announced last week that...
New Measures Look to Curb Hazing at Universities in the US

New Measures Look to Curb Hazing at Universities in the US

At the annual North-American Interfraternity Conference (NIC), representatives of 66 fraternities voted to start to adopt stricter alcohol and hazing policies. The new standard...
Greeneville Program Connects Locals to Addiction Recovery Resources

Greeneville Program Connects Locals to Addiction Recovery Resources

A nonprofit organization based in Greeneville, Tennessee that serves multiple counties will now connect individuals to addiction recovery resources.The founders of the nonprofit, a...
Greeley Addiction Treatment Center for Teens Opening Next Month

Greeley Addiction Treatment Center for Teens Opening Next Month

A new addiction treatment center in Greeley, Colorado for adolescents struggling with substance use disorders is expected to open by October 15.The addiction...
The Evolution of America’s Most Famous Anti-Drug Use Program

The Evolution of America’s Most Famous Anti-Drug Use Program

The most popular anti-drug use program in the nation, the Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE) has been evolving for the past 35 years and...
Federal Funding Benefits Springfield Addiction Treatment

Federal Funding Benefits Springfield Addiction Treatment

Federal grant funding will go toward expanding addiction treatment measures in Springfield, Oregon and other areas of the state affected by drug overdoses.The Eugene-Springfield...
Recent Deaths Prompt Concerns Over Drug Use at Music Festivals

Recent Deaths Prompt Concerns Over Drug Use at Music Festivals

Seven people died of suspected drug overdoses at the Trip to the Moon music festival in Hanoi, Vietnam on September 16. That same weekend,...
The Impact of Drinking by College Students in the US

The Impact of Drinking by College Students in the US

Drinking in college in the U.S. has fluctuated over the years but remains steady, according to a survey — Monitoring the Future, by the...
Wilmington Drug Detox Center Plans Delayed

Wilmington Drug Detox Center Plans Delayed

Plans concerning a potential drug detox center in Wilmington, Massachusetts have been placed on hold due to town planning board and zoning board meeting...
Bloomington Addiction Treatment Agenda Pushed by Group

Bloomington Addiction Treatment Agenda Pushed by Group

An organization in Bloomington introduced an addiction treatment agenda following its recently submitted petition to Sen. Joe Donnelly over concerns of U.S. Court of...

The Average Face of Drug Addiction

.td-module-meta-info{ display: none }Substance abuse has never been contained within a single section of the American public, but our current drug crisis seems particularly...
Fairbanks Alcohol Addiction Program Helps the Homeless

Fairbanks Alcohol Addiction Program Helps the Homeless

An alcohol addiction program in Fairbanks, Alaska hosted an event this week to donate food and clothing to the homeless people of the Interior...
Mankato Sober Living Home Plans to Expand Recovery Resources

Mankato Sober Living Home Plans to Expand Recovery Resources

The owners of a sober living home in Mankato, Minnesota recently announced that they are looking to expand its services.A nonprofit named Beyond the...
The College Culture of Anabolic Steroids and Performance Enhancing Drugs

The College Culture of Anabolic Steroids and Performance Enhancing Drugs

The culture of substance abuse in U.S. colleges extends beyond drugs like marijuana or heroin and the use of anabolic steroids has become increasingly...
The Link Between Substance Abuse and Music

The Link Between Substance Abuse and Music

Last week, rapper Mac Miller died of an alleged drug overdose at the age of 26. While the cause of death is still to...
University Adopts Expanding Collegiate Recovery Community Model

University Adopts Expanding Collegiate Recovery Community Model

In order to support students recovering from substance use disorders, the Health and Counseling Center at the University of Denver recently announced the launch...
Emergency Rooms Help Stem Opioid Crisis with Addiction Treatment

Emergency Rooms Help Stem Opioid Crisis with Addiction Treatment

An increasing number of hospitals are starting to offer on-demand addiction treatment to patients who come into emergency rooms with opioid use disorders.It is...
Adolescent Drug Abuse Prompts Improved School Prevention Programs

Adolescent Drug Abuse Prompts Improved School Prevention Programs

To fight adolescent drug abuse, schools across the U.S. have been striving to implement more effective drug abuse prevention and education programs.While the U.S....
Examining the Effect of Recovery High Schools

Examining the Effect of Recovery High Schools

Recovery High Schools (RHS) are secondary schools designed to help adolescents struggling with substance use disorders.RHS programs serve as an alternative to regular high...
An Overview of Drug Abuse in U.S. High Schools

An Overview of Drug Abuse in U.S. High Schools

A recent study shows that many American citizens recognize drug abuse is a national problem but most of them are not aware of the...
DEA Plans to Quintuple Amount of Cannabis Grown for Research

DEA Plans to Quintuple Amount of Cannabis Grown for Research

The U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) have proposed to significantly increase the amount of cannabis that can legally...

Tesla Whisteblower Claims Company Ignored Concerns of Drug-Dealing in Nevada Factory

A whistleblower from Tesla, Karl Hansen, is alleging that when he brought up concerns about drug dealing at a large-scale inside the company, Tesla...
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Norway Announces New Harm Reduction Heroin Program

In a new harm reduction effort to curb the rising drug overdose mortality rate in Norway, the country will test a program that will...

Police Chief Overdoses on Drugs He Stole from Evidence Room

In May, an Ohio police chief died of a fentanyl overdose, and he allegedly took the drugs from his department’s evidence room.The Chief...

New Study Shows Americans Not Aware of Extent of Opioid Crisis

According to a new study from Laguna Treatment Hospital, Americans are three times more likely to know about the opioid crisis as a national...

Attorney General Sessions Says He Supports States Rights, Conflicting with Marijuana Policy

United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions stated that he believes in state’s rights at a Boston press conference about a federal sting operation that...

Demi Lovato Treated with Narcan After Overdose

When paramedics showed up to Demi Lovato’s Hollywood Hills home, she was found unconscious. According to TMZ, who broke the story, she was treated...

Massachusetts Senate Passes Legislation Aimed at Addressing Opioid Epidemic

Bill S.2609 was passed in the Massachusetts Senate, which aims to provide an extra set of tools to address the opioid epidemic and establish...

Three in Four Americans Want Alternatives to Prescription Opioids According to New Gallup Poll

Three in four Americans would prefer not to use prescription drugs to deal with their physical pain, according to a new study by Gallup...

Pharmaceutical Company Given Grant to Develop Abuse-Free Prescription Painkiller

The state of Ohio is giving $3 million to Elysium Therapeutics to develop an abuse-free prescription pain medication to help mitigate the opioid epidemic.This...

Massachusetts Sues 16 Purdue Board Members

Massachusetts is suing 16 former and current Purdue Pharma board members and executives for their alleged role in the continuing opioid epidemic.The Attorney...

Prescription Drug Makers Cut Back on Opioid Marketing

Prescription drug makers are cutting back on marketing for opioid-related payouts to doctors, according to an analysis by ProPublica.Big Pharma payed more than...

Nevada Police Carry Narcan After Los Angeles Success

Narcan will soon be carried by state troopers from the Nevada Highway Patrol.The drug counteracts possible overdoses from opioids or heroin and has proven...

Tech Companies Under Scrutiny at FDA Summit on Opioids

A summit was hosted by the Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday June 27th that was set to host representatives from Facebook, Google, Twitter,...

Since 1988 Opioids Have Resulted in 456 Deaths at this England Hospital

More than 450 people died after being given opioids at Gosport War Memorial Hospital in Gosport Hampshire, England, according to a report by the...

Researchers Try to Predict the Genes that Predispose People for Addiction

Genes are the focus of a joint study at Bentley University and Gravity Diagnostics into how genetics affect a person’s likelihood of becoming addicted...

New Study Connects Trump Votes to Opioid Use

According to a new study published in the medical journal JAMA Network Open, there may be a link between those who supported Donald Trump...

Kentucky Sues Walgreens For Alleged Role in Opioid Epidemic

Walgreens is being sued by the state of Kentucky for what the state is calling “unlawful business practices” that fueled Kentucky’s opioid epidemic.Kentucky...

Opioid Sales Have Increased 4% on the Dark Web in the Last 4 Years

Researchers have found out that since the prescription opioid crackdown began, sales from dark web sales for the targeted medications have steadily increased. A...

California Expands Opioid Overdose Antidote Access

On Thursday, June 14, California’s top health official issued an order which will make the opioid overdose antidote naloxone available to anyone in the...

House of Representatives Passes 25 Bills to Fight Opioid Epidemic

The U.S. House of Representatives has passed 25 bills that aim to provide crucial support to government and public institutions to fight the opioid...

More than 11,000 People Died Opioid-Related Deaths in 2016

Almost 3,000 teenagers and young adults and more than 8,400 people between 25 and 34 died of opioid-related deaths in 2016.According to a new...

Traces of Oxycodone Found in Mussels Off the Coast of Washington

Traces of oxycodone have been found in the tissues of native bay mussels in the Seattle and Bremerton area harbors, a new study by...

Fentanyl Deaths Continue to Rise in Ohio

Fentanyl deaths are rising in Ohio, taking over the illicit drug market in the greater Cincinnati area. The rise in deaths is at a...

FDA Announces Naloxone Recall

The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced a recall of the opioid overdose reversal medication, naloxone.According to a safety advisement posted...

Trump Administration Anti-Opioid Ad Campaign Soon to Be Launched

The Trump Administration will be presenting its anti-opioid ad campaign soon, and will take inspiration from the “This is Your Brain on Drugs” campaign...

FDA Issues Opioid Crisis Product Challenge

To mitigate the risk of addiction from prescribed opioid pain medication, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has called for the development...

Dark Web Drug Seller ‘OxyMonster’ Faces At Least 20 Years in Prison

A man accused of selling oxycodone, cocaine, and methamphetamine on the internet under the alias “OxyMonster” will plead guilty for drug conspiracy and money...

Puget Sound Mussels Test Positive for Oxycodone

Mussels gathered from the Bremerton and Seattle, Washington area harbors have tested positive for oxycodone.A bi-annual study conducted by scientists at the Washington Department...

Congressman Ends Re-Election Bid to Address His Alcoholism

Thomas Garrett, the Republican United States Representative from the state of Virginia made an announcement this week that he would not be running for...

Fed Report: Opioid Crisis Affects American Economic Outlook

A report released by the United States Federal Reserve suggests that the opioid crisis may be having an effect on the economic outlook for...

Rapper Says Eminem Helped Him Get Sober

Eminem’s long battle with substance abuse and his recovery with the help of Elton John are well-known, and he seems to be passing the...

MusiCares Offers Opioid Treatment for Musicians

Addiction is everywhere, including infamously, the music industry. MusiCares offers a solution in opioid treatment for musicians.“Our addiction recovery program was started about...

Millennials Affected by Bad Timing of Opioid Epidemic, Expert Says

Millennials are more prone the opioid epidemic than other generations, but that does not mean it is a generational problem. They have been impacted...

Study Reveals More Kids Overdosing on ADHD Drugs

A study on the number of United States poison control centers reports of pediatric ADHD exposures was published by the American Academy of Pediatrics...

Over a Dozen People Hospitalized for Synthetic Marijuana

More than a dozen people were sent to the hospital in Brooklyn, New York Saturday for what police are blaming on bad synthetic marijuana....

FDA Moves to Better Control Loperamide Amid Opioid Crisis

The head of the United States Federal Drug Administration has announced that steps will be taken to better control loperamide, a drug which is...

New Patient Assistance Program Offers Free Naloxone Pens in Six States

People who suffer with opioid addiction across six states, including California, will be able to receive an antidote to overdose in free naloxone pens...

Addiction Recovery Scholarships Offered by New Jersey College

A community college in Newton, New Jersey has partnered with a nonprofit organization to offer addiction recovery scholarships to students in substance abuse recovery.Sussex...

NYC Asks State to Open Four Supervised Injection Sites

New York City has asked the state if they can open four new supervised injection sites, which would be the first in the country....

Violinist Helps Addiction Patients with Music Therapy

Music therapy can have an astonishing effect on people with drug addictions. As a music therapist with the American Addiction Centers (AAC), Judith Pinkerton...

Doctors Paid By Big Pharma Prescribe More Opioids

A new research letter published in JAMA Internal Medicine, a Journal of the American Medical Association, reveals an association between doctors who received payments...

Valeant Pharmaceuticals Changes Its Name to Shed Its Past

Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, a company that has been subject to much controversy over the morality of hiking drug prices for patients who would die...

Monitoring Drug Rehab Success Rates in America

How effective are the available methods to treat drug addiction in the country? The majority of the drug addiction treatment programs offered by accredited...

Walmart Institutes New Limits for Prescription Opioids

On May 7, Walmart announced that it would be instituting new company-wide limitations on prescription opioids.According to the press release published on the retail...

Be Best Campaign Focuses on Opioid Abuse; Other Things

First Lady of the United States Melania Trump announced the Be Best campaign on May 7, stating that the program would encourage children to...

DEA Suspends Louisiana Company from Opioid Distribution

The United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) announced that it would be suspending the registration which allowed a Louisiana company to engage in opioid...
Salt Lake City Drug Detox Gets Technological Enhancement

Device that Eases Withdrawal Under Scrutiny

A device that eases withdrawal symptoms is coming under scrutiny after it was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Some experts are...

Veterinarian Accused of Using Puppies to Smuggle Heroin Goes to Court

A veterinarian has been accused of allegedly smuggling heroin into the United States appeared in court this week, after more than a decade since...

More Overdoses Caused by Synthetic Opioids Than Prescriptions

 As the opioid crisis continues to ravage the United States from coast to coast, the number of overdoses caused by synthetic opioids has outpaced...

Maine Police Mistake Human Remains for Heroin

 After arriving at the scene of a car accident, Maine police located two clear plastic bags filled with cremated human remains in the glove...

Google Partners with DEA to Combat Opioid Crisis

A partnership between tech giant Google and the United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will aim to combat the opioid crisis through various strategies,...

New Hampshire Reveals 2017 Overdose Data

 The Medical Examiner’s Office of New Hampshire has released 2017 overdose data, revealing that after 2 years of maintaining a constant number of overdose...

U.S. Coast Guard Unloads $400 Million of Drugs in Florida

On April 24, at Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, the United States Coast Guard unloaded approximately 13 tons of drugs that had been...

1 in 1000 Pregnant Women Addicted to Drugs

The number of pregnant women struggling with substance abuse has doubled since 2011, reaching four in every 1,000 pregnancies.The shocking statistic comes from a...

No Charges in Prince’s Accidental Fentanyl Overdose

Minnesota prosecutors announced that they will file no charges in Prince’s accidental fentanyl overdose death.On Thursday, April 19, Mark Metz, a Carver County attorney,...

Colombia Considers Drones in Fight Against Cocaine

After a five-year long increase in the production of the drug in Colombia, police in the South American country are considering using drones to...

Record Number of Fatal Overdoses in West Virginia

 Despite a downward trend during the summer months, West Virginia experienced a record number of fatal overdoses in 2017, according to data from the...

Sanders Bill Targets Opioid Manufacturers

On Tuesday, April 17, United States Senator Bernie Sanders introduced a bill that targets opioid manufacturers by leveling fines due to deceptive marketing practices...

Colorado has Standing Order, Good Samaritan Law for Naloxone

 In order to turn the tables on the opioid crisis in Colorado, officials have issued a standing order for Naloxone, and those who intervene...

Opioid Prescription Overdoses Increase as Regulation Toughens

A new study that has been released by the American Action Forum suggests that toughening regulation for prescription opioids in 2010 may have led...

FDA’s Gottlieb Speaks at Opioid Abuse Summit

The Commissioner of the United States Food and Drug Administration, Scott Gottlieb, spoke at the annual National Rx Drug Abuse and Heroin Summit on...

Congress Confronts Zuckerberg Over Facebook Opioid Sales

On April 11, Facebook CEO and founder Mark Zuckerberg faced questions about illegal opioid sales on the social media site during his second day...

Flight Attendant Sentenced for Suitcase of Cocaine

A woman who had been employed as a JetBlue flight attendant when she was arrested in March 2016 for abandoning a suitcase filled with...
Maine authorities issue warning

In Wake of Overdoses, Maine Authorities Issue Warning

 On Friday, April 6, nine overdoses occurred in four different Maine counties, prompting local authorities to issue a warning that local heroin supplies may...

$1.6 million in Heroin Seized After Being Hidden in Tomatoes

United States Border Patrol agents in Texas seized 41 pounds of heroin from a tractor-trailer trying to carry it in a shipment of tomatoes...

Surgeon General Wants Americans to Carry Naloxone

The United States Surgeon General, Jerome Adams, MD, has urged Americans to carry naloxone, the opioid overdose reversal medication, in order to protect themselves...

FDA Enforces Recall of Kratom Products Amid Fears of Salmonella

For the first time, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a mandatory recall of kratom products from a Las Vegas company amid...

Federal Drug Sentencing

Although virtually every aspect of the war on drugs has vocal public critics, no policy has generated universal concern more than harsh sentencing for...
Pennsylvania Newborn Withdrawal

Over 1000% Increase in Pennsylvania Newborn Withdrawal

A new research report released by the Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council (PHC4) has revealed that there was an increase of over 1000%...

Houston Councilman Dies of Accidental Overdose

A city councilman from Houston was found in his home by police during a welfare check on March 6th. The Harris County medical examiner...

Overdose Deaths Surge; CDC Report Blames Fentanyl

 The United States Centers for Disease Control (CDC) issued a report last week that revealed a 21% increase in the number of overdose deaths...

New Opioid Prescription Policy Unveiled by American Dental Association

The American Dental Association (ADA) has announced a new opioid prescription policy that features limits and education about drugs.Even while prescriptions declined as...

Trump Tweet Announces Temp Opioid Memorial

On Tuesday, March 27, Donald Trump tweeted that he was “very pleased” to announce that a temporary memorial to victims of the opioid crisis...

Statistics for National Opioid Overdose Deaths May be Off by up to 35 Percent

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a report stating that more than 42,000 Americans died from opioid overdoses in 2016, but...

Orange County Sheriff’s Department Seizes $8M of Cocaine

On Friday, March 23, the Orange County Sheriff’s Department announced that they had seized over $8 million worth of cocaine from an underground bunker...

Trump Supports Addiction Vaccine in New Hampshire Speech

In a speech delivered in New Hampshire, Donald Trump announced his support for an addiction vaccine to help combat the ongoing opioid crisis in...

Chicago Dental Association Supports 7-Day Opioid Limit

The American Dental Association (ADA) has announced new guidelines which recommend that dentists avoid prescribing opioid medications when possible, and urges limiting those prescriptions...

New Jersey Schools Require Opioid Seminar for Graduation Tickets

A school district in New Jersey is requiring that parents attend a mandatory opioid seminar in order to receive tickets to an eighth grade...

The Death Penalty for Drug Dealers May Become a Reality

The Trump Administration is finishing a plan for mitigating the opioid crisis, and may include a controversial measure that utilizes the death penalty for...

New Florida Law Limits Opioid Prescriptions to 3 Days

 On Monday, March 19, Florida Governor Rick Scott signed legislation into law which provides $65 million in state funds to combat the opioid crisis...

Tracking Ecstasy in America

Every illegal substance contains the mystery of its origin: The hazy path it traveled to the user’s possession is rarely clear. Beyond the most...

Overdose Deaths of Native Americans Rise Since Opioid Epidemic

Overdose deaths of native populations in the lower 48 states and Alaska have increased by five times between 1999 and 2015. Dr. Michael Toedt...

Delaware Woman Sentenced for Injecting Father with Fentanyl

A Delaware woman has been found guilty of manslaughter after injecting her father with the fentanyl that caused his death by opioid overdose.On October...

Five Doctors Accused of Taking Bribes to Promote Fentanyl Spray

Federal prosecutors indicted five doctors from New York City for allegedly taking bribes and participating in a scheme to prescribe millions of dollars’ worth...

Proposed Illinois Law Requires ID for Opioid Prescriptions

A bill proposed by a Republican congressman would require people provide a valid ID for opioid prescriptions in the state of Illinois.The bill, HR...

Rhode Island Establishes New Medication-Assisted Treatment Approach for Inmates

Rhode Island is now taking a medication-assisted treatment approach to drugs and is providing three medications for inmates struggling with opioid abuse. The program...

Pennsylvania Launches Opioid Data Dashboard

Pennsylvania is launching an online opioid data dashboard that will provide a resource for a wide spectrum of people who are struggling against the...

Rose McGowan Will not Be Absolved of Her Cocaine Charges

A judge from Virginia judge has refused to dismiss actress and activist Rose McGowan’s cocaine charge for possession. Monday, March 12th, Judge Deborah Welsh...

Chicago Sues Three Big Pharma Companies

 On Tuesday, March 6, the city of Chicago, Illinois filed a lawsuit in federal court accusing the three biggest opioid distributors of fueling the...

Actress Heather Locklear in Rehab for Addiction Again

Actress Heather Locklear is in rehab for addiction after a highly publicized arrest February 25th that resulted in five charges of misdemeanor, one for...

Vaccine that Prevents Opiate Addiction May Soon be a Reality

An effective vaccine that prevents opiate addiction before it occurs is closer to being a reality than ever before.“The heroin vaccine is one step...

People With Drug Offenses in Australia Face Housing Ban

Australians with a history of drug offenses will be denied public housing with a controversial decision made this week by the Australian government.The...

CDC Data Reveals Increase in Opioid Overdoses

A new report compiled and released by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reveals that the number of opioid overdoses in the United States...

Colombia and the United States Announce Goal to Combat Cocaine Trade

Colombia and the United States will team up to reduce the cocaine trade and the amount of the coca leaf grown in the former...

Nine Santa Barbara Students Treated for Opioid Overdose

Nine Santa Barbara students were treated for opioid overdose after each of them ingested what authorities have identified as prescription opioids while attending a...

Senate Report Shows Pharmaceutical Companies Promoted Opioids Through Advocates

According to a U.S Senate report, pharmaceutical drug makers gave millions of dollars to pain-treatment advocated for five years and promoted opioids to people who...

MLB Suspends Houston Astros Pitcher for Positive Drug Test

 On Wednesday, February 21, Major League Baseball (MLB) announced that it was suspending Forrest Whitely, a pitching prospect for the Houston Astros, over a...

Trump Administration Talk New Opioid Policies at Summit

The White House held a summit on the opioid epidemic Thursday, where the first lady, Melania Trump, made a speech on opioid policies. She...

New Bipartisan Senate Bill Aims to Address Opioid Crisis

A group of bipartisan senators has released a bill that would add $1 billion to fighting the opioid crisis.The bill is being called...

Baltimore Heroin Dealer Linked to Corrupt Cop

A Baltimore heroin dealer linked to a corrupt police officer used his connection to provide protection for a crew of drug dealers who are...

Red Hot Chilli Peppers Bassist Flea Opens Up About Addiction

In a new essay in Time Magazine, Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea opens up about addiction, years of recovery, and opioid abuse.Flea...

FDA Expands Medication Assisted Treatment

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced it will expand medication assisted treatment (MAT) to help provide addiction recovery treatment to as many...

Doctors Who Prescribe Medical Marijuana in Arizona May Face Consequences

Arizona lawmakers are trying to pass legislation to punish doctors who prescribe medical marijuana cards to unqualified patients.Doctors in the state may legally...
Hearing loss is connected to opioid abuse.

Hearing Loss is Connected to Opioid Abuse

A study has revealed that hearing loss is connected to opioid use, and in some situations, can sometime cause a person to go completely deaf.According...

Opioid Crisis Cost Exceeds $1 Trillion

A new report estimates that the opioid crisis cost is now in excess of $1 trillion, and further concludes that the cost will continue...

Staying Hydrated in Detoxification Key, Especially for Athletes, Experts Say

Staying hydrated in detoxification and addiction recovery is vital, especially for athletes, according to experts from the American Addiction Centers (AAC).Fluids flush toxins out of...

Minnesota Renews Its Push for Tax Drug Manufacturers on Opioid Prescriptions

Governor Mark Dayton of Minnesota announced on Wednesday a renewed legislative proposal to tax drug manufactures opioid prescriptions to help fund treatment.Governor Dayton,...

Toronto High Schools Provided with OD Kits

The Toronto District School Board has announced that they will provide their high schools with OD kits that include the potentially lifesaving opioid overdose...

Oregon Gov. Declares Addiction Public Health Crisis

The Governor of Oregon, Kate Brown, has declared that addiction qualifies as a public health crisis for the state.On Tuesday, February 13, Brown announced...

White House Allots $6 Billion to Opioid Crisis

A spending agreement from the White House will provide $6 billion in funding for prevention and law enforcement efforts to combat the opioid crisis....

Purdue Pharma Discontinues Doctor Marketing

After decades of widespread criticism regarding its marketing practices, big pharma drug manufacturer Purdue Pharma LP has announced that it will no longer advertise...

New Product To Combat Opioid Crisis Turns Painkillers Into Harmless Gel

A new product to combat the opioid crisis has been unveiled. DisposeRX enables someone to responsibly dispose of leftover and unwanted medications by turning...
2 patients died after they overdosed on opioid medications.

Montana Doctor Gets 10 Years for Patient’s Fatal OD

A pain management doctor in western Montana has been convicted and sentenced after two of his patients overdosed on opioid medications he prescribed.Chris Christensen,...

ICC Begins Inquiry into Duterte’s Anti-drug Campaign for Crimes against Humanity

For the first time in a Southeast Asian nation, the International Criminal Court (ICC) has launched an inquiry into the allegations of crimes against...

New York First Responders Use App to Map ODs

A new cell phone application to map opioid overdoses in real-time has been unveiled by the Nassau County Police Department. Officials hope technology can...

Study: Depression Treatment Bolsters Opioid Recovery

A new study reveals that cessation of opioid abuse is more likely to be successful when depression is adequately treated.The study was published in...

Revamping the Drug War in the Philippines

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is reviving his drug war, a reboot the government is calling “Operation Double Barrels Reloaded.” The violent campaign against domestic...

Study Suggests Fewer Refills, Higher Dosages Stop Addiction

A recent study published in the BMJ (British Medical Journal) suggests that the key to curbing rates of addiction causes by prescribed painkiller medications...
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Drug Companies Sent 20 Million Opioids to a 3,000 Person West Virginia Town from...

Wholesale drug sellers sent more than 20 million opioids to Williamson, West Virginia, a small 3,000 person town sitting across the Tug Fork River...

Indiana Provides Opioid Overdose Kits Across State

The Indiana State Department of Health is distributing opioid overdose kits to 34 counties across the state. The kits will be given to emergency...

San Francisco to Retroactively Apply Marijuana Legalization to Old Convcitions

San Francisco, California will apply the state’s new marijuana legalization laws to past cases to absolve thousands of criminal convictions on the books.George...

Sessions Assigns Additional Agents to Online Opioid Patrol

United States Attorney General Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III announced that a new team would be created to help the FBI expand its online opioid...

Over 23 Tons of Cocaine Unloaded in San Diego by Coast Guard

In San Diego on Thursday, January 25, the Coast Guard began to unload over 23 tons of cocaine seized from smugglers operating in the...
Opioid use has not decreased as concerns increase, poll

24-Year-Old Deputy Drug Czar Resigns from Trump’s Cabinet Over Resume Discrepancy

Taylor Weyeneth, the Deputy Chief of Staff at the Office of Drug Control Policy, (ONDCP) which is known in shorthand terms as the Drug...

LA County Substance Abuse Director Says It’s too Early to Consider Addiction Treatment with...

When considering the legitimate uses of cannabis for diseases like cancer, many are wondering if it can be used to help fight addiction. Though...

Same Number of Drug Overdose Deaths as 2016 in New Hampshire

According to data from the New Hampshire Medical Examiner’s Office, the state saw the same number of overdose deaths in 2017 as it did...

Senate Probe Concludes Opioids from China Enter U.S. By Mail

 After conducting a yearlong probe into the availability of fentanyl in the United States, a Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs investigations subcommittee concluded...
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Los Angeles Medical Director Recommends Detox Medication

Some medications have proven successful in addiction and detox treatments, while others exacerbate the problem, but they should always be taken with comprehensive treatment,...

Two Studies Point to Successful Migraine Treatments, but What are the Costs?

According to a report published in the New England Journal of Medicine, two new studies focusing on two drugs that modify the circuits in...

Sheriff’s Deputy Accused of Providing Protection for Drug Dealers

A Los Angeles County deputy sheriff was one of four men arrested on federal charges alleging they provided protection for drug dealers during the delivery...

24-Year-Old Trump Campaign Staffer Served as Deputy Drug Czar

Until recently, the Trump administration had a 24-year-old former Trump campaign staffer serving as Deputy Drug Czar, the second most important position to combat...

Maine Targets Homeless Addiction with New Bill

A new bill in the Maine legislature targets addiction in one of the state’s most vulnerable populations by providing emergency housing and substance abuse...

Mexico’s State Guerrero Emerges as the United States’ Largest Heroin Supplier

Mexico’s southwestern state of Guerrero is now the largest heroin supplier to America, contributing to the opioid epidemic that resulted in 64,000 overdose deaths...

FDA Labels Opioid Cough Meds Unsafe for Kids

The FDA has determined that opioid cold and cough medicines should not be used for treating children under the age of 18.According to a...

Sri Lanka Reverses Law Banning Women from Purchasing Alcohol

Women in Sri Lanka over the age of 18 will be able to purchase alcohol without the government’s approval for the first time in...
Alcohol-related ER visits are on the rise.

Study Reveals Increase in Alcohol-Related ER Trips

According to a recently released study, an annual increase in the number of trips to hospital emergency rooms as a result of alcohol has...

Pennsylvania Gov. Declares Opioid Epidemic a Public Health Emergency

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf has declared the opioid epidemic in the state to be a public health emergency.Despite the significant efforts that have been...

Doctor Has Wife Killed After She Threatened to Expose His Opioid Ring

A doctor from New Jersey hired a hitman to kill his wife after she threatened she would expose the illicit prescription drug operation he...

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