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Category: Opioid Epidemic

Opioid Epidemic in the News: “I died and came back, and I still wanted to get high.”

Soledad O’Brien reported this week in the segment, “Matter of Fact,” that while life expectancy around the world is rising, the average American isn’t expected to live past 80-years-old. For…

Could You be at Risk of Addiction? 7 Signs to Look For When Taking Pain Meds

You received a medical procedure or experienced an injury or illness, and your doctor prescribed you pain medication. If you’re still taking pills after a week, contact your doctor about…

Moving Obituary Shakes and Awakes the World

“It is impossible to capture a person in an obituary, and especially someone whose adult life was largely defined by drug addiction. To some, Maddie was just a junkie —…

Skeptical of Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Dependence? Read This

Mark Parrino, the president of American Association for the Treatment of Opioid Dependence, wrote a compelling article promoting the use of Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) to curb the opioid epidemic. Perhaps…

Three Quotable Takeaways from the Most Compelling Opioid Treatment Video Running Today

Advocates for Opioid Recovery recently released an intriguing video called, “Rewriting the Prescription on Opioid Treatment.” The short film produced by the non-profit organization strongly advocates for the expansion of…

WATCH: NBC News Covers Opioid Education and Prevention Campaign

NBC TODAY unveils the new public health campaign aimed at America’s youth in a riveting news segment June 7. Cynthia McFadden reports that more than 2 million people are dependent…

Prescribed to Death Memorial Humanizes the Opioid Crisis, Provides Educational Tools to Curb Misuse

Startling facts — presented by the National Safety Council’s “Stop Everyday Killers” educational campaign — highlight the alarming reality that according to a recent NSC survey, one in four Americans…

Alabama Treatment Center Soars Outside their Normal Routine to Reach Victims of the Opioid Epidemic

Flying as high as a kite in the open air must be quite a liberating experience. The same sentiment is felt by victims of opioid abuse who undergo effective treatment…

New Season Expands in Mississippi to Better Serve Patients Affected by Opioid Misuse

“Be bold: speak out to prevent opioid addiction. Be brave: share how you recovered from opioid addiction. Be better: find out about treatment options.” The slogan cited above for the…

New Season Helps Pry Open the “Deep Claws and Deep Teeth” of Addiction

“Heroin,” a Memphis, Tenn., firefighter said, “has deep claws and deep teeth.” Lt. Jason Berry said he and his crew “can’t even put an approximate number on the [overdose] calls…