Anti-overdose medications, like Narcan, can give someone a second chance. Naloxone saved more than 26,500 lives between 1996 and 2014.
The relationship between drugs and gun violence is a very complex one. Because both are serious problems facing American society it is critical that we seek to understand their interaction and try to identify possible solutions. Lives depend on it.
Cigarettes and opioids act similarly in stimulating the brain and altering its function. When smoked, cigarettes release addictive chemicals that make you feel good. Once the brain detects the drug, it produces natural opioids, as well as an overabundance of dopamine, which is what produces a pleasurable feeling.
There is a tendency to believe alcohol is ok, not dangerous, and an acceptable form of relaxation, but alcohol is actually the deadliest drug of all.
You’re sober now, and you don't want to relapse and be stuck in your addiction once again. What will get you to a good place again?
Sept. 16 through 24 is officially Prescription Heroin and Opioid Awareness Week. Read how President Obama is addressing heroin and opioid addiction.
College football season can bring forth many temptations for those recovering from a drug or alcohol addiction to break their sobriety.
Opioid overdoses are the leading cause of injury-related deaths. Find out how Macklemore and the White House are fighting the nation's opioid epidemic.