OVERDOSE DEATHS

Ren in Drug Addiction
October 18, 2018

The Dwindling Spiral of Addiction—What Happens When Addicts Don’t Get Help

Drug and alcohol addiction is a growing problem, a crippling health epidemic that has expanded across all aspects and areas of American health and life.

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Karen in National News
August 30, 2018

A Counterattack on America’s Opioid Epidemic Rumbles to Life

Across America, families are struggling and suffering from the effects of our opioid epidemic. Losses show up in the deaths of our loved ones and an astronomical financial burden. But now, we are seeing signs that our national counterefforts are starting to produce results.

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Karen in Prescription drug abuse
August 23, 2018

In California, A Coroner’s Letter Changes How Doctors Prescribe Opioids

It seems like a small thing, just letters from a county coroner to 388 California medical doctors, telling them that one of their patients died from a prescription drug overdose. But this simple step subsequently reduced the number of opioid prescriptions handed out by these doctors. Overcoming our opioid epidemic is going to take many of these small steps.

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Karen in Prescription drugs
January 16, 2018

The Birth of a Drug-Addled Nation

How did America get to the point of losing 64,000 Americans to drug overdoses in one year? We’ve traveled a long road to get to this point and in truth, most people haven’t even noticed the journey.

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Karen in Drug Prevention
November 15, 2017

Rural Areas No Longer Immune to Drug Overdose Threat

A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reveals that rural areas are no longer safe havens from drug overdose death because the rate of OD deaths in rural areas has just surpassed the rate in cities.

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Karen in Drug overdoses
November 14, 2017

Have Overdose Deaths Finally Maxed Out?

Many people are waiting for the day when drug overdose deaths max out and begin to decline. Have we reached that point yet? Not even close.

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Karen in Drug Use
March 11, 2014

Polydrug Use is a Killer, According to the Florida Medical Examiners

Every year, the medical examiners of Florida issue a report on the drugs found in the bodies of people who died in this state. They also delineate which people died with one or more drugs being the causative factor.

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