accidental overdose

lunesta and alcohol
December 30, 2019

What Happens When You Mix Lunesta and Alcohol?

Across the United States, about 60 million people struggle with chronic sleeplessness, or insomnia– and many of them use Lunesta. A sedative-hypnotic…

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Kyle Pavone dead at 28
August 25, 2018

We Came as Romans Vocalist Kyle Pavone Dead at 28

Recovery Unplugged is saddened to report the sudden and tragic loss of Kyle Pavone, the voice of American metalcore band We Came…

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American overdose reach over 72000 in 2017.
August 16, 2018

American Overdose Deaths Reach Another Record High in 2017

It’s the news no one wanted to hear but many knew was coming. Preliminary data on American overdose deaths has yielded a…

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Synthetic Marijuana Making a Comeback
May 31, 2018

K2 Part 2: Synthetic Marijuana Overdoses Making a Comeback

Last week more than 25 people were hospitalized in Brooklyn after they had apparently overdosed on K2, a form of synthetic marijuana…

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Cranberries Singer Dolores O’Riordan Dies at 46
January 15, 2018

Cranberries Singer Dolores O’Riordan Dies at 46

International music star and former lead singer of 90’s rock fixtures The Cranberries, Dolores O’Riordan, died suddenly today of causes yet to…

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August 18, 2017

Is It Time for Individual States to Take a More Active Role in Overdose Prevention?

In 2015 New Jersey saw 1,587 deaths from drug overdose, a 21 percent increase from the year prior. That same year, a…

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Drug Overdose
June 8, 2017

Drug Overdose Now the Leading Cause of Death for Americans Under 50

The Office of the Attorney General reports that fatal drug overdose rates hit a new high in 2016. They also report that…

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Recovery Unplugged Treatment Center Drug Overdose Deaths Expected to Hit Record Highs for Third Straight Year

Drug Overdose Deaths Expected to Hit Record Highs for Third Straight Year

In 2014, over 47,000 Americans died from drug overdose. This shocking and tragic figure dealt a hard blow to the morale of…

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Will Fentanyl Dealers Start Seeing More Accountability for Overdose Deaths?
April 13, 2017

Will Fentanyl Dealers Start Seeing More Accountability for Overdose Deaths?

A Rhode Island woman was recently sentenced to 20 years in prison for second-degree murder after she sold another woman fentanyl causing…

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Synthetic Drugs and Their Impact
October 12, 2016

A Lesser-Discussed Threat: Synthetic Drugs and Their Impact

By now we’re all aware of the widespread devastation caused by heroin and prescription opioids. If we haven’t experienced it in our own personal lives, we’ve heard second-hand accounts of people whose lives were destroyed by these two addiction threats. As heroin and painkillers continues to dominate whatever infrequent national conversation exists regarding addiction and substance abuse treatment, other significant substance abuse issues are getting a dangerously little amount of attention. One example of this is synthetic drug abuse. As more and more Texans, and Americans in general, fall victim to these dangerous drugs, solutions continue to emerge at a snail’s pace, if at all….

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September 8, 2016

Recovery Unplugged Medical Director Featured in TMA Article

Earlier this month, Recovery Unplugged Texas’ very own Dr. Carlos Tirado weighed on the availability and accessibility of naloxone (Narcan) in an…

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International Overdose Awareness Day
August 31, 2016

Recovery Unplugged Observes International Overdose Awareness Day

On this day, August 31, 2016, Recovery Unplugged would like to recognize the countless victims of drug overdose as well as their loved ones by observing International Overdose Awareness Day. We invite all to participant in whatever capacity possible in an effort raise awareness regarding this alarming and pervasive public health issue. International Overdose Day was established to raise awareness of overdose and reduce the stigma of a drug-related death. It also acknowledges the grief felt by families and friends remembering those who have met with death or permanent injury as a result of drug overdose. The event is now in its 15th year….

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August 18, 2016

Get Involved In International Overdose Awareness Day

August 31 will mark the 15th annual International Overdose Awareness Day. The event was established to raise awareness of overdose and reduce…

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Recovery Unplugged Treatment Center Warning Signs of a Drug Overdose
August 29, 2013

Warning Signs of a Drug Overdose

When you suspect a friend or loved one has overdosed on drugs it can be a very scary experience. In such a tense situation, it is easy to panic and be slow to make split-second decisions that can potentially save that person’s life. This is why it is very important to know the warning signs of drug overdose and know what steps to take to get that person medical assistance. First of all, if you notice any of the following symptoms, you should immediately call 911, as every second is precious. If you are unable to call, take that person to the closest medical facility. If the person refuses to go to a medical facility, seek help from a police officer or trained professional who can help to convince them. Symptoms such as sleepiness, dizziness and confusion can be an early warning sign. Check the person for an irregular pulse, high blood pressure or body temperature. They may also have red skin and be very sweaty. There are also more serious indicators such as chest pain and vomiting, especially if they are vomiting blood….

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