drug overdose

DEA National Takeback Day Helps Curb Prescription Drug Addiction
April 15, 2020

Drug Take-Back Day Postponed Due to COVID-19

Every six months, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) hosts the National Take-Back Initiative, an event to promote the safe disposal of prescription…

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Substance Abuse Treatment
March 27, 2020

Why Treatment is Essential During a Pandemic

By now, the majority of people in the United States are currently practicing some form of social distancing or self-quarantine. With the…

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Overdose Prevention and Addiction Treatment
January 4, 2020

What to Do When Someone Overdoses

It’s a thought that everyone impacted by addiction has had before. What do you do when someone overdoses? Worse yet, what is…

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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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Overdose Prevention
December 23, 2019

My Loved One Overdosed, Now What?

Experiencing your loved one suffer an overdose can be terrifying and unexpected. What’s the proper way to respond to the situation? How…

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Lil' Peep Wrongful Death can mean changes for addiction in the music industry.
October 29, 2019

Lil Peep Lawsuit Can Have Serious Impact on Drug Use in the Music Industry

It’s been over two years since rapper Lil Peep died from drug overdose. His mother is now suing his management in a…

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Vaping Deaths from Lung Disease are on the Rise
September 9, 2019

Vaping Deaths Rise as CDC Says Stop

Vaping deaths are on the rise as a lung disease that’s affected over 450 Americans claimed its fifth casualty this past Friday…

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Drug overdoses decline for the first time in nearly 30 years.
August 5, 2019

Fatal Drug Overdoses Decline for the First Time in 30 Years

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC reports that there were around 68,557 drug overdose fatalities in the United States in…

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Chris Cornell's wife is determined to help families avoid being needlessly torn apart by drug addiction.
February 27, 2019

Chris Cornell’s Widow Addresses Congress about Rocker’s Suicide and American Drug Addiction

Chris Cornell’s voice, arguably one of the most distinct and powerful in modern music, was tragically silenced in May 2017 after the…

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Cooperation between ERs and Treatment Centers
February 22, 2019

The Disconnect: Can Better Cooperation between ERs and Treatment Centers Improve Odds for Drug Overdose Survivors?

So many have us have been there: it’s 3:30 in the morning and we get a frantic call or text telling us…

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Strips to Prevent Fentanyl Overdose Being Proposed
January 7, 2019

Testing Strips to Prevent Fentanyl Overdose: Getting Smart or Giving Up?

Fentanyl overdose has been one of the primary contributors to the alarming and tragic uptick in overall drug-related deaths in the United…

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September 7, 2018

Mac Miller Dead of An Apparent Overdose

Mac Miller was found dead in his San Fernando Valley home just hours ago from an apparent overdose. A friend called the…

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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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Contaminated Molly a growing threat to users.
August 14, 2018

Contaminated Molly Reinforces Dangers of Designer Drugs

Last Sunday, police in the UK issued a regional warning after a batch contaminated molly (MDMA) sent a group of teenage girls…

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Drug Addiction Affecting Practically All Americans
June 4, 2018

Nearly Every American Dealing with Drug Addiction in some form, Pew Report Says

It’s official: drug addiction now impacts practically every American in some way. We often say that drug abuse is everyone’s problem; 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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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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August 9, 2017

Nashville Mayor Mourns Son after Drug Overdose Death

Last month Nashville Mayor Megan Barry lost her son, Max to drug overdose. In the weeks since suffering this incomprehensible tragedy, she…

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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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