opioid overdose

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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children opioid epidemic,
July 18, 2019

Children: Invisible Victims of the Opioid Epidemic

Children often bear the brunt of their parents’ mistakes, and we’re learning that the opioid addiction crisis is no exception to this…

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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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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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Opioid Overdoses Increase in 2018
March 12, 2018

Opioid Overdoses Increase in 2018

In a bit of expected yet unwelcome news, opioid overdoses have risen in the United States. Despite all the hand wringing from…

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American Opioid Overdoses Rise in 2018

Opioid Overdoses Rise…Again

In a bit of expected yet unwelcome news, opioid overdoses have risen in the United States. Despite all the hand wringing from…

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Opioid Addiction in the United States Creates Decline in National Life Expectancy
January 22, 2018

Opioid Addiction in the United States Leads to Second Straight Decline in National Life Expectancy

There has never been a richer civilization than the United States of America. A nation in which anything is supposed to be…

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Opioid addiction in the US
November 1, 2017

The Treatment Gap: A Look at Why So Many People Aren’t Getting Help for Opioid Addiction in the US

Last year marked another landmark year for opioid fatalities. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that over 50,000 people died…

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CDC Reports Opioid Prescribing Rates Down Consistently Since 2010...Really?
July 10, 2017

CDC Reports Opioid Prescribing Rates Down Consistently Since 2010…Really?

There is a strange new conversation to be had among addiction treatment professionals, lawmakers, prevention advocates and anyone else with a stake…

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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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Recovery Unplugged Treatment Center Opioid Addiction: The New American Reality
February 13, 2017

Opioid Addiction: The New American Reality

Officials in Louisville. Kentucky recently reported a significant spike in opioid-related drug overdoses, citing 52 incidents in a 32-hour period, a considerable increase from the average of 22 per day that Louisville’s Metro Emergency Services handled last year. Although the state of Kentucky has been front and center in the fight against prescription painkiller addiction, these numbers are of great concern even to those most familiar with the problem. Officials at local and regional hospitals have accepted this rampant addiction as a new reality. There were 695 overdose cases through the first month of 2017, a 33 percent increase from last year….

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Recovery Unplugged Treatment Center The Escalating Impact of Fentanyl
January 5, 2017

The Escalating Impact of Fentanyl

It’s a drug that many believe will be the dominant substance abuse threat of 2017. It has already contributed to a prodigious rise in the already staggering rates of heroin and opioid overdose in the United States. It’s one of the most powerful opioid narcotics known to clinicians, law enforcement and prevention advocates. It was present in Prince’s highly publicized autopsy. It’s called fentanyl, and it’s claiming the lives of more and more Americans each month. Over the past few years, fentanyl has emerged as an increasingly urgent drug threat and its effects have been reported more and more by local and national media outlets as its bodycount increases….

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Fentanyl Addiction Treatment in South Florida
January 5, 2016

Fentanyl Rapidly Becoming Nation’s Most Urgent Drug Threat

It’s a drug that many believe will be the dominant substance abuse threat of 2017. It has already contributed to a prodigious…

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