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Bleak New Estimates in Drug Epidemic: A Record 72,000 Overdose Deaths in 2017

Fentanyl is a big culprit, but there are also encouraging signs from states that have prioritized public health campaigns and addiction treatment.

Overdose Reversal Toolkit

In 2016, there were more than 63,600 drug overdose deaths in the United States, of which more than 42,000 involved opioids. Preliminary data released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) puts the 2017 figure at a staggering

Opioid Overdose Prevention 101

Opioid overdose continues to be a major public health problem in the United States. It has contributed significantly to overdose deaths among those who use or misuse illicit and prescription opioids. In fact, all U.S. overdose deaths involving opioids (i.e.,

Increasing Deaths from Drug Overdoes in the United States (NCHS Data Brief)

Download full report. The rates of drug overdose deaths continued to increase. In 2016, the age-adjusted rate of drug overdose deaths (19.8 per 100,000) was more than three times the rate in 1999 (6.1). Rates increased for both males (from

August 31st is National Overdose Prevention Day

This Friday is International Overdose Prevention Day. Help yourself and your loved ones stay informed with these facts and prevention tips from Overdose Facts In 2016, there were more than 63,600 drug overdose deaths in the United States, of

Opioid help outreach gets rolling

VALATIE–Town Supervisor Pat Grattan announced at the May 7 Kinderhook Town Board meeting that Twin County Recovery Services has opened a Greener Pathways opioid addiction response mobile site in the Valatie Medical Arts (VMA) building in the Village of Valatie.

Rethinking How We Police Addiction

The Chatham Police have successfully helped over 170 people get into rehab.

Not My Son

Opioid Epidemic can affect everyone, listen to Eric Boling’s heartbreaking story about his son’s overdose.

America’s workforce is Paying a Huge Price For The Opioid Epidemic

America’s opioid and heroin crisis was declared a national public health emergency last month. The epidemic claimed 64,000 lives last year – more than car accidents or guns. Opiate-related overdoses are now the leading cause of death for Americans under

Fentanyl, heroin and painkillers prompt surge in opioid deaths in New York

The rise of the deadly synthetic opioid fentanyl is partially responsible for a newly reported spike in overdose deaths in Westchester County and other New York communities last year.