Drug Abuse

5 Reasons to Watch the New PBS Series Addiction

Here are five reasons you should watch the revealing new PBS series Addiction.

It will shock you. It will educate you. It will give you hope. On October 17th, the new PBS series Addiction premiers – and it could very well change your life. Not only will you hear first-hand stories from people struggling with addiction, you’ll also learn about cutting-edge work of dedicated doctors and scientists who are determined […]

Fentanyl Seizures Around the U.S. Skyrocket 

Record-setting seizures of fentanyl prove this deadly drug is still on the rise.

Fentanyl. Two milligrams of this stuff can kill an adult. That’s less than a pinch of salt. Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid that’s up to 50 times more powerful than heroin. In recent years, fentanyl has become more prevalent across the nation, adding to the already staggering death toll of the opioid epidemic. Its increasing presence is easily seen […]

Overdoses Happen…Even at Treatment Facilities

Treatment centers aren't immune to on-site drug abuse and overdoses.

More than 64,000 Americans died from drug overdoses in 2016, according to data from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention – a number double what it was a decade ago. And while overdoses can occur anywhere, sometimes they happen where you’d least expect…like inside a treatment facility. It’s More Common Than You Think A Sarasota facility recently made headlines when eight […]

This Philosopher Says Addiction Stigma Prevents Recovery

Unfounded stigmas and stereotypes can block access to addiction treatment.

Thousands of people are unnecessarily dying because we misinterpret how those struggling with addiction think, according to a philosopher, German Lopez. After a year of reporting on the crisis, Lopez claims the stigma against addiction “is the single biggest reason America is failing in its response to the opioid epidemic,” and to overcome that stigma, […]

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