Category: overdose

Surprising Overdose Death Statistics

Surprising Overdose Death Statistics

Overdose deaths in America are on the rise year-over-year. The numbers may seem overwhelming, but there’s an underlying logic to why addiction is so out-of-control in the US. There’s a tendency for people who have never experienced addiction to blame …

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College Opioid Overdose

Narcan Nasal Spray: Drug Designed to “Reverse” Opioid Overdoses

Colleges are beginning to supply Narcan Nasal Spray, the drug that is designed to “reverse” opioid overdoses. Opioid overdoses killed roughly 4,000 Americans between the ages of 15-24 in 2016, according to the Politico article which reported on the topic. …

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Drug Overdosed and Death

69-year-old Mother Died after Cleaning up the Bathroom Where her Son Fatally Overdosed

According to the New York Post, a 69-year-old mother in New York died after cleaning up the bathroom where her son fatally overdosed. Authorities believe she may have come in contact with a highly toxic substance while cleaning up her …

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Older American's Struggling Opioid Addiction

Older American’s also Struggling with Opioid Addiction

Although the media is teeming with coverage of the heroin epidemic impacting our nation’s youth, little attention is pain to the impact of opioids on the older population. It is no surprise to those of us in the addiction field …

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FDA Announces Enhanced Warnings for Opioid Pain Medications

FDA Announces Enhanced Warnings for Opioid Pain Medications

FDA announces enhanced warnings for immediate-release opioid pain medications related to risks of misuse, abuse, addiction, overdose and death New safety warnings also added to all prescription opioid medications to inform prescribers and patients of additional risks related to opioid …

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Drug Overdose Awareness - Lamar Odom Hospitalized

Drug Overdose Awareness – Lamar Odom Hospitalized

Reported in E! News that Lamar Odom had taken a combination of drugs over several days of partying, which resulted in an overdose. This type of tragedy can happen to anyone who does not get help with their drug addiction and …

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How Naloxone Saved a Life from Opioid Overdose

How Naloxone Saved a Life from Opioid Overdose

Opioid Overdose can happen quickly and the use of Naloxone has saved people from dying. The article posted in the Huff Post Health Living Section talks about how Naloxone saved a young woman’s life who was experiencing an overdose from …

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News: CVS To Sell Overdose Reversal Drug Without A Prescription In 12 More States

News: CVS To Sell Overdose Reversal Drug Without A Prescription In 12 More States

The following news story is from the Huffington Post, read the except here and click the link below to read the full story about CVS working to save lives: “At CVS pharmacies in 12 states, friends and family members of …

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Rise in Overdoses

People are starting to notice a problem. It’s hard not to notice the “heroin crisis,” when celebrities like Philip Seymour Hoffman overdose. It’s hard for parents to ignore when news reports tell us that high school students are helping each …

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It’s Not Too Late

AToN Center grieves the loss of yet another life as a result of an ongoing battle with addiction. Actor Cory Monteith died from a lethal combination of heroin and alcohol, it was revealed on Monday. The Glee actor, who was …

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