The Opioid Epidemic from 2 Different Viewpoints

The Opioid Epidemic from Two Different Viewpoints: The Living and The Dead

Credit: M. Scott Brauer for The New York Times There’s more than one way to tell a story, especially when that story is the opioid epidemic ravaging the nation. STAT, an online publication owned by Boston Globe Media, took a look at the death toll of the opioid crisis by searching Legacy.com and other sources … Continued

Obama and Macklemore

Macklemore Helps Obama Tackle Opioid Epidemic Awareness

Grammy award-winning rapper Macklemore and President Barack Obama teamed up last weekend to talk about the national opioid addiction crisis by calling for Congress to increase funding for addiction treatment. The president invited the addiction and recovery advocate to the presidential weekly address to talk from a personal standpoint about the seriousness of drug addiction … Continued

Seniors and Substance Abuse

Seniors and Substance Abuse: A Growing Problem

By Madeehah S. A problem once believed to only affect younger adults, opioid addiction is now increasing at a startling rate within the nation’s elderly community. There were 55 million opioid prescriptions written last year alone for people 65 and older. This marked a 20 percent increase seen over the past five years, according to … Continued

Is Instagram a Gateway to Drugs?

Is Instagram a Gateway to drugs?

Amidst the hordes of carefully posed selfies and the countless stunning pictures of exotic destinations, Instagram has now become the home to numerous drug dealers who are using the social media platform, most common among youth, as their online shop. Showcasing pictures of piles of cocaine, cups of “lean” or Codeine syrup, and their most … Continued

President Obama addressed the opiate epidemic plaguing America

Obama Holds Conference on the Nation’s Growing Opioid Problem

President Obama addressed the opiate epidemic plaguing America on Wednesday at a press conference in West Virginia, the state with the most drug overdose deaths in the nation. “This crisis is taking lives. It’s destroying families; it’s shattering communities all across the country,” he said to a packed room of people, many of whom have been … Continued