Opioids

Learn about how the opioid epidemic is affecting countless lives and how you or your loved one can seek help.

Opioids

What is Tianeptine? Side Effects, Risks, and Addiction

People are using tianeptine or "gas station heroin" to reduce depression and improve brain function. Find out the risks of this dietary supplement.
Opioids

Fentanyl 101: What You Need to Know

Fentanyl is one of the most powerful and deadly substances of the opioid class and has been linked to numerous fatal overdoses in recent years. Read on to learn more about fentanyl addiction, the side effects of fentanyl, and the possibility of a fentanyl overdose.
Opioids

How to Tell If Someone Is Addicted to Heroin

Recognizing the signs of heroin addiction is not always easy. These are some red flags to look out for.
Opioids

Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT): Everything You Need to Know

MAT can be a life-saving tool to support the treatment of opioid or alcohol addiction. Learn which medication is right for you.
Opioids

What Happens During an Opioid Overdose?

Due to the rise in fentanyl, opioid overdoses are happening at a higher rate. Learn overdose signs and how using Narcan can save a life.
Drug Addiction

­­Is Toxic Hockey Culture Pushing Athletes Toward Substance Abuse?

Hockey is a highly physical sport with many pro players relying on painkillers to cope with injuries, often leading to drug abuse. Read why.
Drug Addiction

The Truth About Surviving A Drug Overdose

Opioid overdoses aren't always deadly. Learn about the severe consequences that overdose survivors often face.
Drug Addiction

Officials Implement New Opioid Addiction Treatment Initiatives

The opioid epidemic affects about 2 million people in the United States. Here's how some states are using buprenorphine to help save the lives of those affected by opioid addiction.
Opioids

10 Deadliest States for Drug Overdoses

Alcohol and drug addiction affect over 23.5 million Americans. Learn which states have been impacted most.
Opioids

Infographic: Prescription Drug Misuse

Prescription drug misuse is more common than you think. Learn which prescriptions are abused most and their dangerous side effects.
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Drug Users Outnumber High School Students by 50 Percent

The opioid crisis has spread nationwide. In San Francisco, the effects are so severe that there are more drug users than high school students.
Drug Addiction

From Schools to Local Parks, Nowhere is Safe from the Opioid Crisis

The opioid epidemic is putting the public at risk of being exposed to powerful drugs and contracting diseases such as hepatitis and HIV. Learn how and what community leaders are doing about it.