Prescription Painkillers

Prescription painkillers can be just as dangerous and addictive as illicit drugs. Commonly abused prescription pills include:
  • OxyContin
  • Tramadol
  • Percocet
  • Fentanyl
  • Vicodin
  • Dolophine
Learn about the dangers of abusing medications and how to reach out for help.
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

Addiction 101: What It Is and How to Talk About It

There are countless misconceptions about addiction and those who struggle with it. Learn what addiction is, how to recognize it, and what you can do to help.
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.
Opioids

A Safe Guide to Pain Management if Your Doctor Prescribes You Opioids

In many cases, prescription painkillers may lead to addiction in some cases. It is important that you know how to safeguard yourself against addiction.
Opioids

5 Things to Know About the Opioid Bill

President Trump, who labeled the opioid epidemic a national emergency earlier this year, recently signed the bill ⎼ the SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act ⎼ into law. Below are five important components of this law and how they can impact addiction and treatment.
Drug Addiction

Athletes and Prescription Pills: The Drug Crisis Impacting America

Opioid addiction is becoming increasingly common among high school and college athletes. Find out why and what you can do to protect yourself from prescription pill abuse.
Opioids

San Francisco Takes Fight Against Opioid Epidemic to the Streets

The city of San Francisco will begin distributing medications that combat opioid withdrawal to those suffering from addiction on the streets. Learn more about how this could impact the opioid epidemic.
Drug Addiction

4 Deadly Drug and Alcohol Combinations

Alcohol is a danger in itself but can be especially lethal when mixed with certain drugs. Learn about drug and alcohol combinations to avoid at all costs.
Drug Addiction

Drug Overdoses and the 911 Good Samaritan Law

In the case of a drug overdose, as with many medical emergencies, a matter of minutes can make all the difference between life and death. Yet, many people delay calling 911, or sometimes don’t call at all. And it’s not just drug dealers or complete strangers who are hesitating to call ⎼ it is parents, friends, loved ones. It is the individual overdosing. Not because they don’t care, but because they’re afraid of the repercussions.
Teens

What Parents Need to Know About Teens and Opioids

Opioid overdoses occur regardless of age. Learn how to recognize the signs of addiction and how to communicate with your teens about the dangers of drug abuse.
Opioids

Baby Boomers and Millennials Are Driving The Opioid Crisis

The opioid epidemic has impacted over 2.5 million users and their families. Learn about two generations that have been particularly hard-hit: Baby Boomers and Millennials.