What causes opioid addiction, and why is it so tough to combat? – Mike Davis
What Makes Opioid Addiction So Difficult to Fight?
Starting with the 1980s and 1990s, pharmaceutical companies in the United States started pushing opioid painkillers into the market, giving little weight to their addictive potential. As a result, opioids started being prescribed more and more, which resulted in higher addiction rates across the country. This snowballed into a full-blown epidemic, one that continues to this day. Learn about the opioid crisis from famous historian and writer Mike Davis.
Parents, here are tips to save your teens from fentanyl
Pediatricians like me aren’t used to our patients dying. Most children and teens are healthy and thrive, and although some might experiment with drugs, teen overdoses are relatively uncommon. A rising threat, however, is forcing all of us – especially parents – to grapple with a new reality.
The Zheng drug trafficking organization was hardly clandestine. The Shanghai-based network sold synthetic narcotics, including deadly fentanyl, on websites posted in 35 languages, from Arabic and English to Icelandic..
WASHINGTON — Fentanyl, a super potent synthetic opioid at the center of a new overdose epidemic, is presenting uniquely vexing challenges for law enforcement officials because it’s so deadly, so versatile and so profitable.
It’s a statistic that crops up from time to time on the news networks, or in a special magazine issue, usually quickly followed by more stories about politics or the latest celebrity news. 64,000people. It’s a horric number, and too…
Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) are a significant risk factor for substance use disorders and can impact
prevention efforts. Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) are stressful or traumatic events, including abuse and..
What Is OxyContin?
OxyContin is a branded formulation of the powerful opioid painkiller, oxycodone. It is prescribed to manage cases of
A heartbreaking story from mother Tammy Chowdhury urging families to protect their children from the risk of opioid overdose:
H.R. 6, the Substance Use-Disorder Prevention that Promotes Opioid Recovery and Treatment (SUPPORT) for Patients and Communities Act, is a bipartisan bill that will help in our overall efforts to combat the opioid crisis by advancing treatment and recovery initiatives, improving prevention, protecting our communities, and bolstering our efforts to fight deadly illicit synthetic drugs like fentanyl.
Guardian reporter Chris McGreal writes about the country’s opioid crisis in the new book ‘American Overdose,’ and he joins Morning Joe to discuss his extensive reporting.
Two key ingredients came together for Shannon McCarty to get off drugs in late 2017: connections and timing.”The police showed up because they said they got a call that we were shooting up in the car,” Shannon said.
Everett police officer, Inci Yarkut walked up to the window of the car where Shannon was living.