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CVS Limits Opioid Prescriptions to 7 Days

(CNN) In a new effort to tackle the deadly opioid addiction crisis in the United States, pharmacy giant CVS announced Friday that it will limit opioid prescriptions to seven days for certain conditions. This restriction will apply to patients who are new to pain...

Trump to Hold Briefing on Opioid Crisis Tuesday

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. — With the opioid crisis intensifying and dozens of Americans dying of drug overdoses each day, President Trump plans to hold “a major briefing” on the issue with top administration officials at his private golf club on Tuesday afternoon. A White...

U.S. to Crack Down on Opioid Treatment Programs

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions will unveil this week a major crackdown on healthcare fraud involving opioid treatment programs, Bloomberg News reported on Wednesday, citing two people familiar with the matter. The Justice Department...

Ohio County Now Tops U.S. in Overdose Deaths

‘Mass-Casualty Event’: Ohio County Now Tops U.S. in Overdose Deaths by Jacob Soboroff DAYTON, Ohio — Officials in Montgomery County, Ohio, blame America’s opioid crisis for an ignoble title: the overdose capital of America. “We’re on a pace to have...

Gov. Hogan declares state of emergency in heroin epidemic

ANNAPOLIS, M.d. – Governor Larry Hogan declared a state of emergency in response to the heroin epidemic in Maryland. Hogan made the announcement at the Maryland Emergency Management Agency Wednesday. He discussed Maryland’s recent efforts to combat opioid...

Why We ‘Self-Medicate’ Our Own Depression or Anxiety

By Dr. Tian Dayton This is mental health awareness month. Which means, in my experience, that it is still, to some extent at least, alcohol awareness month. Many people who suffer with undiagnosed depression or anxiety reach for alcohol or drugs to calm their nerves...

Drug OD deaths nearly tripled since 1999, CDC says

Drug overdose deaths have nearly tripled in the United States since 1999, with whites and middle-aged Americans bearing much of the brunt, a new government report shows. More than 16 out of every 100,000 Americans died of a drug overdose in 2015, compared to just over...

Michael Lohan Fights to Help Drug Addicts

Lindsay Lohan’s father, Michael Lohan, thinks drug addicts should be forced to take opiate-blocking drugs. In a letter to President Trump’s personal lawyer Michael Cohen, Lohan — a recovering addict and a counselor with the Long Island Teen Challenge rehabilitation...

Substance Abuse and Addiction Health Center

Benzodiazepine Abuse Overview Benzodiazepines are a type of medication known as tranquilizers. Familiar names include Valium and Xanax. They are some of the most commonly prescribed medications in the United States. When people without prescriptions obtain and take...

New Year Drunkalogue

By Kim Wilson I remember as a little girl waking up on the morning after my parents had a party the night before. I was usually in the company my elder brother and two boys of close family friends. The four of us (while parents still slept) would smoke the stumped-out...

The Surprising Path From Student Athlete to Heroin Addict

When Robert King was a high school wrestler, he broke his foot and doctors prescribed him Percocet to help ease the pain. But he became addicted to the pain medication, and within a few years he moved on to a cheaper alternative: heroin. “Once I started taking...

Five more heroin overdoses in Delray brings October total to 88

DELRAY BEACH — The surge in heroin overdoses throughout the city in October continued Halloween weekend with five overdoses, bringing the monthly total to 88. That number tops the previous record high by 22 overdoses. READ MORE   For more information contact Vivitrol...