June 22, 2018

Bradley Byrne: Fighting the opioid epidemic

For too long, a problem of epic proportion has been growing outside of the headlines in the United States: the opioid epidemic. The reality is that […]
June 20, 2018

Beyond Opioids: How A Family Came Together To Stay Together

For most of her childhood, growing up in southeastern Pennsylvania, Kelly Zimmerman felt alone and anxious. She despaired when her mother was depressed or working late […]
June 20, 2018

Free Naloxone Clinic Successful, But More Work Needed to Combat Opioid Crisis

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — According to the Jefferson County Coroner’s Office, 31 people have died from heroin overdoses, and 18 have died from Fentanyl overdoses just this year. […]
June 19, 2018

Common Issues Men Face in Early Recovery

In the early stages of addiction, men face a number of barriers and obstacles that keep them from getting the help they need. The cultural expectations […]
June 19, 2018

Protecting Your Family: Opioid Addiction, Overdoses and Recovery

Madison County experienced 75 opioid-related deaths in 2017. That’s one every five days. On Tuesday morning, Mr. Webster came in to give you even more information […]
June 15, 2018

Federal Funding to Combat Opioid Crisis

  Birmingham, Ala. — March 25, 2018– According to the Associated Press, the $1.3 trillion budget appropriation President Trump signed on Friday includes $4.6 billion that will […]
June 13, 2018

Doctors are Prescribing Fewer Addictive Painkillers, But Narcan Use Continues to Rise

Prescriptions for addictive painkillers have gone down in all 50 states. However prescriptions for the drug that can reverse opioid overdoses reached a record high the […]
June 11, 2018

Opinion: The opioid crisis has not hit Montgomery — yet

Five decades ago, this country was involved in a war in Vietnam that, over the span of 10 years, cost us the lives of over 58,000 Americans. […]
June 7, 2018

Narcan Opioid Overdose Spray Is Now Stocked By All Walgreens Pharmacies

It has the power to save lives by targeting opioid overdoses — something that kills more than 140 Americans every day. And now Narcan, the nasal […]