June 5, 2018

Narcan Training Offered to Officers Through Hospital Grant

BUTLER, Ala. (WTOK) – The opioid epidemic is on pace to claim over 500,000 lives over the next decade. But, a new tool in the hands […]
May 31, 2018

Mother Speaks Out About Alabama’s Opioid Crisis in Honor of Late Son

(WIAT) – Its a promise made the day Aaron Brawley was laid to rest, with memories from his family now on a Facebook page in his […]
May 30, 2018

Grant will pay for emergency opioid treatment in Alabama — but then what?

First responders around the state will get a naloxone auto-injector aimed at stopping opioid overdoses under a grant announced Wednesday. But after the three-year grant from […]
May 29, 2018

Decatur Police officers supplied Narcan to help combat opioid overdoses

DECATUR, Ala. – Select officers with the Decatur Police Department are going to be able to help save lives in the event of an opioid overdose. […]
May 23, 2018

Alabama Pharmacists See Jump in Lifesaving Opioid Overdose Reversal Use

It started as an ordinary day last October when Joe Jones unexpectedly saved a life at his pharmacy in the Roebuck neighborhood of Birmingham. A customer […]
March 15, 2018

ERs Report Opioid Overdoses Jumped 30 Percent in One Year

Hospital emergency rooms reported a 30 percent jump in opioid overdoses between the third quarter of 2016 and the third quarter of 2017, according to NPR. The […]
March 14, 2018

Cocaine Deaths on the Rise Among Black Americans

Cocaine deaths are increasing, particularly among non-Hispanic black Americans, The New York Times reports. Cocaine, the number-two killer among illegal drugs, claims the lives of more black Americans […]
March 14, 2018

Growing Number of Children End Up in ICU After Overdosing on Opioids

A new study finds a significant and steady increase in the number of children in the United States who are admitted to pediatric intensive care units […]
March 7, 2018

FDA to Allow Drug Companies to Sell Wider Range of Opioid Addiction Treatments

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will allow drug companies to sell medications that reduce opioid cravings, even if they do not fully stop addiction, The New […]