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 […]
June 5, 2018

Two People Found Unresponsive in Florence of Possible Opioid Overdose

  WAAY 31 obtained exclusive dash cam and body cam footage of Florence Police officers trying to save the lives of two people who they said […]
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 […]