August 30, 2018

Narcan Training Is Like An Insurance Policy

  By Tom Smith  FLORENCE — Police officers often are the first to find individuals who have overdosed on heroin or opioids.  “That happens more frequently […]
August 27, 2018

My Smart Dose – Substance Abuse Prevention Campaign

PRESS RELEASE MY SMART DOSE                   New ADMH Campaign Offers Preventive Information on Prescription Drug Abuse Every day […]
August 20, 2018

A Closer Look at How the Opioid Epidemic Affects Employment

  By Janet Currie and Molly Schnell The toll that the opioid epidemic has taken on the United States is undeniable. On average, 115 Americans die […]
August 17, 2018

Taraji P. Henson Creates Foundation to Honor Her Late Father Who Battled Mental Health Issues

BY JULIE JORDAN Taraji P. Henson is on a mission. In hopes of eradicating the stigma surrounding mental health in African-American communities, the actress just launched […]
August 14, 2018

The US opioid crisis has ‘peaked,’ says one of the nation’s leading health-care authorities

The opioid epidemic in the United States has “peaked,” says Dr. Toby Cosgrove, one of the nation’s leading voices on health-care reform. “We’re starting to see […]
August 14, 2018

How Opioid Prescribing Differs by Congressional District

A new map charts opioid prescribing rates by congressional district and shows the highest prescribing rates occur in Appalachia, the south, and the rural west, according […]
August 14, 2018

The Opioid Crisis Has Hammered Pennsylvania. But 2 Top Health Systems Are Using Data to Fight It

In 2016, leaders at Geisinger Health System noticed something disturbing: Drugs were killing their patients. That year alone, more than 4,600 people in Pennsylvania died from […]
August 10, 2018

‘Dopesick’: a potent, heartbreaking dose of reality on nation’s opioid crisis

By Jeff Baker Special to The Seattle Times Book review The deadliest drug epidemic in American history hits home every day. Bodies slumped over in bathrooms, […]
August 10, 2018

Death Reports Make The Opioid Crisis Personal For Doctors

By Carolyn Y. Johnson The form letters from the San Diego County Medical Examiner’s Office were supportive but grim. “This is a courtesy communication to inform […]