August 8, 2018

Number of Opioid Prescriptions Remains Unchanged, Research Finds

Despite increased attention to opioid abuse, prescriptions have remained relatively unchanged for many U.S. patients, research led by Mayo Clinic finds. The research, published in The […]
August 7, 2018

Opioid Toxicity and Withdrawals

By Katie Loftonhhg The United States is currently in the middle of an opioid crisis. It is the worst drug problem our nation has ever faced. Widespread […]
August 3, 2018

Demi Lovato’s Hospitalization Puts Spotlight on Narcan

News broke last week that pop singer Demi Lovato was hospitalized after an alleged heroin overdose. She is in stable condition after her friends reportedly administered […]
August 3, 2018

COSA-NCADD partners with WSFA 12 for “Licensed to Pill” Documentary

Montgomery, AL, August 3, 2018 – Raycom Media’s Investigate TV will air a documentary focused on the opioid epidemic and the doctors who prescribe them. “Licensed to […]
August 1, 2018

COSA and WSFA 12 News to Host Phone Bank and Special Report

The Council on Substance Abuse-NCADD (COSA-NCADD) and WSFA 12 News are teaming up to air a special report on the opioid epidemic from the Raycom Investigative […]
July 31, 2018

Chronic Pain Patients Feel Sting of Opioid Crackdown

Marty Mioni knows what she’d do if her pain medications were taken away. “I’d go find a gun,” the 63-year-old Port Orchard resident said. Mioni isn’t […]
July 30, 2018

Staten Island families, officials ‘Walk for Hope’ to combat opioid epidemic

By Kyle Lawson STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — For every opioid-related death, a new relationship is born and the opposition grows stronger. “Walk for Hope,” held Sunday at Mount […]
July 26, 2018

Opioid addiction is plateauing. But the crisis isn’t over.

By Dylan Scott New data from the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association suggests opioid addiction rates are finally plateauing. But that doesn’t necessarily mean overdose deaths […]
July 25, 2018

What Is Narcan and Why Was It Used When Demi Lovato Overdosed?

Demi Lovato is in “stable” condition after she was rushed to the hospital for an apparent overdose, PEOPLE confirms. According to an emergency call obtained by […]