September 20, 2018

Former Alabama Football Player Shares Opioid Recovery During National Recovery Month

By Samantha Serbin One former Alabama football player’s addiction to opiates almost cost him his family. He remembers his aunt saying, “Hey, if you don’t get […]
September 19, 2018

How Medicaid Programs Can Help End The Opioid Epidemic

Medicaid makes sense as an effective, efficient and ultimately life-saving resource for patients living with opioid-use disorder (OUD), yet in many states the program represents deadly […]
September 14, 2018

This Senate bill does 10 key things to fight the opioid epidemic | Opinion

If you visit the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Niswonger Children’s Hospital in Johnson City, you might see what I did this Spring — a third […]
September 11, 2018

Meek Mill Talks Hiding Opioid Addiction, ‘Life-Changing’ Rehab

By BRITTANY SPANOS Meek Mill spoke candidly about his battle with an opioid addiction while he was on probation during a press conference he held in […]
September 11, 2018

Most Doctors Are Ill-Equipped to Deal With the Opioid Epidemic. Few Medical Schools Teach Addiction.

By Jan Hoffman BOSTON — To the medical students, the patient was a conundrum. According to his chart, he had residual pain from a leg injury […]
September 10, 2018

The Opioid Crisis Is Now a Fentanyl Crisis

By Editorial Board America’s opioid crisis has shifted. As Congress and the White House have dawdled, the overdose death toll has continued its steady climb — […]
August 30, 2018

Nationwide, The Number of Opioid Prescriptions Remains Unchanged Despite Addiction Crisis

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