The problem is getting worse in major cities, and in a handful of states, mostly in the Midwest, where overdoses skyrocketed by nearly 70 percent.
The rate of fatal heroin overdoses in the US nearly tripled between 2010 and 2013, and the vast majority of victims had one thing in common: They were white.
A new federal initiative aims to prevent overdoses by having public health and law enforcement officials work together, but some say it’s “destined to fail."
Naloxone is a miracle drug that can bring people back from the brink of an overdose. Problem is, a mixture of fear and austerity is keeping local English councils from getting their hands on the stuff.
Gloucester, Massachusetts, is set to introduce a drug-forgiveness-and-treatment program for opioid users, the first of its kind in the nation.
A tale of lust, drugs, mistakes, and loss from famed punk historian Legs McNeil.
When he stopped talking to her, the cyber charlatan told him—via other fake accounts of her "friends"—that she'd intentionally overdosed on heroin.