As the U.S. focused on painkillers, fentanyl caused a 30 percent spike in overdoses
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 Easy Way England Could Stop Its Heroin Users Dying from Overdoses
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.
This New England Town Is Trying to Help Opioid Users Instead of Arresting Them
Gloucester, Massachusetts, is set to introduce a drug-forgiveness-and-treatment program for opioid users, the first of its kind in the nation.