Oregon could be the first state in the US to decriminalize the possession of small amounts of heroin, cocaine, LSD and other hard drugs. Instead of being arrested, the users would have the option of paying $100 fines or attending free addiction recovery centers.
Kate Mahoney from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology talks about the importance of reaching out and getting help for loved ones during National Substance Abuse Prevention Month.
Soldiers and police in Mexico have seized an industrial-scale meth and fentanyl lab that was so big it startled investigators.
Over the past six months, we've witnessed some of the unintended consequences of the pandemic including a spike in anxiety, stress, isolation and depression, all of which ties into another epidemic that has not gone away - opioid addiction. Dr. Anand Parekh discusses it.
Authorities announced the largest international opioid takedown targeting drug traffickers through the darknet, which resulted in 179 arrests.
Opioid-related deaths in 2020 in Cook County have passed numbers from last year at this time, officials said.
Indiana will use nearly $1 million in federal funds to pay for the distribution of the opioid reversal drug naloxone to reach Hoosiers who are at risk of overdose, officials said Monday.
“Yes, we are already starting to see an increase in relapses," Dayry Hulkow, M.S., a primary therapist at Arete Recovery said.
Catherine Stefani said that city funds should not be used for this purpose, and she wants the billboard taken down.
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Purdue Pharma, the drug company that makes OxyContin, launched a $23.8 million ad campaign on Monday alerting victims where to file claims if they have been affected or harmed by the opioid.
A Waukegan man is going to prison for selling a woman the heroin that killed her.
A White House official says Trump has given the $100,000 he would be paid in the quarter to the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Health, which oversees federal public health offices and programs, including the surgeon general's office.
South Dakota's latest anti-drug campaign slogan, “Meth. We’re On It,” has not been as well received as originally hoped.
"Sesame Street" is taking a new step to try to help kids navigate life in America — it's tackling the opioid crisis.
Illinois officials have rolled out a statewide video campaign to promote help available to those struggling with substance abuse, including opioids.
OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma's tentative legal settlement over the toll of the nation's opioid crisis is unlikely to reverse the consequences of the epidemic in the hardest-hit towns and regions, according to a report released Wednesday.
OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma has embarked on a multibillion-dollar plan to settle thousands of lawsuits over the nation's deadly opioid crisis by transforming itself in bankruptcy court into a sort of hybrid between a business and a charity.
Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul has filed a lawsuit against several pharmaceutical companies, including Johnson & Johnson, alleging they carried out "unfair and deceptive" marketing campaigns contributing to the opioid crisis.
Illinois and the city of Chicago are receiving nearly $38 million in federal grants to fight the opioid eipdemic.