opioids

The Opioid Epidemic Has Gotten So Bad That People Are Abusing Their Pets to Get Them

This can’t be real, Kentucky police officer John Thomas thought to himself when he got the call from Elizabethtown Animal Hospital on December 4, 2014….

The Odds Are Pretty Good You’ll Die of an Opioid Overdose — So What Now?

In October 2017, President Donald Trump declared the opioid epidemic a national public health emergency. But alas, the problem only seems to be getting worse:…

Xanax As the New Heroin: How Anti-Anxiety Medications Are Fueling an Epidemic

We might as well be living in the United States of Anxiety: Approximately 40 million American adults — roughly 18 percent of the population — have an anxiety disorder,…

Drug Users Are Leading the Narcan Revolution

Twenty-year-old Kirsten keeps two hypodermic needles loaded with naloxone, the chemical antagonist used to counter opioid overdoses, in an empty Don Julio tequila box with…