Today, August 31 is International Overdose Awareness Day. Each year this international observance is to raise awareness of overdose and reduce the stigma of a drug-related death, while also bringing people together to talk about opportunities for treatment and prevention.... Learn MoreShould We Have Seen Chester Bennington’s Suicide Coming?
[caption id="attachment_22390" align="aligncenter" width="404"] (This content is being used for illustrative purposes only; any person depicted in the content is a model)[/caption] Author: Shernide Delva Another devastating tragedy in music occurred on Thursday. Chester Bennington, the lead singer of Linkin... Learn MoreSheriff in Ohio Refusing to Use Narcan to Prevent Overdose Deaths
Author: Justin Mckibben Ohio has been a major epicenter of the overdose outbreak. In 2014, Ohio was #2 of states with the most overdose deaths. Since then, Ohio has topped the list for heroin overdose deaths in the country, and remains in... Learn MoreWhat Were the Drug and Alcohol Death Rates in Your State?
Author: Justin Mckibben A reality that is undeniable in this world is that somewhere on the planet, someone passes away every day. It is completely possible statistically that while you are reading this, someone is taking their last breaths. It... Learn MoreOD Help App Could Make Getting Naloxone Like Getting an Uber
Author: Justin Mckibben Naloxone expansion is something we consistently see as a topic of discussion. Naloxone, or the name-brand Narcan, is an opioid overdose antidote that is in high demand as one of the primary tools in the fight against... Learn MoreNew York City Considering Safe Heroin Injection Sites
Author: Justin Mckibben Back in February of this year the mayor of Ithaca, New York began pursuing a plan that would establish safe heroin injection sites in Ithaca in an attempt to battle the opiate epidemic raging across the country.... Learn MoreOne City Sees 174 Overdoses in 6 Days
[caption id="attachment_20242" align="aligncenter" width="405"] (This content is for illustrative purposes only; any person depicted in the content is a model)[/caption] Author: Justin Mckibben The number of overdose deaths in our country are already at a staggering rate, increasingly troubling by... Learn MoreNew Drug Carfentanil More Dangerous Than Heroin and Fentanyl
Author: Justin Mckibben In case you have never read one of my stories on Ohio, I am a born and raised Buckeye. While living away from home for a few years I have taken every opportunity to read about progress... Learn MorePROPAGANDA Lake Worth Hosting Heroin Awareness Concert
Author: Justin Mckibben Music is always better when it means something, and sometimes that music needs to be heard so you have to play it really loud to get the message across. At least that’s what comes to mind when... Learn MoreWhat the Overdose Death of Prince Shows Us about Stigma
Author: Justin Mckibben When the news first broke that the musical icon and revolutionary artist Prince had passed last month there were sources indicating his untimely death may have had something to do with a tragic overdose. Speculations and controversy... Learn MoreDid a Drug Overdose Play a Role in Death of Prince?
Author: Justin Mckibben This week the world lost yet another incredible and iconic artist who gave so much originality and uniquely inspiring efforts to creating a sound and a vibe that changed music. Doves cry now, along with the countless... Learn MoreDeath by Neglect: Addicts Dying From Withdrawal in Police Custody
Author: Justin Mckibben Drug addiction kills every day, in fact every hour over a dozen people in this country alone lose their lives to drugs or alcohol, and while the circumstances may vary the outcome is always the same- devastated... Learn More