In efforts to combat the ongoing opioid crisis in America, the US House of Representatives is currently working to push through dozens of bills that many believe could help curb the rising overdose death rates and give the country... Learn MoreBig Pharma Propaganda: How Drug Companies Feed the Crisis
Author: Justin Mckibben Overprescribing of powerful prescription medications is just one part of how the current American opioid crisis came to be. While incredibly dangerous synthetic drugs like fentanyl came pouring in from across the globe, the pharmaceutical industry right... Learn MoreGlobal Commission on Drug Policy Suggests Harm Reduction and Decriminalization
Author: Justin Mckibben The Global Commission on Drug Policy (GCDP) is an international institution of global leaders and intellectuals working to help study and inform initiatives on addressing drug use all around the world. This think tank offers recommendations concerning... 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 MoreOfficials Push for Safe Injection Sites in Boston at City Council
Author: Justin Mckibben For some time now government officials in different states across America have been pushing for the implementation of safe injection sites in their neighborhoods to combat the perpetual rise of opioid addiction and overdose death. This time... Learn MoreHow Do You Get Narcan?
Author: Justin Mckibben With the opioid epidemic in America there have been a lot of advances in the field of addiction treatment, as well as innovations in prevention and intervention. One of the most useful elements of preserving the lives... Learn MoreHow Do I Know I’m Enabling?
[caption id="attachment_21673" align="aligncenter" width="435"] Dug and Heidi McGuirk Answer "How do I know I'm Enabling?"[/caption] Enabling is a highly dangerous behavior that often discourages addicts from seeking treatment. Yet many loved ones of addicts struggle with enabling because they do... Learn MorePolice Will Give Free Heroin to Addicts to Fight Crime
Author: Justin Mckibben That’s right, you read the headline correctly. Law enforcement could soon be giving heroin to addicts, for free, in an attempt to fight addiction. While harm reduction is an admirable concept to preserve the lives of those... Learn MoreMobile Drug Treatment Van Brings Services to Local Communities
Author: Justin Mckibben It is not secret that America is struggling with a drug problem. Overdose rates are ever increasing, the death toll reaches new heights and the world is watching to see how politicians and communities plan to address... 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 MoreAmerica VS Big Pharma: Fighting for Naloxone Funding
Author: Justin Mckibben Back in 1971 the brand name Narcan, generic- Naloxone, was introduced to the world. The opiate overdose antidote has become a popular topic of discussion in our world today. With heroin, fentanyl and other dangerous opioid drugs... Learn More