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 MoreHeroin Detox: What You Need to Know
Every day, thousands of men and women all over America lose their lives to heroin addiction. In every state, there are families and communities suffering from the loss of friends, neighbors and loved ones. Heroin addiction is more prevalent than... Learn MoreMother Using Billboard to Raise Awareness for Good Samaritan Laws
No one loves harder than a mother, and the pain a mother feels when a child suffers one cannot even imagine. So when a mother loses a child, the hurt can do a lot of things. For some mothers, it... Learn MoreFentanyl in Philadelphia Causing Severe Overdose Spike
Author: Justin Mckibben In Philadelphia, there have been nearly 800 fentanyl overdoses this year. According to figures released by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) a sharp rise in drug overdose deaths, which many attribute in part... Learn MoreIs Narcan in Schools a Good Idea for Palm Beach County?
Author: Justin Mckibben Narcan, or the generic version Naloxone, is the opioid overdose antidote that we have heard so much about in recent years. The opioid epidemic has left us no choice but to talk about it. While opioid addiction... 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 MoreWill Clean Needle Vending Machines Save Lives? Las Vegas Thinks So.
Author: Shernide Delva We’ve talked about it all. Whether it is safe needle injection facilities, or prescription heroin, the various harm reduction strategies to reduce the effects of substance abuse continue to raise controversy. Now, Las Vegas plans to... 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 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 Florida Bills: One to Protect Addicts and One to Punish
Author: Justin Mckibben Sometimes new policy can be good. Sometimes, not so much. The opiate epidemic in America has hit some states with staggering rates of overdose and death. The paralyzing truth gripping the nation today is that more people... Learn More