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By On March 14th, 2019

U.S. saw all-time high deaths from suicide, drugs, and alcohol in 2017

Deaths from substance abuse and suicide reached an all-time high in America in 2017 according to a troubling new report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (DCD) and the Trust for America’s Health and Well Being Trust. Throughout the year, more than 150,000 Americans died from drug use, alcohol, or suicide –…

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By On January 3rd, 2019

Opioid-related deaths among teens and children have tripled since 1999

Although recent statistics and information released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention make the death toll from the ongoing opioid epidemic startlingly clear, data about the opioid crisis’s effect on younger people across America hasn’t been so easy to come by. Now, a recent study indicates that opioid overdose rates among teens and…

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By On October 4th, 2018

Study finds strong link between depression and opioid abuse

Many factors have been linked to determining a person’s risk for abusing opioids or their potential for an overdose, including a person’s past substance abuse risk, chronic pain, and even their gender. Now, research published in the journal Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology suggests depression may also be a strong sign of potential opioid abuse.…

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By On August 6th, 2018

Demi Lovato vows to “keep fighting” after overdose

After being hospitalized for an overdose in late July, Demi Lovato says she is taking time to focus on her sobriety and “road to recovery.” “I have always been transparent about my journey with addiction,” Lovato wrote in a letter posted to her Instagram on Sunday. “What I’ve learned is that this illness is not…

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By On January 23rd, 2018

Tom Petty’s death ruled an accidental opioid overdose

Tom Petty is one of the latest high-profile victims of America’s opioid crisis, according to the rock star’s autopsy results released over the weekend. Los Angeles County coroner spokesperson Ed Winter confirmed that Petty died of an accidental overdose of opiates at the age of 66 in October of last year. Coroners found a mixture…

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By On June 13th, 2017

Drug overdoses are now the leading cause of death for Americans under 50

America’s opioid crisis continues to grow, according to new data showing drug overdose deaths have reached a new record high across the country. As The New York Times reports, drug overdose deaths in 2016 leaped to 59,000, largely driven by opioid addiction and abuse combined with the recent spread of other dangerous drugs like fentanyl.…

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By On December 20th, 2016

The Opioid Epidemic Killed More People Than Gun Violence Last Year

When people refer to America’s widespread drug and addiction issues as an “epidemic”, it can seem like alarmist to those unaffected. But, the latest figures from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) show the phrase is far from an overstatement. According to the latest data, over 50,000 Americans died from drug overdoses in…

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By On July 13th, 2016

What To Do If Someone You Love Is Abusing Opioids

Opioid abuse and addiction has been on the rise in recent years and people of all ages and walks of life are being affected. Deaths from overdoses related to opioids have more than quadrupled since 1999 and the majority of these overdoses are tied to prescription painkillers like oxycodone and hydrocodone – not from heroin…

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