Pennsylvania has issued new guidelines for medical professionals on the use of opioid painkillers in an effort to stem the rising tide of prescription drug addiction.
According to those in the addiction-fighting business, fentanyl is about 50 times as powerful as heroin but without the euphoric rush.
One of the keys to dealing with drug use in adolescents is to understand that the problem is prevalent across all social classes. No class is immune to addiction.
There is no doubt that there is a problem with the abuse of prescription pain medications in our country. But for some people these medications are necessary.
The group started in Florida six years ago as an online community in which mothers of drug addicts could share their stories.
Camden County police chief Scott Thomson says there have been 15 overdose calls — none fatal — in the last 24 hours.
We have a major public health problem in this country and it has to do with the overuse of opioid medications.
Prescription drug abuse has become such a big issue that computer technology is now in place in many states to track the flow of these medications.
Blake Bills, 25, has pleaded guity and will be sentenced later. His girlfriend, Shayna Sykes, pleaded guilty earlier and was sentenced to 3-8 years in prison.
More than 20,000 people from throughout the Mid-Atlantic region marched to Penn’s Landing Saturday morning to celebrate those who are recovering from drug and alcohol addiction.
Sean Covey’s book, The Six Most Important Decisions You’ll Ever Make, promotes down to earth discussions that resonant with kids.
Drug addiction remains a stubborn problem in the U.S., ruining individuals and families and costing society a bundle. But an author says we’re going about this all wrong.
The Centers for Disease Control found that six times as many persons died from methadone overdoses in 2009 than in 1999.
State representative Kevin Boyle (center) represents an area of Mayfair where he says a private methadone treatment facility opened secretly, in a residential area.
“The child’s death wasn’t caused by drowning or suffocation. The child’s death was caused by acute heroin intoxication,” says DA Jack Whelan.