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Drug Rehab Patients in Portland, Maine Aided by Community Programs

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As the opioid crisis rises in Portland, Maine, community organizations have partnered to assist drug rehab patients. They formed the Greater Portland Addiction Collaborative...

Overdose Deaths of Native Americans Rise Since Opioid Epidemic

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Overdose deaths of native populations in the lower 48 states and Alaska have increased by five times between 1999 and 2015. Dr. Michael Toedt...

Drug Addiction Treatment Programs in Philadelphia Innovate and Expand

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Philadelphia is looking to combat the opioid epidemic by finding ways to innovate and expand drug addiction treatment programs. According to members of the Philadelphia...

Maryland Prosecutors Pursue Murder, Manslaughter in Overdose Deaths

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  As the opioid crisis continues to take a dire toll across the United States, prosecutors in Maryland pursue charges of murder and manslaughter in...

Wisconsin Overdose Deaths Rise While Prescriptions Fall

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According to Wisconsin state records, the number of citizens dying of overdose deaths continues to rise even as the number of prescriptions fall. The information,...

Drug overdoses killed more Americans in 2016 than Vietnam War

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The Vietnam War lasted nearly 20 years and tallied 58,220 deaths. In stark contrast, about 64,070 Americans died from drug overdoses in 2016 alone,...

Surge in ICU admissions linked to opioid overdoses

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Admissions to intensive care units related to opioid overdoses have increased rapidly over a nearly seven-year period, a new study reveals. “This is the first...

Number of drug overdose deaths keeps climbing

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Drug overdose fatalities continue to escalate in the U.S., according to a new government data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The...

Fear of fentanyl: a hidden killer

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A new study reveals that over 50 percent of all drug overdose fatalities might be because of fentanyl — a synthetic opioid that can be...

New Mexico Department of Health announces decline in fatal overdoses

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New Mexico was among the five states with the highest number of drug overdose fatalities between 2013 and 2014; the state saw a 20.8...
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