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April 22, 2019

You’ve got Fentanyl, which is 50 times stronger than heroin. And then Carfentanil, which is 100 times stronger than Fentanyl.

March 19, 2019

Addiction is a chronic brain disorder and not simply a behavior problem, experts contend in a new definition of addiction, Not solely related to substances.

March 5, 2019

The number of deaths from alcohol, drugs and suicide in 2017 hit the highest level since federal data collection started in 1999.

March 4, 2019

OxyContin-maker Purdue Pharma is exploring bankruptcy protection amid accusations of igniting an opioid crisis due to the highly addictive narcotic.

October 26, 2018

According to research, about 25 percent of adults who are treated for alcohol and substance abuse also have ADHD. Strength and Hope.

October 25, 2018

The Zheng drug trafficking organization was hardly clandestine. The China-based network sold synthetic narcotics, including deadly fentanyl, on websites posted in 35 languages, from Arabic and English to Icelandic and Uzbek. The Chinese syndicate bragged that its laboratory could “synthesize nearly any” drug and that it churned out 16 tons of illicit chemicals a month. […]

September 15, 2018

San Diego – County law enforcement and health officials warned residents Friday of three deaths this past weekend caused by fentanyl-laced cocaine in Pacific Beach and Ocean Beach. In addition to the three deaths, two others overdosed on fentanyl– laced cocaine and survived. Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid that can be anywhere from 50 to […]

September 12, 2018

Miller, 26, whose real name was Malcolm James McCormick, was found Friday in the bedroom of his home and pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics.

August 20, 2018

Some hospital emergency departments (ER) are giving people medicine for withdrawal, plugging a hole in a system that fails to provide immediate treatment.

August 12, 2018

We’re learning more about the craving that fuels self-defeating habits—and how new science discoveries can help us kick the habit.

August 8, 2018

The contents of the packages totaled 11,490 fentanyl pills, believed to be the largest fentanyl bust at a port across the Southwest border

June 27, 2018

In some states, many drug overdoses are so broadly classified that they are not being counted properly as opioid-related.

June 20, 2018

Purdue Pharma, the company that manufactures the highly addictive painkiller OxyContin, laid off its entire sales force.

May 31, 2018

The surge in U.S. kids taking medication for attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is having an unintended side effect, a new study suggests: more children and teens are overdosing on these drugs.

May 11, 2018

Open drug use has exploded in San Francisco in recent years, enraging residents who complain of having to step over people injecting heroin in train stations and to traverse a seemingly unending series of tent villages on sidewalks and bike paths

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