On July 16, journalists, physicians, treatment experts, and advocates gathered to discuss the growing problem of prescription drug and heroin addiction. Here are our top ten takeaways.
Share your thoughts on the opioid epidemic in our Twitter chat on July 16.
Dr. Andrew Kolodny, PHF Chief Medical Officer, presented the dangers of prescription drug abuse to clinical staff at Phoenix Houses of California. The overdose epidemic is correlated to sales volume of opioids wrongly prescribed for chronic pain.
How did the young star Cory Monteith become “the new, fresh face of heroin”? The likely culprit: prescription drugs.
Last week, The Fix and Phoenix House hosted a lively #Rxchat on prescription drug abuse. Participants debated why teens abuse Ritalin, how to help addicted veterans, whether abuse-resistant pills are a good idea, and more.