Since 2014, 32 states have passed laws to equip first responders with naloxone. In some states, family members and others can learn to administer the opioid antidote and be supplied with a kit. But we must do more to stem today’s opioid epidemic.
Acclaimed journalist Sam Quinones gives the inside scoop on his new book Dreamland: The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic.
Forcing people off methadone treatment when they become incarcerated is par for the course in America’s prisons. That spells trouble when they’re released–and it reveals a lot about how we view people with addictions.
Deborah Simpson Taylor, President and Chief Executive Officer of Phoenix House Mid-Atlantic, spoke today on Capitol Hill at the Congressional Addiction Forum: Advancing Prevention, Treatment and Recovery for Youth to help shape policy going forward.
Dr. Andrew Kolodny spoke to college administrators about the opioid epidemic, how it’s affecting college students, how prescription pain medications can lead to heroin use, and what we can do about it. Here’s what he told them (in a nutshell)