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Top Seven Crazy Myths About Drug Overdose Antidote, Naloxone
With fatalities from heroin and prescription drugs still on the rise, naloxone, an opiate reversal medication, has become an increasingly popular method to prevent overdose death. more>
New marijuana drug 'Wax' looks and feels like lip balm
It goes by the name Wax, Butter and Honeycomb on the streets, and it can pack a kick equal to 15 to 20 joints of marijuana.
The new drug looks and feels like lip balm. more
'Spice' overdoses prompt state of emergency in N.H.
New Hampshire Gov. Maggie Hassan declared a state of emergency Thursday after more than 40 people overdosed on synthetic cannabinoid, also known as "spice." more
Robin Williams' death reignites depression and addiction debate
Years of research and mountains of evidence show that addiction and depression are bona fide diseases, and that suicide or the accidental overdose are not choices but biological compulsions beyond the person’s control. more
Detoxing from heroin at home
Are you or a loved one ready for recovery from heroin addiction? Are you ready to begin the journey towards being clean? Recovery requires one step at a time, the first one being a thorough detox process. more
Addiction showcases the brain’s flexibility
Every day sees a new research article on addiction, be it cocaine, heroin, food or porn. Each one takes a specific angle on how addiction works in the brain. more
Drug overdose deaths in 2013 increased in Fayette; Eastern Kentucky rates are state's highest
A report issued by the Kentucky Office of Drug Control Policy showed that the state's largest increase in the raw number of overdose fatalities last year occurred in Fayette County, with 86 deaths in 2013, up from 74 in 2012. more
Bill aims to address drug-dependent babies
U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell introduced a bill on Thursday that aims to reduce the number of babies born withdrawing from opiates because of their mothers' addictions. more