Expectant Mothers

Expectant Mothers in St. Louis Get Help to Break Addiction

The opioid crisis in the St. Louis area is impacting expectant moms and their babies. Now they can receive help to break their addiction. As reported by Fox 2 Now, mothers-to-be are seeking help to get off prescription pain pills, heroin, and other opioids at the Women and Infant Substance Help Center, better known as the Wish Center at SSM… Continue Reading Expectant Mothers in St. Louis Get Help to Break Addiction

Rhode Island Prisons

Rhode Island Prison Program Cuts Overdose Deaths By 60%

As the opioid crisis continues to unfold, growing percentages of inmates enter prison addicted, and often overdose upon release. Now a new program in Rhode Island offers hope for addicted prisoners. As reported by Rhode Island Public Radio, researchers from Brown University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill found that fatal overdoses among former inmates dropped more… Continue Reading Rhode Island Prison Program Cuts Overdose Deaths By 60%

Rural NC

Aetna Donates $1 Million For Naloxone Kits In Rural NC

Insurance giant Aetna gave $1 million to to the nonprofit North Carolina Harm Reduction Coalition (NCHRC) to purchase the opioid overdose reversal drug naloxone. As reported by North Carolina Public Radio, the Coalition will then distribute the drug in rural parts of the state. Many people in rural North Carolina don’t have access to naloxone, according to NCHRC Executive Director… Continue Reading Aetna Donates $1 Million For Naloxone Kits In Rural NC

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Recovery Requires Time

The path to recovery can be a long and twisting road. It will have some ups, some downs and some level spots. Understanding that the journey can take time will help everyone involved in the recovery process learn to cope and begin acceptance. Addiction is not something which happens overnight, and the fact is that recovery can take an even… Continue Reading Recovery Requires Time

Boston Mass

Overdose Deaths Decline In Massachusetts

While many states such as Ohio and Pennsylvania saw a staggering increase in the number of overdose deaths last year, Massachusetts actually recorded a sizable decline. As reported by The Telegram of Worcester, the number of opioid-related overdose deaths in Massachusetts fell an estimated 8.3 percent from 2016 to 2017, marking the first year-over-year decline in several years, the Department… Continue Reading Overdose Deaths Decline In Massachusetts

Crying Baby

Hospitals Forced to Cope With Addicted Infants

One of the many consequences of the opioid crisis has been a growing population of babies born to addicted mothers, As a result, hospitals across the country are struggling to find viable treatment options. As reported by Time, the surge has outpaced the science, and no one knows the best way to treat the opioid epidemic’s youngest patients. Trying to… Continue Reading Hospitals Forced to Cope With Addicted Infants

Heroin Vaccine Almost Ready for Human Testing

Researchers at the Scripps Research Institute published results from their latest testing of a heroin vaccine, which proved to be effective in rodent models. As reported by Scripps.edu, scientists at Scripps have achieved a major milestone toward designing a safe and effective vaccine to both treat heroin addiction and block lethal overdose of the drug. Their research, published today in… Continue Reading Heroin Vaccine Almost Ready for Human Testing

Columbus OH

Ohio Drug Overdose Deaths Surge in 2017

As the 2017 data is compiled and finalized, the surge in overdose deaths in Ohio is staggering. As reported by The Times Reporter, the state’s opioid crisis continued to explode, with 5,232 Ohio overdose deaths in the 12 months ending June 31, 2017, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports. Ohio’s drug overdose deaths rose 39 percent — the… Continue Reading Ohio Drug Overdose Deaths Surge in 2017

Esteban Loaiza

Pitcher Esteban Loaiza Caught With 44 Pounds of Heroin and Cocaine

Pitcher Esteban Loaiza was caught with 44 pounds of heroin and cocaine. in San Diego, where he’s currently being held on $200,000 bail. As reported by ABC News, Two-time MLB All-Star pitcher Esteban Loaiza was arrested last week after San Diego County sheriffs allegedly caught him with half a million dollars in cocaine. Loaiza, who pitched in the majors for… Continue Reading Pitcher Esteban Loaiza Caught With 44 Pounds of Heroin and Cocaine

Johnny Manziel

Johnny Manziel Tackles His Bipolar Disorder

Mr. Football, Johnny Manziel, who has been struggling with various substance abuse problems publicly shared news surrounding his bipolar disorder. As reported by the NY Post, Johnny Manziel now understands his “huge downfall.” The former first-round draft pick opened up to “Good Morning America” about his battles with alcohol and said he has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder. It’s been… Continue Reading Johnny Manziel Tackles His Bipolar Disorder