Drug Overdose

12 09, 2018

Naloxone Saved Demi Lovato from Overdose Death. What is it about the Drug that Saves Lives?

2019-01-30T16:58:07+00:00September 12th, 2018|0 Comments

Demi Lovato has talked openly about addictions she thought she’d overcome. Recently, she relapsed and overdosed on opioids. It was just last month that Lovato was rushed to the emergency room in an L.A. hospital. Paramedics that arrived at her home in Hollywood said she was given Narcan. This is the main name brand [...]

10 07, 2018

Why are Children Under the Age of 6 Dying from Overdoses?

2019-01-30T17:15:06+00:00July 10th, 2018|0 Comments

More than 1,500 children have been admitted to the emergency room for a heroin overdose over the past few years, and the majority of these children weren’t addicts themselves… In an article recently published on CNN.com, Mark Lieber reports on the alarming pattern of children being treated for opioid overdoses. “Researchers [have] found that the [...]

15 04, 2018

Can You Overdose on Weed?

2019-01-30T17:48:17+00:00April 15th, 2018|0 Comments

Weed is one of the most popular drugs in use, and many people never worry about marijuana overdose. It’s used by people from teens to seniors and all ages in between. Since it’s become legal in many states, including the state of Washington, more people are experimenting even though they aren’t sure how much [...]

10 01, 2018

Overdose Deaths Rose by 21 Percent in 2016, What Can we Expect for 2018?

2019-01-25T23:54:11+00:00January 10th, 2018|0 Comments

The Centers For Disease Control and Prevention Released Its Annual Report in October 2017 According to an annual report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in October 2017, drug overdose deaths rose by 21 percent in 2016 compared to 2015. Shockingly, this stark increase in drug-related deaths is more than [...]

2 11, 2017

Up by 540%: The Sad Reality of the Fentanyl Death Toll in 2017

2019-01-30T23:51:47+00:00November 2nd, 2017|0 Comments

Fentanyl has been around since 1960, but recent overdose statistics have made it more newsworthy than ever. Its potent strength makes it incredibly dangerous and, according to recent statistics, extremely deadly. In 2016, more than 50,000 Americans died from overdoses— 9,580 of which were caused by synthetic opioids like fentanyl. That’s a massive jump [...]

1 11, 2017

CVS Makes Move to Help Opioid Epidemic: Limiting Some Prescriptions to a 7-day Supply

2019-01-30T23:53:19+00:00November 1st, 2017|0 Comments

CVS is Making a World of Difference to Fight Opioid Addiction CVS – the pharmacy giant with more than 9,700 retail locations across the United States –considers itself to be in a unique position. As a major opioid distributor, the company’s leadership believes it has the power to make a positive difference in the [...]

23 08, 2017

Why Heroin Overdose is So Common and So Deadly

2019-02-03T00:57:18+00:00August 23rd, 2017|0 Comments

Since 1970, heroin overdose deaths have been on the steady rise. Heroin is the number 1 overdose causing drug resulting in death according to the CDC. The overdose risk is high, especially in the early stages of recovery. This is where 1 in 10 users who do overdose will die. Heroin has become more [...]