Propelled by an increase in prescription narcotic overdoses, drug deaths now outnumber traffic fatalities in the United States, a Times analysis of government data has found.
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Since just before the 20th of June, 2011, the first year anniversary of my only son Jamie’s death, I’ve been in a new corridor in the seemingly endless labyrinth of grieving, and I just couldn’t make it out for awhile.
Today is the eleventh annual “International Overdose Awareness Day,” an event intended to counter the stigma surrounding addiction and to draw attention to the growing thousands of drug overdoses across the world.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has signed a law designed to reduce preventable overdose deaths by encouraging people to call 911 if they witness a drug overdose, without fear of being arrested for drug possession.
In an extraordinary new initiative announced earlier this month, the Global Commission on Drug Policy has made some courageous and profoundly important recommendations in a report on how to bring more effective control over the illicit drug trade.
As the White House prepares to launch a billion-dollar anti-Oxy war, here are some crucial facts about who gets addicted—and why.
Obama’s own National Cancer Institute says medical pot helps with nausea, loss of appetite, pain and insomnia — so why has he returned to prosecuting dispensaries?
The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) announced today the launch of its Addiction Performance Project.
This is a difficult time for my family. There are several days like this one each year, days that should be happy ones but that I struggle with. Ever since my son Jeff died as a result of an overdose in 2008, this is one of those holidays that seem designed to remind me of what I’ve lost.
Testimony by Denise Cullen in support of California Assembly Bill 472, the Good Samaritan bill to prevent avoidable overdose deaths.