Millions of Americans are addicted to painkillers, with the death rate from opioid addiction doubling over the past decade, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The US government
The epidemic of opioid addiction in the United States has spilled over to affect newborn babies, with the number of infants born suffering from opioid withdrawal tripling in a decade, the director of government’s
I just finished watching the new HBO documentary, Heroin: Cape Cod. It is a raw, up close and personal account of the heroin epidemic currently gripping our nation, as told by those who know addiction
In December 2014, an Indiana physician performed a routine HIV test on a pregnant woman that showed she had the virus. The expecting mother was one of the first in a cluster of new HIV cases in southern
Without help, very few are able to put their lives back together while battling obsessive drug cravings. This piece comes to us courtesy of Stateline. Stateline is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news service
The actor-comedian also credits his mom for keeping him off the streets. The subject of Kevin Hart dealing with his father’s past addiction to drugs made great fodder for his 2011 stand-up comedy documentary
Addicted to prescription painkillers after a high-school sports injury, Cameron Burke moved on to heroin, which was cheaper and more easily accessible. His parents tried everything, more than once sending
By Nicole Johnson My mother died when I was 7 years old. At the time, she was living on the other side of the country with her boyfriend while my brother and I were left in the care of my grandparents.