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Opioid Addiction Is a Brain Disease, Not a Moral Failing—and We Have to Stop Looking At It That Way

An eye-opening chat with Warning: This Drug May Kill You director Perri Peltz.<p>The opioid epidemic is now the worst drug epidemic in history, with nearly 100 Americans dying <i>every day</i> from an opioid overdose. In fact more people are now dying from opioids—both heroin and prescription painkillers like …

A mix of opioids called ‘gray death’ is causing overdoses in the US

Associated Press/Elaine Thompson<p>COLUMBUS, Ohio — It's being called "gray death" — a new and dangerous opioid combo that underscores the ever-changing nature of the U.S. addiction crisis.<p>Investigators who nicknamed the mixture have detected it or recorded overdoses blamed on it in Alabama, Georgia …

'Grey death': The powerful street drug that's puzzling authorities

<b>(CNN) —</b> A new drug called "grey death" has been linked to a handful of lethal overdoses in the South -- but no one knows exactly what's in it or where it's coming from.<p>The drug, a mix of opioids, can kill in very small doses and looks like concrete mixing powder.<p>"When I hear about something new …

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'An iceberg': The opioid crisis could be even worse than anyone thought

In December, the CDC said 52,404 people had died from drug overdoses in 2015, with over 60% dying from opioids. That number has been rising for years.<p>But CDC field officer Dr. Victoria Hall and her Minnesota-based team recently reviewed a decade of death records submitted to the Minnesota …