Ren in Information on U.S. States
January 26, 2022

Opioid Addicts Just as Likely to Die as Heart Attack Patients

A new study revealed that opioid addicts who survive a drug overdose have the same death rate following hospital discharge as people who survive a heart attack. But why draw the comparison? Because while it is well known that heart attacks are a major cause of death in the U.S., Americans are only just now waking up to the fact that opioid overdoses are vying for a top position on America’s list of leading causes of death.


Ren in Opioid Crisis
December 26, 2020

Two Decades Later—Why Are Americans Still Dying from Opiate Overdoses?

The opioid epidemic in the United States first began to develop at the turn of the century. Now a National Public Health Emergency, this crisis has been ongoing for over two decades.


Physical Signs of Opioid Addiction and Abuse

How can you determine if someone is addicted to opioids? The signs of opioid abuse may be hard to see, especially in someone you care about. This is a question that has long been asked and unfortunately, sometimes the answer comes too late.


Sue Birkenshaw in opioid abuse
June 1, 2017

Is the Focus on Opioid Fatalities too Narrow?

While the opioid crisis must be addressed on an emergency basis, we must not lose sight of the broader issue of preventing any drug abuse from occurring.