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Naloxone Saves Lives

July 18, 2016  /  The NIDA Blog Team

If someone is overdosing, it’s really important to get them help as soon as possible. It could save their life. Read More »

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What Does It Mean to “Misuse” Opioids?

May 31, 2016  /  The NIDA Blog Team

Opioid pain medications are now the single deadliest drug in the U.S. Read More »

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In Memoriam: Lost to Addiction and Mental Illness

December 22, 2014  /  The NIDA Blog Team

We’d like to remember the actors and musicians whom we lost in 2014 to drug addiction or related mental illness this past year. Read More »

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Good Samaritan Laws Save Lives

September 25, 2014  /  The NIDA Blog Team

On October 1, the state of Maryland will put into effect what’s called a “Good Samaritan Law,” which will protect a person from getting in trouble if they summon aid for someone else who is overdosing on drugs or alcohol.   Read More »

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Drug Overdoses Kill More Than Cars, Guns, and Falling—UPDATE

September 18, 2014  /  The NIDA Blog Team

In just one year there has been an increase of over 3,000 deaths from drug overdose—nearly 8%—between 2010 and 2011. More than half of those deaths (55%) are related to prescription drug abuse. Read More »

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