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Naloxone Saves Lives

The NIDA Blog Team
July 18, 2016

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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Prince Died From an Overdose of Fentanyl

The NIDA Blog Team
June 27, 2016

Medical authorities have discovered what caused the death of the musician Prince: He overdosed on the drug fentanyl. Read More »

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What Does It Mean to “Misuse” Opioids?

The NIDA Blog Team
May 31, 2016

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

The NIDA Blog Team
December 22, 2014

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

The NIDA Blog Team
September 25, 2014

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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