Drug Overdose Blog Posts

An ambulance rushing through traffic.

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 »

Four icons: a person falling, two guns, cars crashing, and a skull and cross bones.

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 »

Drug Overdoses Kill More Than Cars, Guns, and Falling

Drug Overdoses Kill More Than Cars, Guns, and Falling

June 11, 2014  /  Sara Bellum

They say a picture is worth 1,000 words, but this picture is all about the numbers. With 38,329 people dying from drug overdoses in 2010, it’s hard to really grasp the lives lost, the families and friends in mourning, or the generations that will never be, for those who took too much of a drug or who fatally mixed two drugs together (including alcohol). Read More »

Concert Goers

Concert Goers Overdose on Molly

September 05, 2013  /  Sara Bellum

MDMA, or Molly, is suspected in the death [link removed, post does not exist anymore] of 2 people who attended Electric Zoo—a 3-day festival of dance music in New York. Four others were hospitalized. Read More »

Cory Monteith

R.I.P. Cory Monteith

July 17, 2013  /  Sara Bellum

This past weekend, Hollywood was shocked by news of “Glee” star Cory Monteith’s unexpected death. He was only 31 years old. Read More »