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Prescription Pain Medications (Opioids) Blog Posts

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“Safe Station”: A Fire Chief’s Compassionate Response to the Opioid Crisis

April 20, 2020  /  The NIDA Blog Team

A fire chief in New Hampshire is helping people who misuse opioids. His example is inspiring fire departments around the country to do the same. Read More »

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Does Your Family Know the Risks of Misusing Opioids?

April 13, 2020  /  The NIDA Blog Team

Misusing opioids can have serious health consequences. Read More »

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Opioid Withdrawal in Babies Is Increasing

February 18, 2020  /  The NIDA Blog Team

Approximately every 15 minutes, a baby is born suffering from opioid withdrawal. Read More »

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Treating Opioid Use Disorder in the Emergency Room

June 03, 2019  /  The NIDA Blog Team

Opioid use disorder is a complex problem. Emergency room doctors can save the life of someone with OUD by reversing an opioid overdose and addressing the longer-term problem of addiction.   Read More »

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Opioids: Just the Facts

August 27, 2018  /  The NIDA Blog Team

What are the risks of misusing opioids? Learn the answer and more about opioids in NIDA’s new guide “Opioid Facts for Teens.” Read More »

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