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A new and insidious threat is casting a shadow over the ongoing overdose crisis in the United States. Xylazine, a veterinary tranquilizer not approved for human use, is increasingly being mixed with illicit drugs, particularly fentanyl, leading to devastating consequences for individuals and communities nationwide. The rapid spread of xylazine-laced drugs and the severity of...
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The United States has been grappling with an unprecedented overdose crisis for years, fueled primarily by the widespread availability of illicit fentanyl and other synthetic opioids. However, recent statistics suggest a potential turning point in this devastating epidemic. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), overdose deaths in the United States experienced...
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A city in Ohio has crafted a new tool to aid the battle against the growing opioid crisis. In Canton, Stark County, health officials have repurposed an old newspaper vending box into a free dispensary for Naloxone, commonly referred to as Narcan, according to ABC affiliate News 5 Cleveland. Narcan, which typically comes in the form of a...
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The number of drug overdose deaths in the United States is still increasing every month, according to new data, but the pace appears to be slowing. New estimates from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics projects that more than 112,000 people died from a drug overdose in the 12-month period...
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Believe it or not, an overdose can happen to anyone. Whether you’ve been prescribed pain medication by your doctor, or a loved one is using an illicit substance such as heroin or fentanyl, the risks of an overdose are still present. Several substances that can cause one to overdose include opioids, alcohol, stimulants, and more....
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Drug overdose deaths in the United States plateaued in 2022 but still topped 100,000 — stark proof that the nation remains in the throes of a staggering crisis killing hundreds of Americans daily. According to provisional data released Wednesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, at least 105,452 people succumbed to overdoses in...
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Nearly 107,000 Americans died of drug overdoses last year, according to final figures released Thursday. The official number was 106,699, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said. That’s nearly 16% higher than the nearly 92,000 overdose deaths in 2020. Earlier, provisional data suggested there were more than 107,000 overdose deaths last year. The numbers...
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For those suffering with depression and suicide ideation, or if someone you know is struggling, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 or find them online at https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org. For two decades, drug overdose deaths and suicides have been rising across the United States, exposing tragic gaps in mental and behavioral health care in the years...
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More than 100,000 people died over a 12-month period from fatal drug overdoses for the first time in U.S. history, according to new data from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention. “To all those families who have mourned a loved one and to all those people who are facing addiction or are in recovery:...
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While Americans were paralyzed by the global pandemic, a second killer was quietly taking lives: drug overdose. In the 12-month period ending March 2021, overdose rates in the United States hit an all-time record. As a person in recovery from opioid addiction who works with some of our most vulnerable at risk of an overdose,...
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