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Administer Naloxone Administer Naloxone

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Teen Overdose Deaths Doubled from 1999 to 2015 Teen Overdose Deaths Doubled from 1999 to 2015

Article from Statista by Niall McCarthy

According to Statista, "The opioid crisis has inflicted a devastating toll on the U.S. since the turn of the century, claiming around half ...

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1 Article-Article jplist-topic-addiction jplist-topic-Death jplist-topic-Drugs jplist-topic-Heroin jplist-topic-opioid jplist-topic-Overdose jplist-topic-Teen 0 298962 298962 According to Statista, "The opioid crisis has inflicted a devastating toll on the U.S. since the turn of the century, claiming around half a million lives between 2000 and 2014. A 26 percent fall in the teen overdose rate between 2007 and 2014 offered a glimmer of hope but unfortunately, new data released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows an increase in the overdose death rate among U.S. adolescents." This article shows the increase in overdose deaths due to the opioid crisis in recent years. 

Teen Overdose Deaths Doubled from 1999 to 2015

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According to Statista, "The opioid crisis has inflicted a devastating toll on the U.S. since the turn of the century, claiming around half a million ...

How to Use Naloxone in a Few Simple Steps How to Use Naloxone in a Few Simple Steps

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How to Use Naloxone in a Few Simple Steps

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Drugs Took Their Children, but Not Their Hope.. → Drugs Took Their Children, but Not Their Hope.. →

Article from Boston Globe by Felice J. Freyer

"During the last six years of her short life, Emma Franchek spent at least half her days in one type of treatment or another, seeking care ...

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3 Article-Article jplist-topic-Death jplist-topic-Drugs jplist-topic-Help jplist-topic-Heroin jplist-topic-Opioids jplist-topic-Overdose 0 298968 298968 "During the last six years of her short life, Emma Franchek spent at least half her days in one type of treatment or another, seeking care for addiction and mental illness. Psych wards, detoxes, rehabs, sober houses — none gave Emma lasting help. But she kept trying, until her 4-foot-11 frame, a dancer’s delicate body, was found in a squalid restaurant bathroom in Boston. She had fentanyl, heroin, cocaine, and sedatives in her blood. Emma was 24." -Freyer 

Drugs Took Their Children, but Not Their Hope That Others Might Be Saved

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"During the last six years of her short life, Emma Franchek spent at least half her days in one type of treatment or another, seeking care for ...

Opioid Overdose Resuscitation Opioid Overdose Resuscitation

Article from Verywell Mind by Buddy T

According to Buddy T, "The national crackdown on prescription drug abuse, pill mills, and doctor shopping has produced an unexpected ...

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4 Article-Article jplist-topic-Drugs jplist-topic-Naloxone jplist-topic-opioid jplist-topic-Overdose jplist-topic-Resuscitation 0 319346 319346 According to Buddy T, "The national crackdown on prescription drug abuse, pill mills, and doctor shopping has produced an unexpected result. As prescription painkillers have become more difficult to obtain and therefore more expensive, many users have turned to heroin as a more available and less-expensive option." This article provides tips on what to do if someone overdoses on opioids.

Opioid Overdose Resuscitation

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According to Buddy T, "The national crackdown on prescription drug abuse, pill mills, and doctor shopping has produced an unexpected result. As ...

Opioid Overdose Risk Opioid Overdose Risk

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Opioid Overdose Risk

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The Overdose Crisis Involves More Than Just Opioids

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How Naloxone Saves Lives in Opioid Overdose How Naloxone Saves Lives in Opioid Overdose

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Naloxone saves lives. This video reviews when naloxone is used, how it is administered, and the way it works.Description from NIDA

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7 Video-Video jplist-topic-Naloxone jplist-topic-Opioids jplist-topic-Overdose jplist-topic-Video 0 346381 346381 Naloxone saves lives. This video reviews when naloxone is used, how it is administered, and the way it works.Description from NIDA 

How Naloxone Saves Lives in Opioid Overdose

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Naloxone saves lives. This video reviews when naloxone is used, how it is administered, and the way it works.Description from NIDA

Understanding Opioid Overdoses Understanding Opioid Overdoses

Article from Verywell Mind by Rod Brouhard, EMT-P

From the article: "When people think of opiates they tend to think of heroin, but opiates consist of several different medications besides ...

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8 Article-Article jplist-topic-addiction jplist-topic-Death jplist-topic-Heroin jplist-topic-Opioids jplist-topic-Overdose 0 319349 319349 From the article: "When people think of opiates they tend to think of heroin, but opiates consist of several different medications besides heroin. Demerol, morphine, Norco, codeine, Oxycontin, and Vicodin are all opiates or opioids. For each of these opiates, overdoses cause death the same way." This article provides better understanding of opioid overdoses, and how to avoid overdoses. 

Understanding Opioid Overdoses

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From the article: "When people think of opiates they tend to think of heroin, but opiates consist of several different medications besides heroin. ...

Dangers of Sedative Overdose Dangers of Sedative Overdose

Article from Verywell Mind by Buddy T

According to Buddy T, "As sedatives work by depressing the central nervous system, the overuse of the drugs can slow body functions to such ...

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9 Article-Article jplist-topic-Barbituates jplist-topic-Benzos jplist-topic-Overdose jplist-topic-prescription-pills jplist-topic-Sedative 0 319352 319352 According to Buddy T, "As sedatives work by depressing the central nervous system, the overuse of the drugs can slow body functions to such a degree as to cause unconsciousness, respiratory failure, and death." This article explains the dangers of overdosing on sedatives or a combination of sedatives and other drugs such as opioids. 

Dangers of Sedative Overdose

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According to Buddy T, "As sedatives work by depressing the central nervous system, the overuse of the drugs can slow body functions to such a degree ...

Drug Overdose Drug Overdose

Article from Drug Policy Alliance

According to Drug Policy Alliance, "Accidental drug overdose is currently the leading cause of death in the United States for those under ...

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10 Article-Article jplist-topic-addiction jplist-topic-Death jplist-topic-Drugs jplist-topic-Epidemic jplist-topic-Overdose jplist-topic-Policy 0 319360 319360 According to Drug Policy Alliance, "Accidental drug overdose is currently the leading cause of death in the United States for those under 50. Drug overdose deaths now exceed those attributable to firearms, car accidents, homicides, or HIV/AIDS. More Americans died from a drug overdose in 2017 alone than died in the entire Vietnam War." The Drug Policy Alliance (DPA) is leading the national effort to reduce drug overdose deaths by promoting sensible, evidence-based solutions at the state and federal level.

Drug Overdose

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According to Drug Policy Alliance, "Accidental drug overdose is currently the leading cause of death in the United States for those under 50. Drug ...

What You Should Do if Someone Overdoses on.. → What You Should Do if Someone Overdoses on.. →

Article from Risk & Insurance by Elisa Ludwig

From the article: "In the battle to fight the opioid epidemic, one of the newest fronts is the office. According to the CDC’s National ...

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11 Article-Article jplist-topic-Career jplist-topic-Heroin jplist-topic-Opioids jplist-topic-Overdose jplist-topic-Work 0 319363 319363 From the article: "In the battle to fight the opioid epidemic, one of the newest fronts is the office. According to the CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics, 115 Americans die every day from an opioid overdose, with the number of deaths in workplace settings on the rise." This article explains what to do if someone overdoses on opioids while at work.

What You Should Do if Someone Overdoses on Opioids at Work

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From the article: "In the battle to fight the opioid epidemic, one of the newest fronts is the office. According to the CDC’s National Center for ...

Overdose Basics Overdose Basics

Article from International Overdose Awareness Day

From the article: "An overdose means having more of a drug (or combination of drugs) than your body can cope with. There are a number of ...

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12 Article-Article jplist-topic-awareness jplist-topic-Heroin jplist-topic-Opioids jplist-topic-Overdose jplist-topic-Risk 0 319376 319376 From the article: "An overdose means having more of a drug (or combination of drugs) than your body can cope with. There are a number of signs and symptoms that show someone has overdosed, and these differ with the type of drug used. All drugs can cause an overdose, including prescription medication prescribed by a doctor. It is important to know the right amount and the right time to take your medication. It is also vital to know what drugs should not be mixed, and to seek help if you feel you are not in control of your drug use." This article provides basic information on different types of overdoses, and has fact sheets on various drugs.

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From the article: "An overdose means having more of a drug (or combination of drugs) than your body can cope with. There are a number of signs and ...

Is It Possible to Overdose on Adderall? Is It Possible to Overdose on Adderall?

Article from Verywell Mind by Amy Morin, LCSW

According to Many Morin, "Adderall is a commonly abused prescription drug. It has been linked to enhanced cognitive function and academic ...

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13 Article-Article jplist-topic-Abuse jplist-topic-Adderall jplist-topic-addiction jplist-topic-Overdose jplist-topic-prescription-pills 0 319514 319514 According to Many Morin, "Adderall is a commonly abused prescription drug. It has been linked to enhanced cognitive function and academic performance, making it a popular drug among high school and college students."  This article discusses the serious effects of Adderall misuse that can sometimes lead to overdose and even death. 

Is It Possible to Overdose on Adderall?

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According to Many Morin, "Adderall is a commonly abused prescription drug. It has been linked to enhanced cognitive function and academic ...

Is It Possible to Overdose on Adderall? Is It Possible to Overdose on Adderall?

Article from Verywell Mind by Amy Morin, LCSW

From the article:"Adderall (amphetamine dextroamphetamine) is commonly prescribed to treat ADHD and narcolepsy. It’s considered a ...

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14 Article-Article jplist-topic-Adderall jplist-topic-Overdose jplist-topic-Stimulants 0 340991 340991 From the article:"Adderall (amphetamine dextroamphetamine) is commonly prescribed to treat ADHD and narcolepsy. It’s considered a schedule II controlled substance with high potential for abuse. It is possible to overdose on Adderall. In some cases, an Adderall overdose can be lethal."This article discusses Adderall misuse and the dangers of overdosing on Adderall.

Is It Possible to Overdose on Adderall?

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From the article:"Adderall (amphetamine dextroamphetamine) is commonly prescribed to treat ADHD and narcolepsy. It’s considered a schedule II ...

Hydrocodone/Oxycodone Overdose Hydrocodone/Oxycodone Overdose

Medically Reviewed Article from Healthline by Kristeen Moore and Diana K. ...

From the article:"Hydrocodone and oxycodone are powerful drugs that doctors only prescribe when they are needed. The ingredients in these ...

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15 Article-Article jplist-topic-Opioids jplist-topic-Overdose jplist-topic-Oxycodone 0 340997 340997 From the article:"Hydrocodone and oxycodone are powerful drugs that doctors only prescribe when they are needed. The ingredients in these drugs are habit-forming, and some people may become addicted to them. People who become addicted often build up a tolerance to the drug. This means they will need to take larger amounts in order to feel its effects. This type of behavior can often lead to an overdose."This article discusses the risk factors and causes of overdose of common prescription pain medications.

Hydrocodone/Oxycodone Overdose

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From the article:"Hydrocodone and oxycodone are powerful drugs that doctors only prescribe when they are needed. The ingredients in these drugs are ...

The Rise in Meth and Cocaine Overdose, Explained The Rise in Meth and Cocaine Overdose, Explained

Article from Vox by German Lopez

From the article:"In the 1960s and ’70s, heroin was the big drug of public concern. In the 1980s, it was crack cocaine. In the 1990s and ...

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16 Article-Article jplist-topic-cocaine jplist-topic-Meth jplist-topic-Overdose 0 342710 342710 From the article:"In the 1960s and ’70s, heroin was the big drug of public concern. In the 1980s, it was crack cocaine. In the 1990s and early 2000s, it was meth. Over the past decade and a half, opioid painkillers, heroin, and then fentanyl became the center of America’s drug problem.It’s not clear if the next phase is here yet — opioids are still a huge problem — but the worry is stimulants will start to pick up if opioids plateau and fall."This article discusses the rise in stimulant overdoses in response to the opioid epidemic.

The Rise in Meth and Cocaine Overdose, Explained

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From the article:"In the 1960s and ’70s, heroin was the big drug of public concern. In the 1980s, it was crack cocaine. In the 1990s and early ...

After Opioid Overdose, Most Young People Aren’t.. → After Opioid Overdose, Most Young People Aren’t.. →

Article from NIH Director's Blog

From the article: Drug overdoses continue to take far too many lives, driven primarily by the opioid crisis (though other drugs, such as ...

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17 Article-Article jplist-topic-addiction jplist-topic-Opioids jplist-topic-Overdose jplist-topic-Treatment 0 345371 345371 From the article: Drug overdoses continue to take far too many lives, driven primarily by the opioid crisis (though other drugs, such as methamphetamine and cocaine, are also major concerns). While NIH’s Helping to End Addiction Long-term (HEAL) Initiative is taking steps to address this terrible crisis, new findings serve as another wake-up call that young people battling opioid addiction need a lot more assistance to get back on the right track.

After Opioid Overdose, Most Young People Aren’t Getting Addiction Treatment

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From the article: Drug overdoses continue to take far too many lives, driven primarily by the opioid crisis (though other drugs, such as ...

Long Term Effects of Overdoses on the Brain Long Term Effects of Overdoses on the Brain

Article from The Fix by Kristance Harlow

From the article:"Heart problems and oxygen deprivation are two common symptoms of an overdose that we see in many drug-related deaths. But ...

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18 Article-Article jplist-topic-Brain jplist-topic-Overdose jplist-topic-Science-Of-Addiction 0 345631 345631 From the article:"Heart problems and oxygen deprivation are two common symptoms of an overdose that we see in many drug-related deaths. But what happens to the brain during an overdose? Are there lasting effects? Can an overdose cause permanent brain damage?"This article explains what happens to the body both during and after an overdose and discusses the long-term implications of overdoses. 

Long Term Effects of Overdoses on the Brain

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From the article:"Heart problems and oxygen deprivation are two common symptoms of an overdose that we see in many drug-related deaths. But what ...

We Asked an ER Doctor All The Ways You Could Die.. → We Asked an ER Doctor All The Ways You Could Die.. →

Article from Vice by Manisha Krishnan

According to Manisha Krishnan, "Overdose implies that there's a therapeutic dose that's effective and you've taken more than that, so when ...

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19 Article-Article jplist-topic-Death jplist-topic-Drug-Overdose 0 375862 375862 According to Manisha Krishnan, "Overdose implies that there's a therapeutic dose that's effective and you've taken more than that, so when you apply it to something like a street drug, there is no sort of effective dose," said Gutman, a BC-based emergency doctor and founder of Rockdoc Consulting which provides harm reduction services at music festivals."This article is about drug overdose and the potential causes and risks.

We Asked an ER Doctor All The Ways You Could Die of a Drug Overdose

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According to Manisha Krishnan, "Overdose implies that there's a therapeutic dose that's effective and you've taken more than that, so when you apply ...

Opioid overdose should be treated like attempted.. → Opioid overdose should be treated like attempted.. →

Article from STAT by David A. Patterson Silver Wolf

David A. Patterson Silver Wolf says, "Someone rescued from a potentially fatal opioid overdose needs that same professional reaction: an ...

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20 Article-Article jplist-topic-opioid jplist-topic-Overdose jplist-topic-suicide 0 375876 375876 David A. Patterson Silver Wolf says, "Someone rescued from a potentially fatal opioid overdose needs that same professional reaction: an emergency hold."This article talks about overdose and the possible interventions that medical personnel could take to help prevent them from recurring. 

Opioid overdose should be treated like attempted suicide: with an emergency hold

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David A. Patterson Silver Wolf says, "Someone rescued from a potentially fatal opioid overdose needs that same professional reaction: an emergency ...

Overdoses, Naloxone and the Georgia 911 Medical.. → Overdoses, Naloxone and the Georgia 911 Medical.. →

Article from Guide, Inc.

According to Guide, Inc., "According to Georgia Overdose Prevention, the law offers “protection for people who call 911 and seek medical ...

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21 Article-Article jplist-topic-Drug-Overdose jplist-topic-Georgia jplist-topic-Medical-Amnesty-Law jplist-topic-Naloxone 0 375884 375884 According to Guide, Inc., "According to Georgia Overdose Prevention, the law offers “protection for people who call 911 and seek medical assistance for someone experiencing a drug or alcohol-related overdose. The caller and the victim cannot be arrested, charged, or prosecuted for small amounts of drugs, alcohol, or drug paraphernalia if the evidence was obtained as a result of seeking medical assistance."This article talks about drug overdose in Georgia and the benefits of the drug Naloxone.

Overdoses, Naloxone and the Georgia 911 Medical Amnesty Law

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According to Guide, Inc., "According to Georgia Overdose Prevention, the law offers “protection for people who call 911 and seek medical assistance ...

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