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The Dangers of Opioids in the WorkplacePosted on: May 13, 2021
Drug overdose is the number one cause of unintentional death in the U.S. According to the CDC, in 2018, more than 67,000 people died from drug overdoses. The main culprit of the deaths being opioids, including: prescriptions, heroin and fentanyl. The Biden administration released its … Continue readingRead More
Overdose Deaths Have Surged During the Pandemic, C.D.C. Data ShowsPosted on: May 13, 2021
The latest numbers surpass even the yearly tolls during the height of the opioid epidemic and mark a reversal of progress against addiction in recent years. More than 87,000 Americans died of drug overdoses over the 12-month period that ended … Continue readingRead More
Covid-19 Increases Stress And Traumatic Stress Disorders Including Drug Abuse And Fatal OverdosesPosted on: May 13, 2021
A syndemic refers to multiple interrelated epidemics happening at the same time. Covid-19 has unleashed and amplified a number of simultaneous personal, social, medical, political, and economic crises. This article is part two of a series of articles exploring the … Continue readingRead More
Sober Brown Girls Is A Rare Safe Space For Women Of Color Looking To Overcome AddictionPosted on: April 8, 2021
A particularly grueling January morning which followed another night of binge drinking led Sober Brown Girls founder Kirstin Walker to find her way toward sobriety. In hindsight, she realizes it was shame that had kept sending her back to the … Continue readingRead More
As Overdoses Reach New Highs, Messaging on Addiction Needs More NuancePosted on: April 8, 2021
Fascinating new research suggests on how to reduce the stigma of addiction and why Biden health officials should read it. Although the coronavirus has overshadowed the drug crisis, fatalities due to opioids and stimulants continue to climb, with a new … Continue readingRead More