Opioids: A Worldwide Epidemic

Throughout the world, half a million deaths each year are attributed to drug use. Of these, more than 70 percent are related to opioid use. More than 30 percent of those deaths are caused by overdose. In 2017 alone, the World Health Organization estimates that 115,000 people died from opioid overdose. Yet, overdoses that do not lead to death are... read more »

Understanding Opioids and Opiates

More than likely, you have heard that we are facing an opioid crisis. Yet, you may still find yourself feeling a bit confused by the various terms and other information that is available regarding this type of drug and the crisis that surrounds it. One common question asked about opioids is what is the difference between an opioid and an... read more »