Preparedness, education and compassion: One addiction expert shares her insights into saving lives and grappling with trauma, on International Overdose Awareness Day.
How can I tell, and what can I do to help? A supportive, compassionate presence is a difference-maker to those suffering addiction or starting recovery. Here's how you can be one.
A guide to being a compassionate and supportive presence, from the Addiction Policy Forum.
The "Last Week Tonight" host dedicated a segment to the latest tools and programs that aim to keep people who use drugs safe. Plus: how you can help.
Dr. Nora Volkow, director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse, explains the basics of addiction and where to get help, in this video.
In this video, people who use drugs, people in recovery, and harm reduction professionals impart advice to health professionals caring for people who use drugs.
In this TEDx Talk, Sam Fowler shares her experiences suffering from what is sometimes called the family disease: the addiction of a loved one.
Most people don't realize how alcohol use impacts their body or health. Learn how it affects the brain, kidneys, pancreas, heart, liver and skin.
Heavy alcohol consumption can take a serious health toll, but many people don't know the signs to look for. Understand if you need to seek help.
Addiction does not form overnight, and loved ones are best positioned to gauge changes in behaviors, physical attributes and attitudes.
Addiction is complicated and emotional for the families of those needing treatment and in recovery. This Addiction Policy Forum resource can help you navigate it.