Opioid Use Disorder (OUD)

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FDA Approves Over-the-Counter Narcan Sales in Major Move To Curb Overdoses

A critical medication for preventing opioid overdose deaths will now be available on store shelves nationwide, no prescription needed.

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What the Fentanyl Crisis Actually Looks Like

The headlines are sensational, but many victims use fentanyl unknowingly and die quietly. Peter Attia hosts a Texas sheriff's deputy on his podcast to learn how we got here and what we can do.

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Finally, Some Good News in the Opioid Epidemic

Narcan, the lifesaving overdose prevention medication, may soon be available over the counter, and a vaccine against fentanyl is in development. Read up!

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The Facts About Fentanyl

The news may sometimes sensationalize this powerful synthetic opioid, but around two-thirds of all overdose deaths in the U.S. involve fentanyl — and many people take it without even knowing.

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Talk Sober Live: ‘Opioids, Inc.’ Documentary Filmmaker on Holding Pharma Accountable

Nick Verbitsky joined All Sober's Maeve O'Neill and Geoff Botak for a wide-ranging discussion about the future of addiction and a big hurdle yet to be overcome — stopping the bad actors of the opioid crisis.

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Watch ‘Opioids, Inc.,’ a Story of Corporate Greed, Fraud and Death by Fentanyl

Documentary producer Nick Verbitsky joined All Sober to discuss his startling account of Insys, a pharma company that bribed doctors to push a fentanyl spray now linked to hundreds of deaths.

International Overdose Awareness Day: Take Action

Get Involved: Resources for International Overdose Awareness Day

On this day of remembrance and action, learn how everyone can help prevent overdoses and end the stigma.

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Tools To Know: The Basics of Vivitrol, aka Naltrexone

The non-habit-forming medication can be highly effective in combating addiction to opioids and alcohol. Read up on it.

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New CDC Findings: Drug Overdose Deaths Rise, Racial and Ethnic Disparities Widen

In just one year, death rates increased 44% for Black individuals, and 39% for American Indian and Alaska Native individuals.

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What Does Opioid Withdrawal Feel Like?

"Every cell in my body hurt" — that's how one person describes opioid withdrawal. But effective treatments are available. Learn more from this Psych Hub video.

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Mental Health and Managing Chronic Pain

Long-term pain doesn't just hurt — it can impact mood, sleep and relationships, and be mismanaged with alcohol or opioids. But there are ways to feel better. Learn more from this Psych Hub video.

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What Are Opioids?

Oxycodone, fentanyl, heroin — some of these extremely powerful drugs are prescribed to treat pain, but all can be highly addictive. Learn more from this Psych Hub video.

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