Overdose Prevention

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How Can We Deal With Overdoses?

Preparedness, education and compassion: One addiction expert shares her insights into saving lives and grappling with trauma, on International Overdose Awareness Day.

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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.

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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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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