Tag: Drug Abuse
Discharged, Dismissed: ERs Often Miss Chance To Set Overdose Survivors On ‘Better Path’
By Rachel Bluth, Kaiser Health News The last time heroin landed Marissa Angerer in a Midland, Texas, emergency room — naked and unconscious — was May 2016. But that wasn’t her first drug-related interaction with the health system. Doctors had…
Meth and opioid use during pregnancy rises, study
Amphetamine and opioid use in pregnancy has increased substantially over the last decade in the U.S., particularly in rural counties, a new study has found
Kim Kardashian West and ecstasy: A reminder of the social dangers of the drug
“I did ecstasy once, and I got married … I did it again, I made a sex tape … like, everything bad would happen.”
How Fentanyl Changes the Opioid Equation
With lethal amounts of fentanyl showing up in heroin and other drugs throughout the country, active drug users are at a greater risk of dying than ever before
Workers Overdose On The Job, And Employers Struggle To Respond
Many employers — ill-equipped or unwilling to confront an issue they are at a loss to handle — turn a blind eye to addiction within their workforce.
Increase in new HIV cases in King County among heterosexuals who inject drugs
Public health has identified a cluster of 8 people with HIV infection in north Seattle. All were living homeless and injected or used illicit drugs.