(NEW YORK) -- Opioid overdose deaths in adolescents rose far more rapidly than the general population between 2019 and 2021, according to a new study of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data. The study found that deaths from opioid overdoses in teens ages 14... Read More.
(BOULDER, Colo.) -- Last September, Ryan Christoff found his then 16-year-old daughter barely breathing in their home near Boulder, Colorado. Little did he know at the time, but his daughter was suffering from an overdose. She had taken a half of a Percocet pill given... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- It's been two months since New York City opened the first-ever overdose prevention center (OPC) in the United States, and public health experts said the clinic is already saving lives. OPCs are a form of harm reduction, which is a set of strategies... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- The drug overdose epidemic in the United States, now primarily driven by synthetic opioids like ultra-deadly fentanyl, costs the nation roughly $1 trillion a year, according to a new bipartisan congressional report released Tuesday. "Whether measured in lives or in dollars, the United... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- Authorities arrested four men Wednesday in connection with the overdose death of actor Michael K. Williams. Police arrested Irving Cartagena in Puerto Rico following a four-month investigation into "The Wire" actor's death. Cartagena was caught on surveillance footage allegedly selling heroin to... Read More.
(HARTFORD, Conn.) -- Investigators say they discovered over 100 bags of fentanyl in the bedroom of a Connecticut teen who overdosed and died earlier this month and are seeking any information on the person who provided the drugs. The Hartford Police Department said Wednesday that... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- More than 100,000 people in the U.S. died of a drug overdose during the first year of the pandemic, a nearly 29% increase from the same time period in 2019, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Wednesday. The vast... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- Family members of a former NHL player who had cocaine and fentanyl in his system when he died are now speaking out to warn people about the risks of fentanyl, a powerful synthetic opioid. Jimmy Hayes, a 31-year-old father of two who... Read More.
International Overdose Awareness Day was initiated in 2001 by Sally J Finn at the Salvation Army in St Kilda, Melbourne, Australia. Since then, many community members as well as government and non-government organizations around the world have held events to raise awareness and commemorate... Read More.
By KATIE KINDELAN, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- Dr. Laura Berman, a nationally-known relationship and sex expert who has appeared on programs like The Oprah Winfrey Show and The Dr. Oz Show, is sharing a warning for parents after her son died of an... Read More.
By ERIN SCHUMAKER, ABC News(ATLANTA) -- While news coverage of United States' opioid epidemic has taken a backseat to the coronavirus this year, new numbers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention forecast a grim year for fatal overdoses.
BY: BILL HUTCHINSON, ABC NEWS (MINNEAPOLIS) -- A defense attorney for the fired Minneapolis police officer charged with murder in connection with the death of George Floyd is asking a judge to drop all charges, arguing the 46-year-old man's death... Read More.