Tags: "overdose"

13 Apr
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Adolescent Drug Overdose Deaths Skyrocketing

A new analysis of trends in drug overdose deaths among adolescents aged 14 to 18 years finds drug overdose deaths dramatically increased by 94% between 2019 and 2020 and continued to climb by 20% from 2020 to 2021, despite holding ...

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07 Apr
0

Public Health Alert: DEA Warns of Increase in Mass-Overdoses Related to Deadly Fentanyl

Mass-overdose events occur when three or more overdoses take place at the same location and close in time. These mass-overdose events are mainly attributed to dealers selling drugs claiming to be cocaine or selling fake prescription pills that look identical ...

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01 Dec
0

Overdose deaths top 100,000

According to the latest data from the CDC, overdose deaths rose by 29% from 78,056 in the 12-month period ending in April 2019 to 100,306 in the subsequent 12 month period. This represents the highest 12-month total in American history.

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24 May
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Florida Hit Hard by Overdose Deaths Throughout Pandemic

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, deaths from drug overdoses dramatically increased throughout the U.S. and states such as Florida have been especially hard hit. According to the latest data from the Centers for Disease Control, Florida accounted for ...

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11 Mar
0

Overdoses Reach Their Highest Level Ever

New data released by the CDC show that over 83,000 people died from an overdose in the 12-month period ending in July of 2020. This tragic figure represents an 24.2% increase over the 12-month period ending in July of 2019 ...

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23 Sep
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Impacts of COVID-19 on Substance Use, Opioid Overdose, and Treatment

The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated challenges for millions of adults with substance use disorders. New obstacles for obtaining treatment exist as do increasing stressors, including isolation, unemployment, and illness.

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06 Apr
0

Isolation due to coronavirus coupled with stimulus checks may spell relapse and overdose for many

The covid-19 pandemic is one of the most challenging circumstances ever encountered in the history of the United States. The isolating shelter-in-place orders that are in effect in all but 9 states presents a unique set of difficulties for both ...

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17 Aug
0

As opioid overdose numbers rise, so does the cost of naloxone

These price increases came at the peak of the opioid epidemic without any explanation.

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