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opioid overdose

Opioid-meth addiction complicates treatment

People who use both drugs may find it especially difficult to break free.

Patient Story

‘And so I kept living’

Sara Riemersma overdosed on pain medication. Spectrum Health saved her life. As a paramedic, she's now paying it forward, saving other lives.

2 of 3 U.S. patients keep unused painkillers after surgery

Saving leftover pills, and not storing them correctly, could lead to opioid misuse or abuse.

Mental health myths abound in the U.S.

For instance, survey finds less than half can recognize anxiety.

Opioid painkillers and anxiety meds: A deadly mix?

Thirty percent of fatal opioid overdoses involved both types of meds, but number of people prescribed both has spiked.

Ex-NFL star talks painkillers

'Every day 44 people die from prescription opioids because they are not taking their medications safely.'

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