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opioids

Teens account for 1 in 4 opioid ODs

As illegal drugs become more potent, it increases the odds that just a small amount could lead to overdose.

Child drug poisoning—an adult problem

Thousands of kids are sent to emergency room each year because parents or grandparents failed to properly secure medications.

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.

Report: America’s health outlook worsens

Deaths from drug abuse and suicide—particularly among young people—are fueling a bleak life expectancy forecast.

Creeping threat: Kratom

Reports of poisoning from this unregulated herbal substance have jumped 50-fold in the past six years.

Patient Story

‘Don’t wait to get help’

After seeking treatment for addiction during her pregnancy, a mom shares a message of hope and recovery.

Trump says opioid crisis is a national emergency

The majority of overdose deaths are attributed to prescription painkillers.

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.

Troubling trend in senior prescriptions

In patients 65 and older, use of opioids, antidepressants, tranquilizers and antipsychotics more than doubled from 2004 to 2013.

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