International Overdose Day

International Overdose Day

Every year on the 31st of August, a global campaign of raising awareness about the preventable nature of overdose deaths is recognized. We are encouraged to be mindful on Overdose Awareness Day of the signs of drug abuse, addiction, and how to help our loved ones...
Pandemic Powers the Opioid Epidemic

Pandemic Powers the Opioid Epidemic

As the COVID-19 pandemic collides with the Opioid Epidemic, many people are suffering from the impact. Anxiety, uncertainty, isolation, financial worries, changes at home are threats to people with a substance use disorder (SUD) or cause those at risk of developing...
NOPAIN ACT Key to Curb Epidemic

NOPAIN ACT Key to Curb Epidemic

A bipartisan piece of legislation, the Non-Opioids Prevent Addiction in the Nation (NOPAIN) Act (S. 3067/H.R. 5172), has been languishing in the House of Representatives since last November. The bill proposes a few important changes to the way Medicare covers...