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On the front lines of the heroin epidemic, offering a lifesaving treatment

Deaths from opioid overdose are at an all-time high across the United States, and Birmingham has been hit particularly hard. In the past four years, heroin overdose deaths in Jefferson County and surr... read more

A festering opioid crisis, worn-out families and ‘so much pain to process’

In “Dopesick,” journalist and author Beth Macy takes readers to the front lines of the opioid epidemic ... her book to the treatment of opioid addiction. In Roanoke, we watched a weekly session run by ... read more

Panelists: More treatment needed to combat opioid crisis

WILTON, N.Y. >> The nightmarish heroin and opioids ... “I’m on the front lines every day,” she said. “I don’t care how many treatment centers you have, how many drug courts there are, this epidemic wi... read more

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NEWS MAKERS OF THE YEAR: The heroes on the front lines of Greater Taunton's heroin epidemic

Some were elected and non-elected officials; others were parents of addicts or recovering addicts themselves; and on the front line ... treatment needs to become the central focus as the city wrests i... read more


On the front lines of Russia's 'staggering' HIV epidemic

MOSCOW () - Anna Alimova works on the front lines of Russia's growing ... is a main driver of the HIV epidemic sweeping the world's largest country. One man emerging from the pharmacy hesitates and th... read more

Buncombe County considers needle exchange program

“We are the front line,” says Hillary Brown ... Prevention says the estimated lifetime cost of HIV treatment is more than $400,000. The concept of needle exchange started with the HIV/AIDS epidemic in ... read more

Fighting back: How money, passion and prescribing practices are changing lives

On the front lines According to data from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, total statewide deaths from opioids and heroin use jumped from ... for causing chaos around the epidemic ... read more

Heroin on the front lines | How overdoses are overloading the system

It takes a coordinated effort from all of the city’s first responders to fight the heroin epidemic here ... but it's also impacting the people on the front lines on a deeper level. "It just becomes ju... read more

As more details of Prince’s death emerge, here’s the view from the front lines of the drug epidemic

On the front lines of America’s fight against a drug-abuse epidemic ... care that the clinic could offer him, their family’s attorney told the Star Tribune. “The plan was to quickly evaluate his healt... read more

On the front lines of the heroin epidemic, offering a lifesaving treatment

Naloxone kits have prevented more than 10,000 deaths from opioid overdose since local distribution programs began in 1996. Now, as deaths from opioid overdose reach an all-time high in the United Stat... read more



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