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The risks of the spice epidemic on mental health

Prison officers wrote an open letter to Home Office urging the drug to be reclassified, while The Prison Officer Association has said that the spice epidemic ... are in the front line of helping ... read more

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

Editorial: Fight against opioids hits new fronts

But there are signs that the nation might be making some early headway against this epidemic ... themselves unexpectedly thrust onto the front lines. First, though, the headline: The federal ... 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


From addict to crusader: A new leader emerges in Minnesota's Indian community

Thousands of Indians have joined the street outreach group he founded, known as Natives Against Heroin (NAH), which is ... is literally putting his life on the line for people in need,” said Richard L... 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

70 deaths in 30 days

The crisis by the numbers He died in a neighborhood buckling under the weight of an epidemic, blanketed by heroin and fentanyl ... long advocated by workers on the front lines. The city is installing ... read more

Cuomo: Addiction treatment centers to offer training on preventing heroin overdoses

Addiction treatment centers managed by the state Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services will offer training sessions over the next five months on how to prevent heroin and opioid ... first ... read more

Peabody drug outreach program goes door to door

The teams — made up of one firefighter and one clinician from Healthy Streets, both trained in overdose prevention and treatment ... already on the front lines of the opiate crisis, responding to over... 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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