Opinion: Fentanyl Overdose Deaths Are Symptoms of a Larger Mental Health Problem

Sheriff’s deputies assist a man who is experiencing a drug overdose. Courtesy OnScene.TV The number of local drug overdose deaths from fentanyl has risen dramatically over the last several years.…

Soaring Overdose Rates in the Pandemic Reflected Widening Racial Disparities

The pandemic’s devastating impact on drug overdose deaths in the United States hit people of color the hardest, with rates among young Black people rising the most sharply, according to…

Teen overdose deaths are rapidly rising — but not because more of them are using drugs

Adolescent overdose deaths in the United States more than doubled from 2010 to 2021, jumping from 518 to 1,146 deaths annually, according the study, which published in JAMA. In 2021,…

Health district warns parents to keep medication out of reach following 7-child overdose in Hopewell

RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) – According to Hopewell police, the seven children who were rushed to the hospital Wednesday after overdosing on anxiety medication are all recovering in the hospital. But…