Articles and information on various addictions, especially narcotics.




  • Opiate Abuse Overview

Hosted by, this website has a good overview of the problem. Read more.


  • Mapping the Opioid Epidemic in the US

Drug overdose is the leading cause of accidental deaths in the U.S.  More than 47,000 people died from drug overdoses in 2014, up from roughly 17,000 in 1999. In roughly the same time period, opioid-related deaths quadrupled, which is perhaps not too surprising as opioid prescriptions have tripled over the past 20 years. It’s a deadly problem impacting families and communities (large and small) in all corners of the U.S.  Read more.


  • Growing Accessibility of Opioids in Rural Areas

Many living in rural areas lack basic access to substance abuse treatment services. Nearly 82 percent lack access to detox services. Read more. 

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