The doctor didn't believe my symptoms. But I was right
Once my doctor saw the results he changed his tune incredibly quickly.
"I was raped. Doctors thought I was hysterical"
The entire area was dark. As I approached my car I suddenly felt a man holding a knife against my neck.
"I'm a doctor, I hid my opioid addiction for 10 years"
One of the biggest problems with addiction is that people are very good at hiding it from themselves.
"A doctor used fentanyl to manage my pain. I nearly lost everything"
I just checked out of life completely. The withdrawals are unimaginable.
"I've been a nurse for 30 Years. Opioids saved my patients' lives"
I never thought I'd see the day when we would deny people pain relief and they'd resort to suicide.
"Doctors didn't diagnose my cancer then denied me pain medication"
The constant gaslighting made me feel like my pain didn't count.
"I'm in agony day and night. Doctors won't give me the pain relief I need"
I had a terrible accident. Daily, I wished for the amputation of my legs.
How the opioid backlash went wrong
Patients with legitimate medical needs are losing access to opioids while addiction and overdose rates continue to climb
"I prescribe opioids. We shouldn't treat everyone like an addict"
A pain doctor cautions against "a blanket no" on opioids for all patients: "The pendulum has swung too far."
"Our Tommy died of an opioid overdose. We can't lose another generation"
Losing her son to addiction turned this mother into an advocate for people with substance abuse disorders.
Zombie drug tranq can lead to necrosis, amputations and death
Xylazine has spread to 36 states as addicts use it to prolong their high.
"I help women overcome opioid addiction while living with their kids"
Jennifer Hancock tells Newsweek about running treatment facilities where mothers live with their children, in this original essay.
The DEA Needs To Do More, Not Less, To Combat Opioid Abuse
The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration is facing scrutiny about its efforts to reduce the supply of prescription opioids.
MDMA use at start of pandemic rose almost 300 percent in New England town
Researchers also found spikes in fentanyl and amphetamines by examining the town's sewage.
Legalizing weed reduced opioid use in America's cancer patients
"With increasing medical marijuana legalization, marijuana may be substituting for opioids for cancer-related pain," a researcher said.
Bethenny Frankel calls opioids "most dangerous weapon" you can have in home
According to the CDC, "overdose deaths involving opioids increased from an estimated 70,029 in 2020 to 80,816 in 2021."
George Floyd's family considering Kanye West lawsuit, lawyer says
The Grammy-winning hip hop star and designer is in hot water for claiming Floyd died as a result of having an opiate in his blood, a substantiated claim.
Rainbow fentanyl could be poised for Halloween spike after Lego box seizure
Rainbow fentanyl—regular fentanyl dyed with food coloring—is an opioid drug responsible for 80 per cent of all overdose deaths in New York City.
Exclusive - Chinese Ambassador: Sanctions Hurt Fight Against Fentanyl Flow
"China is a well-intentioned and sincere partner ready for international cooperation and for global co-governance on counter-narcotics," Ambassador Qin said.
Kellyanne Conway Mocked for Relating Opioid Deaths to Marijuana: 'Nonsense'
Conway criticized Pennsylvania Lieutenant Governor John Fetterman for hanging a marijuana flag amid the opioid crisis in the U.S.
Rainbow Fentanyl: What It Looks Like and What Happens if You Overdose
Fentanyl, a synthetic opioid, is around 50 times more potent than heroin, and 100 times more powerful than morphine.
We Have The Tools to Prevent Opioid Deaths and Improve Health Equity
The pandemic exposed deep inequities that persist in our health care system, and the opioid crisis is no different.
Mom-to-Be Wanting Money From Dead Ex's Family Without Paternity Test Slated
A Reddit user seeking advice explained her brother had died of an overdose before his girlfriend announced she was pregnant and wanted financial help.
Kratom vs. CBD: Key Differences Between the Herbal Drugs Taking Over U.S.
Kratom, an herbal drug that is gaining popularity in the U.S., is similar to CBD in many ways but affects different parts of the brain.
'We Are Dying Out Here': Families Affected by Fentanyl Demand Biden Action
Andrea Thomas, co-founder of the Facing Fentanyl organization, told Newsweek that Biden needs to "alert people to this danger" associated with illicit fentanyl.
Walgreens Helped Fuel San Francisco's Opioid Crisis, Judge Rules
"We never manufactured or marketed opioids, nor did we distribute them to the 'pill mills' and internet pharmacies that fueled this crisis," Walgreens said.
'F*** the Job': Fury As Worker Fired for Lateness After Saving Man's Life
The internet has praised a man for administering life-saving first aid on his way to work—and slammed his employer's decision to let him go.
We Can Do Better Than Drug Consumption Sites
Drug consumption sites are not a panacea, and an inordinate amount of time and money has been spent litigating their utility rather than implementing more effective and cheaper policies.
Special Needs Students Given Fentanyl by School Worker: Police
Police found over 100 suspected fentanyl pills, two handguns, and various types of ammunition at Melissa Harloam-Garrison's on-campus home.
Record Numbers of Americans Are Dying of Overdoses. Where's the Justice?
While the media & the DOJ focus on scandal, reparative justice remains elusive.