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Heroin deaths surpass gun homicides for the first time, CDC data shows

December 16, 2016 Opioid deaths continued to surge in 2015, surpassing 30,000 for the first time in recent history, according to CDC data released Thursday. That marks an increase of nearly 5,000 deaths from... Read More

One-third of long-term users say they're hooked on prescription opioids

December 16, 2016 UNNATURAL CAUSES | SICK AND DYING IN SMALL-TOWN AMERICA: Since the turn of this century, death rates have risen for whites in midlife, particularly women. Read More

Orange County Sheriff's Office saves lives with overdose antidote

September 29, 2016 When the Orange County Sheriff's Office began using an antidote for opioid overdoses two months ago, some deputies had their doubts. But after seeing the results of the lifesaving drug play out in ... Read More

This is America on drugs: A visual guide

September 29, 2016 In modern history, few things have caused such a sharp spike in US deaths as drug overdoses. CNN reached out to every state for the latest statistics on drug deaths, with half providi... Read More

Pair in Ohio heroin photo 'almost definitely' would have died, official says

September 12, 2016 The unconscious man and woman in the photograph distributed by an Ohio police department as part of a heroin-awareness initiative "almost definitely" would have died had police not intervened, East... Read More

US surgeon general sends warning letter to all doctors on opioid epidemic

August 25, 2016 (CNN) - In the next few days, every doctor in the United States will be receiving this letter (PDF)... Read More