Woman Overdoses Moments After Surrendering To Illinois JailAuthorities say a woman overdosed and was saved by officers moments after she walked into a suburban Chicago jail to turn herself in on an arrest warrant.
Feds Charge 600 People In $2 Billion Opioid FeudThe arrests come as the result of what the department called the largest heath care fraud takedown ever in the U.S.
Mussels Off The Coast Of Seattle Test Positive For OpioidsScientists used mussels as a barometer of pollution in the waters off Seattle, and discovered that oxycodone is now present enough in the marine environment there for shellfish to test positive.
Are We Growing Numb To The Opioid Epidemic?"Addiction Solution" author Lloyd I. Sederer, MD, asks if we're growing desensitized to the opioid epidemic.
Illinois County Sees Its Highest Number Of Opioid OverdosesWill County in northern Illinois has seen the highest number of fatal opioid overdoses in its history.
A State Crackdown On Doctors Overprescribing Addictive And Dangerous DrugsOpioid overdoses are up 60 percent and all too often the source of those drugs are doctors, some using their medical license as a license to deal.
Mother Lost Two Sons To Opioid Abuse In Same Night, Shares Story With Thousands Of TeensAn Indiana mother lost two young sons to drugs and is now turning turning her grief into action.
City Council Denies Proposed Wheaton Drug Rehab FacilityThe Wheaton City Council turned down a substance abuse center that wanted to open an in- and out-patient center in the western suburb.
Proposed Wheaton Residential Drug Rehab Facility Draws ConcernsWhile nearly 80 people were killed by opioids in DuPage County in 2017, when it comes to treatment, some are saying "not in my backyard."
Chicago Surgeon Sets Up Medication Disposal ProgramDr. Jonah Stulberg is taking steps to ensure highly-addictive opioid medications don't fall into the wrong hands.
Narcan: The Overdose Antidote Drawing Some BacklashNumbers provided by the state show Naloxone, also known as Narcan, use by emergency responders has increased 250 percent.
Gov. Rauner Launches 24/7 Helpline To Combat Opioid EpidemicThe statewide helpline will provide immediate assistance for those impacted by addiction to opioids and other substances.