Synthetic Opioid Driving Overdose Death Rate
An unintended consequence of manufacturing a drug as quick and powerful as fentanyl is how easily the smallest overdose can kill: Currently nearly half of overdoses involve the drug, alone or in combination with other drugs, a NIDA study reports.
No End in Sight: The Abuse of Prescription Narcotics
About 20,000 deaths in the United States in 2014 were attributed to problems associated with narcotics and prescription drug use. Our article explains the neurobiological basis of drug addiction and traces its history and evolution.