Much more often than not, attempting to talk to friends or family members about their potential drug or alcohol abuse is a sensitive, challenging, and sometimes painful undertaking. It is natural for an individual who is addicted to drugs or alcohol, not to recognize the long-term consequences that cause pain and suffering to more people than just themselves. When seeking to help others overcome their addiction and the constant struggle with substance abuse, sometimes it is through those caring friends or family members that the user can finally find some relief2 by setting boundaries.

Insys Therapeutics Inc. agreed to pay $4.45 million to resolve a lawsuit by Illinois’ attorney general claiming it deceptively marketed an addictive fentanyl-based cancer pain drug for off-label uses.

Partnership for Drug-Free Kids announced the national launch of “Search and Rescue,” a prescriber education campaign that gives healthcare providers the resources they need to prescribe opioids responsibly and prevent the misuse and abuse of medicine in their practices.

With a nod to his own drug use as a young man, President Barack Obama on Tuesday called for more funding and a new approach to help people addicted to heroin and prescription drugs, seeking to shine a public spotlight on an increasingly deadly killer. During an appearance at a drug abuse summit in Atlanta, […]

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton would launch a $10 billion initiative to tackle drug and alcohol addiction, a problem she speaks of often on the campaign trail and which affects 23 million Americans.   Clinton’s plan would include a new $7.5 billion federal fund to support states that launch addiction-related prevention, treatment, medical response, prescription […]