Drug Addiction

More than 70,000 Americans die of a drug overdose each year, and overdose deaths are thought to be a leading contributor to decreased lifespans across the country.

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I Was Addicted to the Weight-Loss Drug Phentermine for 15 Years: 'I’d Spiraled to a Dark Place'

After this popular pill was prescribed to her by a weight-loss clinic, writer Harmony Hobbs quickly became hooked. Here, she opens up about her emotional struggle with addiction and alcoholism—and her decision to finally get sober.
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A Nurse Stole Cancer Patients' Opioids and Diluted Them With Tap Water, Leading to Rare Infection

Her actions highlight how devastating the opioid crisis has become.