Addiction

Read: Boston Hospital Tries New Approach to Address On-Site ODs

Boston Hospital Tries New Approach to Address On-Site ODs

Security officers now carry an opiate antidote so they can save the lives of drug users who overdose.

Read: Study Finds Increasing Amount of Deaths Due to Sedative ODs

Study Finds Increasing Amount of Deaths Due to Sedative ODs

The study’s authors encouraged parents to keep the drugs out of the reach of their children.

Read: Nurse Stole Pain Meds from Hospital for More Than 2 Years

Nurse Stole Pain Meds from Hospital for More Than 2 Years

Providence Care has learned that a nurse with access to narcotics stored on a palliative care unit removed hydromorphone.

Read: Study Identifies People Most Likely to Abuse Painkillers

Study Identifies People Most Likely to Abuse Painkillers

People with a history of smoking or drug abuse are more likely to abuse painkillers according to a new study.

Read: 2 Men Arrested after Posing as Hospital Doctors in Separate Incidents

2 Men Arrested after Posing as Hospital Doctors in Separate Incidents

Two men, Ryan Epperson and Terrance King, were arrested in separate incidents for posing as doctors at hospitals. Epperson’s motivation for his crimes was drug addiction, while King’s decisions may have been related to his mental illness.

Read: Officers and Addiction

Officers and Addiction

There was a time when agencies just cast out the chemically dependent police officer; now the focus is on salvaging careers and lives.

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