By Allison G. S. Knox
Community paramedicine allows EMTs to provide medical assistance to patients in their homes. Learn how this model can help relieve overburdened EMS units in the opioid crisis.
By Dr. Jennifer Sedillo and Nirav Patel
Kratom is a herbal supplement commonly used to treat opioid withdrawal. However, much is unknown about its active ingredients. Learn more about kratom and why it's so important for there to be further investigation into its addictive nature and potential harm to users.
By Dr. Michael Pittaro and Shanna O'Connor
Babies born to opioid-dependent mothers often battle dangerous withdrawal symptoms and other medical complications. The opioid crisis shows no sign of slowing down and lawmakers must consider how we can best protect these most vulnerable victims.
By David E. Hubler
Synthetic drugs are often incredibly potent and difficult to regulate because manufacturers are able to modify their molecular structures to sidestep the Controlled Substance Act. Learn more about the issue and potential sentencing amendments.
By Leischen Stelter
The opioid crisis has led to an overwhelming number of overdose calls that police must respond to. Even with limited time and resources, officers can effectively find and stop dealers by implementing these simple surveillance tactics.
By Jinnie Chua
Incarceration is the criminal justice system's sweeping response to drug offenses, but is it justified or sustainable? Find out how structured rehabilitation programs for non-violent drug offenders can do more to prevent reoffending.