By Dr. Jessica Sapp
The opioid crisis is an example of how first responders have become essential in contributing to public health. Find out how EMTs and police officers are working together on the frontlines to save lives by providing drug users with treatment.
By Jon Hager
States such as Georgia have taken steps to restrict access to prescription opioids, but recent research suggests it's not enough to stem the opioid epidemic. Find out how examining the specific causes of opioid-related deaths can help determine what initiatives would be a more effective solution.
By Leslie D. McManus
As society becomes more aware of the dangers of over-prescribing opioids, it’s time to start looking for pain-management alternatives to help keep student-athletes in the competition without putting them at risk for addiction.
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.