In Washington state, 42% of respondents said they had used the dangerous opioid in the previous 3 months.
As International Overdose Awareness Day dawns on Aug. 31, Washington state's largest county has set a new record for fentanyl-related deaths in one year.
Offering directly observed therapy with a video smartphone app did not improve buprenorphine engagement or outcomes, study finds.
Addiction researcher Caleb Banta-Green offers context to the troubling spike during COVID-19's emergence, and ideas for combatting it.
415 residents succumbed: Heroin and opioids, including fentanyl, continue to be most common drugs linked to fatal overdoses.
Uptick seen in fatal overdoses involving illicit fentanyl, says UW author of annual drug trends report.
She took one hit of heroin and “ended up dead for a few seconds,” recounted UW Medicine psychiatrist Richard Ries, describing a patient. Years later, though, the woman got married and returned to college.
Opioid addiction and deaths persist; interventions continue to expand
Washington State Department of Health, Julie Graham, 360.810.1628
UW drug-abuse researcher had lead role in data analysis