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People with an opioid use disorder, in particular, had a tenfold higher risk of being diagnosed with COVID-19.
Overdose deaths rose by nearly 5% in 2019, and the pandemic could make matters worse.
Federal judge rules in favor of nonprofit seeking to open the country’s first overdose prevention facility.
Opioid use disorder is fueling a rise in youth hepatitis C cases and a stabilization of a long decline in HIV among people who use drugs.
The state will provide prisoners medication-assisted treatment to treat opioid use disorder and is creating more syringe services programs.
Researchers followed people with a drug-injection history who had been cured of hepatitis C and were receiving addiction treatment.
Three distributors and a drugmaker may avert the first federal trial over their role in the U.S. opioid crisis.
It’s a lot easier to fight addiction when you have a stable place to live.
An opinion piece in Nature calls out federal efforts to tackle the U.S. opioid crisis.
A new report warns the crisis could see a third wave if synthetic opioids continue to move into new U.S. markets.
The center will study heroin, prescription painkillers and other drugs in order to develop new treatments for addiction.
The first national study of opioid use disorder recovery found that staying off such drugs often requires great effort and various services.
Governor Ron DeSantis signed the Infectious Disease Elimination Act, effective statewide July 1. [VIDEO]
Nearly 35 million people are estimated to be suffering from substance use disorders worldwide.
Las Vegas resident Stella Armstrong cured her hep C and the joy-killing fatigue and pain that came with it.
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